Ciaoooooo regazzi. Too many countries and too little time I tell ya. Checked 2 more off the list this week and couldn't resist a quick ~blog~ about it. Was going to try and hold off and hit y'all with 3 whole trips in one post, but most of you skim these anyways so I decided to save your time, and mine. SOOOO lets talk about GER-MA-NY, let's talk about u & me (I hate myself lol)
From Holland to Munich, we kept our touristy juices flowing during our quick 36 hours in Germany. We woke up in Wombats hostel (with our two roommates from Taiwan and South Korea who really didn't enjoy our (s)quad) & made our way to Starbucks for a VENTI coffee on our rainy Tuesday morning before our walking tour through the city. (Ps it rains EVEYWHERE I go and my friends think I'm cursed because of it... sorry not sorry people). We enjoyed the most German lunch consisting of cheese filled sausage and dark beer (#abroadchangedme) and saw the Marienplatz, open air market, and the Hofbrahaus (HAUSSS).
After our walking tour , we decided to make the trek to Dachau concentration camp, which was about a 30 min train ride outside of the city. Although we knew it was going to be a depressing visit, I think we are all extremely glad to have done it. It was absolutely the most chilling , yet humbling experience we've had. Watching a documentary inside the museum, reading personal stories, and seeing original pictures that represented exact rooms where we were standing was tough to do. Walking around the camp really put things in perspective and it's hard to explain it until you go yourself. Overall, I'm incredibly humbled to be able to tell my kids some day that I've been and seen what was, Dachau.
Lifting spirits was incredibly necessary after our afternoon , so to top off our short lived time in Munich we HAD to see a biergarten for ourselves. The rumors are true people, the beer is served in LITERS and meat to a German, is like pasta to an Italian, they wouldn't have it any other way. We had too much fun ~doing as the German do~ so, with that, cheers to our waitress dressed in an Oktoberfest dress who surprised us with 3 entrees of mystery meat, our pony tailed tour guide, & those mustard dipped pretzels that took digging for spare change to purchase. Munich, THX & XOXO for sharing your people, culture and beer with us.