Munich - Part 1

Trip Start May 30, 2012
Trip End Nov 07, 2012

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Flag of Germany  , Bavaria,
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A little over 22 days ago we arrived in Budapest. At our hostel, staying in the same room as us, we met a guy from Colombia named Cesar. Over the few days that we roomed with Cesar, we got to know him better and found out that he is going to school in Munich for his masters in transportation studies. When Cesar left to go back to Munich, he mentioned that if we were ever in Munich, to send him a message. Originally, Jess and I had not planned to go to Munich, but since it was on the way to our other destinations, and it helped to break up the travel a little bit, we sent Cesar a line. We are so glad we did!! Cesar talked to his landlord and was able to house us for four nights. Cesar was an amazing host! He met us at the train station, had a BBQ with us and some of his friends when we got in Munich, and even gave us his room to stay in. Needless to say we have been catching up on some much needed sleep and even spicing up our suppers a bit with access to an oven and room to move around a kitchen.

Munich itself has been pretty interesting. There is a lot more to see than we originally thought. Our first morning in Munich was a little rainy (pretty much the only significant rain during the day we have experienced) so we went to the the Deutsches Museum. Most amazing museum I have ever seen! German quality indeed. There were six floors of pretty much everything you can think of. Jess and I spent 4.5 hours in the museum and we still didn't see everything. We also saw a demonstration in the electrical power section. The demonstration was in German, but I am pretty sure he said something about 60,000 volts at one point. Our other favorite exibits were the shipping/marine navigation and the coal mining. After the museum the weather got better and so we hit the streets of old town Munich. The most spectacular building in Munich, in my opinion, is the neo-gothic town hall in the centre of the city. It has a huge mechanical clock with jousters that come out at 11, 12, and 5 o'clock.

More to come on Munich. Stay tuned...


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Nana on

Your amongst ancestors,Ryan.Wonder how many " GIES" paths you's may cross,while in Germany---- Remember Uncle Wilfred?? Fun man he was!!
I'm really enjoying traveling with you's from the comfort of my recliner!!
Take care XX

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