Oh my goodness. It’s been so long. I had a million intentions of catching up on all of my blogging while I was in Germany, but then I went and lost the right lens of my eye glasses and staring at a computer screen was no longer a possibility. It was probably a blessing in disguise though, because I managed to have an AWESOME trip. The moral of the story is that if you ever get a chance to travel with six good looking men around a foreign country, take it.
On the way back from Germany I decided that this was a story that I didn’t want to forget and I bought a Moleskin notebook to write down the story. I wrote on the plane, I wrote on the train, I wrote in my bed, and I wrote at the office on my lunch break. I finished after 106 pages and I am SO glad that it is captured somewhere that I can read it on rainy days.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Having to go to BLS International to get my passport back from the Indian Visa people less than 24 hours before the trip so that I would be able to leave the country.
- Getting accused of being Steve’s wife by two security guards in the Munich airport.
- Drinking coffee at Starbucks out of real mugs.
- Shopping for a dirndl at C&A and meeting two lovely ladies from Texas.
- Renting bikes to ride around the outside edge of Munich to the castle, the Olympic park, and the English Garden.
- Watching people surf in the English Garden.
- Getting bottle service at a club in Munich, which I’ve never even done in the US.
- Seeing the Afritecture exhibit at the Pinakothek.
- Experiencing the tents at Oktoberfest – both inside and out – with our awesome waiter, Christoph.
- Drinking in liters instead of pints.
- Getting two bandaids from the girl next to me when I glass shattered and broke over my arm.
- Catching up on how everybody’s previous day went the morning after – there was always somebody we’d lost the day before.
- Drinking caramel hot chocolate with rice krispees from Trachtenvogl.
- Watching Love Actually with the boys.
- Doing cartwheels in the park.
Before the trip I ended up finding a guide for Munich on the Design Sponge website. It was written by a lovely lady named Eleanor who is originally from San Francisco, but moved to Munich and now owns a stationery business called e.m.papers. Perfect, right?
This trip was just the experience I needed to get back to feeling like myself – a week of no responsibility and no drama did the soul good. Hopefully I get a chance to edit my pictures from the trip soon.
One international trip down this year, one to go. Just 7 days left until I’m on a plane heading to India.