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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 16th 2018

Day 2 - Planes, trains, automobiles and very little sleep It’s kind of hard to figure out where Day 1 ends and Day two begins. By the time we landed in Philadelphia we were tired. With only a couple hours of sleep and traveling we were exhausted and tired. At this point during the travels you start to read each other a little bit and it was very apparent that we needed food immediately. We walked from the concourse we landed at to concourse A. It was a bit of a walk but it was really an enjoyable walk through the shops that lined each concourse. I love airports. I love people watching. I the journey to get to your destination. We decided on a little restaurant called Chickie’s and Pete’s. We all ordered a Philly ... read more
Food Tray on the plane
We have arrived!
Getting on the S-Baun

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich July 30th 2018

Bonjour à tous, Je ce que je peux dire en commençant cette page c’est que la fatigue se fait fortement sentir. Des km à pied tous les jour, pour la semaine dernière c’est 60,2 km et la température qui reste bien au-delà de 30º. Même hier au soir pour aller manger, à la brasserie Hofbrauhaus, j’avais juste un petit kilomètre à faire, et bien j’ai presque réussi à le multiplier par 3. Tout près de l’hôtel il a Englischer Garten un des plus beaux parcs paysagé du monde, mais aussi le plus grand en centre ville. Légèrement plus grand que Central Park à NY, et 3 fois plus grand que Hyde Park à Londres. C’était tellement agréable de retrouver un semblant de fraîcheur dans ce parc que je me suis aventuré dans les allées, et les ... read more
Le siège BMW
du surf en centre ville
La salle de Hofbrauhaus

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich July 29th 2018

Bonjour à tous, Je vais commencer par la conclusion, pour ceux qui n’ont pas l’envie ou la patience de me me lire jusqu’au bout. Organisez vous un séjour à Munich. Vous ne le regretterez pas. Je trouve cette ville absolument fabuleuse, et je n’y suis là que depuis quelques heures. La recommandation est gratuite, mais votre plaisir sera total. Un petit mot de Nuremberg hier au soir. Lorsque que je suis sorti pour manger, encore beaucoup plus de monde dans les rues que l’après-midi. Il y avait un concert sur la grande place de la ville, qui doit probablement pouvoit accueillir plusieurs dizaines de milliers de personnes. J’avais eu l’occasion de voir la scène dans l’après-mid. Je n’y suis pas allé, et je ne sais pas qui se produisait. Cette foule m’a effrayé, et un peu ... read more
Carillons animés
Schatz Kammer
Munich

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich July 22nd 2018

The day started rather badly, I blame my wife for this. She is a nervous flyer and insisted we stay up drinking late the night before so that she could sleep on the plane. Thus, at 4.30 in the morning I was sat, bleary eyed on the loo, performing my functions and feeling woozy. I have rhinitis and every morning I must blow my nose vigorously to clear my sinuses. Consequently, I was using the toilet paper for… two purposes. My multitasking ability is poor when half asleep and half pissed. I don’t know how the mix-up occurred, but my ablutions were interrupted by a hideous smell. A glance in the mirror confirmed my worst fears; effectively I had shat on my own face. At least I learnt that I don’t suit a moustache. It ... read more
Augustiner beer garden
A jolly chap
Munich Palace

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 6th 2018

Today we spent the last full day in Germany, driving from Nuremberg to Munich. I dropped my new car off at the transport point at the Munich airport to have it shipped back to the US, in about 8 weeks. While it was a fun experience, I do not think I would do a European delivery again. It was very complicated to set up and the car in Germany did not have all the functions it will have in the US. The car is on it's way back, and Sophie and I are on our way to the second phase of our travels. Tomorrow we fly to Athen for two days and then board the Seabourne cruse which goes from Athens, around the south of Italy eventually to Barcelona the end of June. Lots of fun ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich June 1st 2018

We have been busy the past few days, and apparently also the evenings, as I am very delinquent in updating my blog. Today is Friday, and we are getting ready to leave Munich. Our original plan was to drive to Prague, but in speaking with my ex-boss, Peter Emmert, he suggested that I should not take a new BMW into the Czech Republic and park it somewhere. He advised that while it may be OK, it is just at a greater risk of being stolen since all the immigration has taken place. So we have changed our plans and we will be off to Vienna this morning. On Tuesday, we started the day visiting Dachau in the morning. I have visited several times in the past, but Sophie has never visited a concentration camp. As always, ... read more
Famous Dachau gate
Dachau memorial
Andechs

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich May 31st 2018

auf Wiedersehen, Munich. Jack and I visited the Alte Pinakothek and the Neue Pinakothek gazing at the art of the Old Masters and Immpressionists. One of the Van Gogh Sun Flowers is in the Neue, this was painted as a decoration for Van Gogh's house as he was expecting house guests including Paul Gauguin and he wanted art on the walls to be cheerful for his visitors. Today, we would have run to Home Goods for "wall art"! Our last dinner was at a traditional German restaurant, the Spatenhaus which is across the street from the Munich Opera. We had the pleasure of sharing an upstairs dining room with a Russian couple and their three body guards who at in the other room. #don'tstareattheRussians. Taxi ride back to our hotel. Strategy on repacking. The first leg ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich May 27th 2018

Today we stayed inside the city to experience two really "specific to Munich" sites. First we took the train to Nymphenburg Palace, just outside the city. We wanted to get some walking in and this really fit the bill. Nymphemburg was once summer place of the Wittelsbacher kings and queens when, I guess, it was simply too hot in downtown Munich. After all, it lies a great distance, 8km, from the city center. After taking the train to Rotekreutzplatz, Sophie and I felt like we walked another 8km to get to the palace. But, it is really a spectacular site to visit while in Munich. After living in Munich 4 years and visiting the palace many times, I continue to be amazed at the beauty of the place. We took a long walk around the grounds ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich May 27th 2018

Nymphenburg Palance was the summer home of the King of Bavaria. The photos are better than any words to describe this "Schloss" which is German for fancy castle. Carriages, fountains, swans, and a couple Americans....great visit!... read more
Carriage, one of many
Fountain
Fountain

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich May 25th 2018

First full day of our European adventure. Arrived in Munich yesterday and today visited the BMW Welt to pick up my new car, to be driven the next 2 weeks and then to be shipped back to the states. We were well treated. I had the luxury of Weiss Wurst and eine Bretze for breakfast, which almost topped the new car. Sophie Knott got to stand near a car she wished she could take home and we took a tour of the BMW Museum. Later in the day we visited with my neighbors from Germany, Margit and Johann Oberhauser, which included a very nice visit to a local Bier Garten for Obatzda and, of course, beer. Super start to our trip.... read more
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