Blue skies over Bavaria
Trip Start Apr 08, 2007
129Trip End Oct 01, 2007
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We came down from Frankfurt yesterday afternoon on the ICE. The trip was less enjoyable than it would otherwise have been thanks to us having to disconcertingly sit facing the wrong direction for the whole trek. It's ok to look at everything going by the opposite way, but it gets a little upsetting to the internal motion detectors after an hour or two. Mayu got a little sick from it, so she wound up trying to sleep for the last hour or so to avoid dealing with it.
After we got to my brother's place, we dropped off our stuff, had a little tour of the new flat and then made for the Englisch Garten
Mayu and I have spent today mostly strolling around the Altstadt. We made the standard stop at Marienplatz, with its famous Neues Rathaus, and then wandered around the backstreets. We hiked up the narrow steps of the neighboring Peterskirche bell tower as well, getting a gorgeous view over the whole town. The steps up were unsettlingly narrow, but with a little squeezing we managed to make our way up without too many pauses. Afterwards, we visited the outlandishly elaborate Asamkirche, with its borderline-disgustingly embellished Rococo interior. Popping by a discount bakery for a mid-afternoon snack, we then moved on past through Marienplatz once more and then up towards Karlsplatz, visiting the imposing Frauenkirche en route.
I'm still trying to work out photo file storage across the trip. We stopped into an electronics store and had a look at portable hard drives, but I still haven't made up my mind. Really though, with the size of the pictures I take, it's the only realistic option, so we'll probably go back. For the rest of the day though, I'm hoping to get a hold of my buddy Jim and line something up for the evening.
That's the status update for now, here at an internet cafe off Marienplatz in Munich.