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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 3rd 2006

Wow. I've had a couple of amazing weekends, and the week between was pretty incredible too. Weekend before last Me, Nick, the Rutgers crew(Frank, Rob, Cait), Bec and John went down to Killarney to see what we could see. It was probably some of the most fun i've had in Ireland as of yet. The town is a gorgeous little hamlet nestled between the views of the ring of Kerry, a 100+ mile circle of beautiful little towns in some of the most beautiful parts of ireland, to the west and a spectacular national park to the southeast. After a hefty train ride, it was really a treat to have such views readily available on our disembarking, as well as the charm of a small town. I will admit that after an extended period, even Dublin ... read more

Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Sankt Goar October 2nd 2006

Only 3 nights left on tour. Today we went through the Rhine Valley to St Goar. Most of the morning was spent on the bus and the afternoon was full of fun. After a Rhine River Cruise we went wine tasting and tried the famous ice wine. We also bought a bottle to add to our collection of alcohol from the trip. It was a fun ride back to the hotel as everyone had had a fair bit to drink. We had a nice dinner at the hotel and continued drinking in the bar before we went back to our room to play drinking games. ... read more

Europe » Germany October 2nd 2006

Δευτέρα. Σύμφωνα με το πρόγραμμα, το οποίο κρατάμε με θρησκευτική ευλάβεια, πάμε στην Endress+Hauser στο Wetzer ένα κοντινό χωριό δίπλα στο Pfronten. Ξεκινάει το σεμινάριο (επιτέλους μέχρι τώρα είχαμε μπύρα και φαγητό). Μετά από μια σύντομη ιστορική αναδρομή της εταιρίας μας μιλάνε για τους recorders, water samples, temperature transmitter & sensors και special temperature engineering από μια αρκετά όμορφη κοπέλα και από έναν με πολύ χιούμορ τύπο τον David (σπάνιο για Άγγλο). Φάγαμε στην E+H και μετά μας ξενάγησαν στο εργοστάσιο για να δούμε πώς κατα... read more
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 2nd 2006

We drove down to Ingolstadt and rented a hotel room there because they were a lot cheaper than staying in Munich even at a hostle. We cheked in there around noon and then got on the train to Munich. When we got off the train we simply followed the people in leiderhosen (I have no idea how you spell that). Once we were there we found the beer gardens but we couldn't figure out how to get beer. There was no way we were getting inside them because aparently Germans start drinking at 8:30am! There was no room outside at the tables either. Finally we asked a German girl if she spoke english and she did. She told us to just grab a waiter or waitress and tell them how many beers we wanted. Once we ... read more
Oktoberfest 2006
Oktoberfest 2006
Oktoberfest 2006

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 2nd 2006

What European holiday would be complete without visiting the biggest beer festival in the world? So we decided to make a day trip to Oktoberfest. Germany had a 4-day long weekend, and it felt like every German was there. Shoulder to shoulder mayhem. What was really cool is that the locals all get into the spirit and wear traditional dress. Hit the beer halls early at 10am and managed to nab a seat, which was lucky. Great festive atmosphere with people happily downing 1 litre steins, and every so often dancing on the benches and tables to the live band. Lined my stomach with some wursts and even then could only manage 2 steins. No hangover as they don't use any preservatives. Mini didn't drink at all; she was more than happy to take photos. After ... read more
Crowds
Drinking buddies
Paulaner beer tent

Europe » Germany » Hesse » Frankfurt October 2nd 2006

Geee- it really got a little dusty in here- huuh whats that? Must be the remainders of a pizza I had when I was writing the last blog- move along you filthy thing! Ah well- no excuses... A day out of a student pilots life. Chances are I will bore many of you to death. But since I haven't written a blog for quite some time I just wanted to give you the chance to take part on my life for a very brief time again. A lot has happened since the last blog- I know- much of that worth writing a blog. But since I'm a lazy ass I never „found the time“ (Yeah- whatever...!). Anyway, for those of you who care- I am good, healthy, well fed and I've got a new uniform to ... read more
Hell yes- I'm really into books!
I told you- its called "chairflying"...
Me and my Sim...

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 1st 2006

So, we hopped on a train to Munich, not knowing what to expect, and braved not only the city itself, but its most famous and infamous institution: Oktoberfest. There is really not much to say, I think, except Oktoberfest can be fun, we didn't get robbed, and we escaped OK, and people in Austria hate Oktoberfest and find it a disgusting idea. I am of the personal opinion that the largest beer party in the world must have some merits. Agree to disagree. While there we saw a few interesting things: a man who sat with us and told us he is "not a nationalist at all, but when it comes to beer he is," who claimed to have had twelve beers at Oktoberfest one year. (I believe it). A Sixteen year old's first Oktoberfest, at ... read more
Swan in Englischer Garten
Swan in Englischer Garten
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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 1st 2006

Still hanging in there in Germany. Not too much has been going on, a lot of teaching preparation, and figuring out TWS stuff. I am going to do my unit in Math over Number Sense. So it shouldn’t be too bad. I hope. We have hung around H-berg lately, and are working on planning other trips. We went on a Volksmarch a few weekends ago, and it is an organized hike up the hills and around the city. AO and I went with two of the upper elementary teachers from my school and we had a good time. We walked the 11 K and got a cheap beer stein out of it so it was fun. We’ve been downtown a bit, hanging out at cool places and checking things out. This week we went with my ... read more
AO, Grace, and I
Mostly empty masses
O-fest grounds

Europe » Germany » Berlin » Berlin October 1st 2006

BERLIN-GERMANY 1/10/06 30/9/06 Last day on Rica today. : ( A few feeling a bit worse for wear from the night before, the sunnies were out in force. So with no one to talk to up the back… I made the most of it, up the front of the bus, enjoying the view. The drive to the German border was very pretty through little towns and forested areas. Once a few more of the girls woke up, and after a delay from some road works, we decided to see how many European truckies we could make crack a smile in the queue of traffic that we passed on the other side of the road. So imagine if you will, a bunch of girls sitting up the front of a tourist bus, grinning like idiots, waving madly ... read more
The Last Night!

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 1st 2006

Πήραμε πρωινό στο ξενοδοχείο. Στις 9:00 μια μικρή παρουσίαση στην αίθουσα παρουσιάσεων του ξενοδοχείου για να γνωριστούμε. Αναχώρηση για Μόναχο στις 10:00. Ξενάγηση στην αρχή με λεωφορείο και μετά με τα πόδια στην πόλη από έναν πολύ ευχάριστο ξεναγό τον Markus. Η ιστορία της πόλης πολλή απλή. Το μόνο που πρέπει να ξέρεις είναι ΜΠΥΡΑ - ΜΠΥΡΑ - ΜΠΥΡΑ. Α και για μια δυναστεία αλλά δεν θυμάμαι το όνομα της. Δεν πειράζει!!!. Η ξενάγηση ήταν καταπληκτική. Φαγητό στο Hofbräuhaus (το σπίτι του βασιλιά). Κόσμος, κ... read more
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