Tuesday, 30 September 2014

OKTOBERFEST | MUNICH | GERMANY


Germany was seriously fabulous! Myself and my friend Trina went from London to Munich with a company called PP travels. The coach journey was pretty intense, but totally worth every second. 

We were lucky enough to get into the beer tents two days out of three as some people said they didn't get in once. The atmosphere is like no other I have been in before, totally vibrant and exciting. On the first day we sat with a bunch of people from all over the world. I especially enjoyed trying to speak with German people, it was so fun trying to communicate without knowing at least one word of the language for me! I know that sounds weird but sometimes it can get a bit boring when you understand at least a little and it was just so fun laughing at each others accents. I feel like I learned a lot about other cultures too which I really enjoyed.

On the Saturday we went to Dachau concentration camp and I did originally take photos but I have chosen not to add the ones of the inside the camp into this blog post as I feel it would be disrespectful, it isn't a nice place and I won't be going back again, but what I did get from it is that I am so lucky and I really should appreciate all my blessings every single day! 

We made up for the heaviness of the concentration camp by visiting the Andechs Monastery straight after. So we went from Death to Spirituality all in one day which was an experience in itself. The Monastery was amazing, they brew their own beer there and all the produce you eat is made by them, from the butter to the pigs they eat - it is all their produce. I had sauerkraut, German potato salad and a slithering of pork knuckle, I can never eat a pig again as I felt so evil but I can imagine people would enjoy this thoroughly. There was an organ player in the Cathedral, to whom was also absolutely amazing. We climbed the tower too which I would recommend as you get the best view of the tranquil, scenic destination. 

After Saturday's trips we went back into Oktoberfest for some more festivities, we went on the rides, had a look round all the souvenir stands, ate some honey roasted nuts then headed back to the camp for a cosy night in a tent together haha.

Sunday we decided to head back to the festival for one more day of beer tenting, luckily again being just two of us we were able to join a table of Italian and South American folk. It ended up with the whole beer hall standing on their tables and benches dancing and singing German and English songs. The energy in that place was super-fraggers and I want to do it all over again right this minute.

I loved Germany, I loved Munich, I loved Oktoberfest, I loved the atmosphere, I loved all the people we met along the way, I loved the food, I loved the staff at PP Travels for being so blooming awesome and sweet, I loved the feeling of being somewhere that felt totally foreign to me and I loved traveling with such a close friend who I love also.

I will most definitely be going back next year and possibly the year after that and after that...

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  1. I am glad you had fun there and I am sure the beer was just wowwwwwwwwwww :) x

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  2. It was! No preservatives added either so no hangover =P x

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