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Published: July 25th 2017
I took an earlier train to Vienna because I didn't trust the 15 minute connection on the train they booked me on... worked out well, gave me time to sit and grab a Starbucks for the first time in +2 weeks lol.
The train ride to Vienna wasn't exactly relaxing though lol. There was also a family with 4 kids around 8-12 that were "speaking" very loudly and watching videos with no speakers. For some reason one boy kept randomly yelling PO-TA-TO too lol, like the way Sam says it in LOTR...??? After about 20 minutes when the parents realized everyone was getting up and changing seats, they told their kids to calm down a bit. I couldn't be bothered to move... I just put my music on. Train to Munich was thoroughly uneventful. It's fun going 230+ km/h. It started to pour rain not long after we left Vienna... it's basically supposed to rain all week, which I hear is the same type of summer Ottawa's been having. Boo.
It was fun getting off at Hauptbahnhof in Munich - I always enjoy returning somewhere I know where things are and I can just zoom off to the tram/metro/whatever
New Town Hall in Marienplatz
The literally 2 minutes it stopped raining
without trying to find signs. I went to get my metro ticket and this lady started speaking really fast in German. I said sorry, English. She pretty much rolled her eyes and replied "nevermind you probably won't be able to help me" ... she wanted to buy a ticket lol so as I left my machine I just pressed two buttons for her, there you go, byyyyyye. Some tourists are capable of helping you know.
Anyway, I didn't do all that much by the time I got to the hostel and headed back into the city centre - basically just as I got to Marienplatz the sky went pitch black and it was raining sideways. My umbrella did me no good. I must admit it felt nice to be a little cold though after melting in Hungary and Slovakia lol.
I needed to warm up a bit so I went off in search of "Munchner Suppenkuche" for some lovely soup. I wasn't exactly brave enough to try the "sour lung" Bavarian speciality (veal lung hash???), so I went for their other Bavarian option of liver dumpling soup. It was realllllly good. I suppose if you don't like liver
or liver pate it wouldn't be your thing, but it hit the spot for me.
And that was pretty much that. It was still pouring. It's still pouring now. So I headed back to the hostel to plan some stuff for the rest of the week. I don't care if it's raining tomorrow I'm going to go enjoy my time on a lake.
PS: I'm convinced my hostel used to be a hospital or a psych facility because of the way the rooms are sized, the corridors and the doors/door frames in the corridors.
PPS: My adapter - that has served me literally everywhere I've ever gone - is being rejected by the ONE plug I have in my room. For it to hold up, I had to stack my purse on top of my backpack to serve as a base to prop up the adapter. Creativity win lol.
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