Auf Wiedersehen Munich ... Hello Mykonos!
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
25Trip End Oct 09, 2010
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After packing, we headed over to Oktoberfest to wander around and marvel at the beer tents. When you think of a tent, you probably envision something that sleeps 2-4 people that you roll up and chuck in your boot.
Tents at Oktoberfest are a little different.
They're full-on two or even three-storey, wooden buildings that are about the length of a football field! The guys started working on constructing these in about June/July as they take 3 months to put together ... just a little different to your average BCF tent! They kind of have to be though as the population of Munich goes from 1.7m to about 6 or even 8m people (depending on who you talk to) during Oktoberfest
Anyway, it was all very interesting and we managed to avoid getting run over by forklifts so we felt it was a successful trip!
Back to the hotel to collect our bags then off on the train to the airport. After dodgy directions from the Info desk, we eventually found the check-in counter required and jumped on our plane ... all without showing our passports even once (though Jeff did have to prove that both cameras were actually working and not some tiny WMD)!
Flying to Athens, then Mykonos with Lufthansa was interesting. The German air hostesses have all the pleasantness and tact of Helga, the shotput champion ... just make sure you *never* get in their way!
The flight from Athens to Mykonos was so short that the hosties didn’t even get to finish serving everyone their drinks!
Checked in, then went to the restaurant for dinner – with a magnificent view overlooking the town and the party boat moored in the bay. What a beautiful place! Jeff fed half of his squid to a surprisingly polite but very well-fed ginger stray cat.