Munich, capital city of Bavaria, Germany

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I broke my rule of waiting for a hint of daylight to get on the road and start the day in Munich.

Our first stop was a small outdoor cafe to have brunch.  The menu offered the customary sausages and eggs.  I decided to splurge on calories and go right to the pastry menu, and since I was struggling with the mineral water, I ordered a familiar “American ginger ale”

Touring the city was spectacular. At times I stood still looking at a beautiful building, church, statue, landscape,  or just anything.  Lucky for me and my wallet that most retailers are closed on Sundays, that left only window shopping at times.  The smaller shops, boutiques and restaurants were open, so if Sunday works into your schedule there will still be plenty of places to spend the Euro.

After a full day out I checked in to my hotel near the airport to get ready for the dreaded 10 hour flight home. I choose a NH hotel, and it was very nice, very clean, accommodating and moderately priced.

The Munich airport is easy to navigate, customs took about 1 hour.  Some of the items not allowed were fruits, vegetables, dairy, or meats.   My candy bars were o.k.

Upon arrival in Atlanta it’s back through customs again, then you have to go to baggage and back through TSA screening.   This all took some time so if you have to book a connecting flight to your final destination keep this in mind.  Upon the return home I gained back my six lost hours, but I did not feel any less tired.   Overall, I would say the trip was not bad….not bad at all…..

Happy travels…I hope you enjoy the photos…..

 

 

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Girls day out -Weiden Germany

18581482_10211489579708699_1016589277343685173_nMy grand daughter and I ventured out today, without a guide, without big plans, just winging it.

We decided to take the rail and spend the day in Weiden.  We arrived at the station 1/2 hour early thinking it would be a task to purchase the ticket on our own. I chose the “English” option on the ticket machine but could not get the credit card to process.  Another passenger kindly tried and told me the machine is “kaputt”. It was no big deal because there is a ticket machine on the train and it worked just fine.

When we arrived at the station in Weiden we decided to walk to the city center , since it was a perfect 65* and sunny. My fit bit has been applauding and buzzing for the past five days.

Shopping was really neat because all the shops are small and carry different merchandise in each one.  The sales people are friendly and give great service and they like my accent.

Now that I have the Euro figured out, picked up a few words and have my clothing size right, there’s no telling what I may end up packing for the trip home. Spending money is easy for me, the country doesn’t matter.

We decided to try Italian food in Germany for lunch.  The big treat was having “Pepsi” no Coke, and they gave me ice as requested. My pizza was huge for $8 bucks and really good.  I could not find the spot on my receipt for a tip, so I decided not to leave one.  That has been bugging me all day, but they thanked me for dining so time to move on.

All in all it was a fun day out.  We made it home with all of our goodies in the shopping bag we purchased.  There is plenty of room in it  when you only get new shoes and no shoebox with them.  I never found much use for the box anyway.

This adventure so far has been easy breezy…happy travels..