Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 28... Let the Journey begin

September 28th
Munich, Germany. Never did I think that I would be in Germany for Oktoberfest, the world's most infamous beerfest. I woke up at 4:45am to shower and quickly pack, a train to catch to Edinburgh at 6:50 and we (Hannah and I) have at least a 30 minute walk. Running late, someone over slept (they will remain anonymous). Make it to the train station with about 10 minutes to spare, leg one done. Arriving in Edinburgh we catch a bus to the airport. We have plenty of time to spare, catch the flight to Germany. Both departing and landing we get to walk on the tarmac (so this is what Obama feels like). We make it through customs in Germany and another stamp in the passport. The festivities are in Munich but we landed in Memmington, so we have about an hour and half bus ride to some place in Munich, at this time we didn't know where we would be dropped off. We make it to the central station of Munich and have to find a place to ask for directions to our hotel, Hotel Kent. Thankfully the lady in the shop at the station knows English and has a map of the subways and streets. Poor planning on our part. We make it to the hotel with the help of some Germany directions from an elderly cab driver (the funny thing is that neither of us know Germany, we asked in English and he told us in German). Next obstacle, we are meeting a friend who is a friend of Hannah's, we have no number or phone that works in Germany, one again the cosmos align and Devon, the girl we are meeting is on the computer in the lobby of the hotel. We run upstairs put out stuff down and in a matter of minutes we are out the door back to the subway to head to the festivities. We get there around 6:00 pm and the rides are light up like a massive state fair. There are so many people everywhere from everywhere. Beer and wierner schnitzel is in the air, laughter and slurred words ring out, we are at Oktoberfest. The night consisted of brats and liters-o-cola... we met so many nice people, some from Australia, Pete, and a man from Colorado that sells textbooks who said he could get me as many textbooks as I wanted, FOR FREE!! Germans and not Germans were dressed in the traditional garb, liederhousen. It was a nice escape from one annoying musical instrument, the bag pipe, to a new one, the accordion. I could go on, but I think that the picture really say more.  A GREAT START TO OKTOBERFEST!

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