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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich February 26th 2020

Over the decades of my travel, the most common complaint of fellow travelers, other than jet lag, is traveler's constipation. Nobody wants to talk about it. Even the "travel nurse" in the Travel Clinic at Kaiser was dumbfounded when I brought up the subject. But over the years, I have picked up a few pointers, some rather extreme, and some rather practical to counteract this very real, and discomforting situation. At the "bottom" of this condition are the reasons we have the problem in the first place. In no particular order, these are: 1) change in diet, 2) dehydration, 3) lack of exercise, and 4) change in routine. Even the medical experts have a name for this, commonly known as dysbiosis, though I prefer to call it gut lag. ... read more
Best foods for constipation
Just walk!

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich January 7th 2020

Gestern habe ich die BMW Welt in München besucht. Der Grund dafür war die Abholung meines neuen Autos. Man kann sagen, dass ist entweder mein Geschenk an mich zum 45. Geburtstag oder aufgrund meines 20 jährigen Berufsjubiläums, da ich es ja schon im August bestellt habe. Die BMW Welt ist ganz nett. Ich habe dort ein kalten und warmen Snack bekommen und mir wurde der neue Wagen vorgestellt. Anschließend bin ich damit problemlos nach Stuttgart gefahren und habe dabei schon einige Features ausprobiert.... read more
In der BMW Welt.
In der BMW Welt.
In der BMW Welt.

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 1st 2019

Waking up today was a bit rough, as you can imagine. But to be honest, I think it was better than we thought it would be. We rose a bit earlier, as we absolutely had to catch the 9:53am train out of Munich to Fussen, which is very close to the Germany/Austria border. We were going down to see: Neuschwanstein castle! It's basically the castle that Walt Disney modeled his Cinderella castle after. I've seen pictures and it's always been a bucket list item of mine to go and see it in person someday. The weather today was absolutely perfect - sunny and in the low 70s all day long. Couldn't have asked for anything better! The only thing about the day was, it is a royal pain in the arse to get down there & ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 30th 2019

Day two began early. Our bodies woke us up at 6am, which was fine by me because I was starving. But we lazed around in bed for a little bit, as we never get to do that anymore with little kiddos. :) We went downstairs to our hotel restaurant for our free breakfast. The offerings are pretty European - several fruit, breads, meats, and cheeses but not a whole lot else. There were minimal cereals and yogurt so I snagged some cornflakes with some amazing honey on it. And we were able to order some scrambled eggs, which was nice. The best part is that the coffee is actually decent, which is a great relief. (Our hotel in Ireland a few years ago had super crap coffee.) We tried a weird kind of white breakfast sausage, ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 29th 2019

Well. I would have to say, our trip sure began in a way neither of us expected. We arrived at the Indy airport around 2pm (a little over two hours ahead of our flight). As usual, I have meticulously planned & packed & ensured we have everything ready for this trip. I even packed for the kids, made a lasagna for the in-laws, and had an entire weeks worth of groceries for them. And yet, somehow, this one little detail totally escaped me. We went to the Air Canada desk to check our bags. Randy checked his in, no problem. Then it was my turn. I handed the lady my passport & ticket. She glanced over things, paused, and said "do you have any other documents with this name?" My heart sank into my shoes and ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 27th 2019

It's time! Randy and I are preparing to leave for our third vacation together, second to Europe. We traveled to San Francisco & Napa back in 2013 before we were even engaged. And then went to Ireland the following year, before our wedding. Then we had to pop out a couple of kids, so traveling was on hold. This past winter, right after I had Hudson, I attended my company's holiday party and won a $3500 toward any vacation I wanted. Are you kidding me?! We were over the moon excited! And in true Randy-and-Lindsey fashion, we took less than 24 hours to research, decide, and book where we wanted to go: Germany during Oktoberfest! We highly considered Hawaii and Italy, but with this not being OUR money, it changed the conversation a little bit. Hawaii ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich September 15th 2019

Tag 0 - Wir sind um Glück lange vor Abflug in München beim Flughafen angekommen. Als wir einchecken wollten, haben wir erfahren, dass wir beweisen müssen, dass wir vorhaben, Kolumbien wieder zu verlassen. Damit offensichtlich ist, dass wir keine Wirtschaftsflüchtlinge sind, haben wir somit Flugtickets von Medellin nach Lima gekauft - und wir haben auch absolut wirklich vor am 29. November von Medellin nach Lima zu fliegen. Dass das der Billigste Flug war, den man stornieren kann, ist reiner Zufall. Außerdem ist uns eingefallen, dass wir so langsam unser Hostel buchen sollten und haben dies getan. Ich erinnere mich wieder an das Gefühl zu Schulzeiten, wenn man die Hausaufgaben nicht gemacht hat und probiert, schnell was zusammenzubasteln, während der Lehrer durch die Reihen geht und die Hefte kontrolliert. Zum Glück waren wir früh genug am Flughafen. ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich August 6th 2019

After enjoying our last breakfast in Bologna, we had a couple of hours before our train to have a final walk around the city. We were certainly glad that we did as we found the two towers, which are mentioned in Dante’s Inferno. Bologna has its own leaning tower. Other highlights were exploring some of the smaller side streets with some of the market areas including fish, fruit etc. A vibrant city. The walk did help us to prepare for the 6.5 hour train from Bologna to Munich - we were glad we got on in Bologna as there were more getting on in Verona. The train goes through the Brenner pass which is near the Italian/Austrian border in the Tyrol. The views are stunning looking across the towns, mountains and marvelling at the amazing engineering ... read more
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Neu Rathaus, Munich
Weiner Schnitzel

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich August 3rd 2019

It’s a little after 09.15 on Saturday morning when we board a near-empty Meridian train to make the two hour journey south to Salzburg. There’s still half an hour until departure time and it’s not long before the craving for caffeine has me beaten. I head-off back to the concourse to source a frothy milky fix. By the time I return things have been transformed. The train is awash with weekend travellers including a giggly hen party complete with bride-to-be in a vintage look stripy nightwear number complete with bloomers and a frilly bonnet. It’s standing room only now but luckily Ann has saved my seat and I’m now sat next to a tiny Chinese lady travelling with her husband and twelve year old son. I lift her case out of the aisle onto the luggage ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich July 3rd 2019

Tuesday 2nd July Today I did a day trip to Nuremberg to visit the German Railway Museum. It was a two hour trip on the Regional train. I could have taken the ICE train which takes half the time, but it was three times the price! The museum was quite interesting, particularly the section concerning the 1920s and 1930s, probably the golden age of German railways, when they were at the cutting edge of railway technology, and led the world with streamlined and high speed trains, such as the Flying Hamburger and the Noble Stag locomotive (I have models of both these). Of course the system was largely destroyed thanks to the Nazis starting WWII. The Allied bombing, plus the Nazis' crazed destruction of infrastructure as they lost the war, saw to that. Then the division ... read more
Noble Stag Locomotive
Monopteros in the Englischen Garten
Surfers in the Englischen Garten

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