Arrived in Munich, arranged for a place to sleep. Of course it was raining which made things all the more enjoyable, not. Anyhow, our room was clean, and the shower was awesome (must be the German shower engineering)! When traveling, it’s the most important thing sometimes! We went into town to the Hofbrauhouse and got smashed on only 1 liter of beer. The beers are 3x stronger than normal beers and they serve you mugs 50x the size of normal ones.
The town looked exactly like Disney World & Epcot’s World Showcase. It almost looked fake. Munich is exceptionally clean and very modern.
The subway is hi-tech and ultra clean – unlike the sewer stench of Paris’s metro. After the thrashing we received after only 1 beer, we were all tired and went to bed at 7pm, earliest yet.
Cloudy and cold again. Today, we went to the Deutsches Museum which explored the historical development of natural science, technology and industry. It was really interesting to see how man developed wind power and converted it into electricity; dug tunnels for subways; developed the automobile engine, airplane turbines, etc. It was a brainiac’s wet dream. Here’s a photo of the interior architecture:
photo: Christian Yushimoto
I’m getting excited for the upcoming trip to the Greek Islands! I think that’s going to be the highlight of my trip. I picture the Mediterranean to be paradise on earth. So far, there has been no sun since we’ve been touring. I’m enjoying myself incredibly, but as a Floridian, I need a little sunshine!
I’m now on a train to Salzberg, Austria. My ancestors are from Austria. My grandfather on my mother’s side. We are only staying a few hours and then we’re off to Switzerland, supposedly the most scenic place on earth. I’m ready! Foot note about Munich: VERY expensive! I spent money faster here than in Paris! Everyone has either a BMW or Mercedes – even taxi drivers.
HDR photo by Trey Ratcliff, Stuck In Customs