Airport Stopover

Trip Start Sep 30, 2005
Trip End Jun 04, 2006

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Saturday, April 1, 2006

The best flight deal I could get to Hong Kong was via Munich. So here I was in an empty airport for 6 hours. It seemed as if there were no flights and that the vast expanses of steel and glass were a little bit wasted. The spaces did however, provide plenty of scope for lapping the airport to get some exercise before my 12 hour flight and to kill the time.

I know from past experience just how wealthy a city Munich is and the airport shopping is eye wateringly expensive. What I didn't expect to see was a Sex Shop planted amidst the boutiques and tourist shops selling World Cup and Munich Oktoberfest merchandise.

As evening came people filtered into the terminal for a lot of long haul night flights. When I saw a group of Chinese I assumed they'd be on my flight, somehow forgetting after an afternoon's solitude in the airport that there would be flights other than mine. It was the lazy thinking of a tired mind after the rushing around of the previous evening, coming home from Scotland and then packing, and heading back to Heathrow.

I didn't want to doze off before the flight, so the only thing for it each some Bavarian food and drink some Bavarian beer. As the picture atests, neither is the most aesthetically pleasing thing you'll be served, but they are mighty tasty. Just don't ask what's in the sausages.

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