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Published: December 14th 2007
Here's looking at you kid!
Esther and Jude...what else is there to say?!
As if the forthcoming adventure to New Zealand isn't enough, I couldn't help but hop on another plane and head out for some last minute travelling. So I find myself in deepest, darkest Munich with only Jish for company as I've had to leave wee Glynn behind in frosty old England.
Thejourney over here was grand and I would certainly fly with Swiss International again - good job too as I have to fly back with them! Actually in all honesty it was a lovely couple of flights to get here, changing in Zurich where I spent 3 hours in the company of shops whose merchandise I could never dream of buying without my own personal bank vault in tow. Just as well I don't have a great hankering for Gucci handbags or Tag Heuer watches.
I caught the Lufthansa bus from Munich airport to the main train station where a smiley Esther and my mum were waiting (my mum was smiling too btw!). A short hop on the underground and we were up in my sister's new flat before you could say "bloody hell, it's a bit cold, isn't it? It's bigger than her last apartment which is
Give us a kiss
can you resist these lips?
just as well as there's 3 of us staying here!
Yesterday evening we naturally all just sat down together and caught up on everyone's news. Esther then decided to sleep over at her boyfriend's so me and mum chatted into the small hours of the morning.
Today we had a nice leisurely lie-in and headed out late in the afternoon to visit some of Munich's best Christmas Markets. I was promised a mini version of the infamous Munich Bierfest but alas I had to make do with a free mini chocolate Santa and not a drop of beer passed my lips....
The markets were lovely with loads of fascinating stuff to buy. It was rather peculiar to see so much stuff from all over the world and worse still to see how much was being charged for stuff that we could have picked up on the cheap in south-east Asia or South America. Still, we did find loads of traditional German stuff which was what I was really after and lots of pretty handmade Christmas decorations are now nestled deep in my suitcase. It was shockingly busy as well as mega-cold in the markets and I swear
Tollwood Christmas Market
Like being at an outdoor exhibition.
I heard more British accents than I did German ones!
Tomorrow, Esther and me are off to Füssen to meet up with my father and his wife, Franziska. That's the jumping off point for visiting the world famous Neuschwannstein Castle - that's the one you see in all the photos of Germany! Naturally, we'll be heading over that way so expect lots of cool pics, especially as it's supposed to be covered in snow over there.
In the mean time, enjoy a few photos from today's adventures and drop me a message if you have time as I'd love to hear from you :-)
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