Trip Start May 02, 2005
47Trip End Dec 21, 2005
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Munich, Munchen.. somewhere in southern germany? Bavaria? beer sold by the litre stein.. ah yes its sort of coming back to me now!
Well I arrived here by a nice Austrian train and it was over a month ago so I dont really remember every little detail. Its a pretty cool city with a main pedestrian street running through the centre of the old town. Passing the old town hall, cathedral and the famous beer gardens.
Munich was a nice city to visit because it wasn't full of the usual tourist attractions (cathedrals, castles etc), its visited for the people and the city itself. My first day I wandered around to get a feel for the city and found myself in the huge Englischer Garten, which has surfing on the small river that flows through it!! and is also a favorite hangout for nude old german men... my que to head back to the hostel!
That night I bumped into aussie Kath who id met in fussen a week or so earlier. She was off on a pub crawl and invited me, but I didnt really feel like going, so I declined but we swapped email addresses.
I returned to the hostel and there was nothing much happening. I decided that maybe joing my 2nd pub crawl in europe would be better than an early night, so I got directions for where it would be and hopped on the metro. I went to all the bars it was supposed to go to but couldnt find any of the people in any of them. I ended up walking into some pub nearby and some german girl walked up and stuck a number on me and asked if I wanted to join a german singles night... I made an excuse and left!
But after not being able to find Kath I returned and bought a beer and joined them. I ended up spending the night with Alex and her brother Fritz and a heap of other germans and had a great night.. though I wasn't going to get up and sing with them!
The rest of my time in Munich was spent just wandering around enjoying the city, visiting the cities excellent technology museum - complete with space shuttle parts and jets.