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Day 21 - Munich

rain 6 °C

As today is Sunday our hotel serves breakfast until 1pm so we decided to head out for a walk first this morning and then have a later breakfast. We walked along the river to 'Englischer Garten'. We had heard that there is a man-made surfing section of the river so we went in search of it. Sure enough, we found an area where about 10 guys were suited up in what looked to be very think wet suits surfing a wave that stretches across the 6 meter wide river on surf boards that looked to be about half size. They must have been freezing!

After watching for a while and walking around the southern end of the park we decided breakfast was calling. Breakfast at the Novotel is a bit of an event. There are so many choices!!! We both filled up again with the idea of not eating again until an early dinner.

As the weather wasn't great again we too the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn to one of the sister museum's of the Deutsches Museum. As we had free tickets it was a bonus! This branch was made up of lots of land transport vehicles. Ed was once again in his element and I found the information about how transport is being adapted to be better for the environment quite interesting. We killed another 3 or so hours here while it rained away outside.

When we were finished we decided that we had to go to the Hofbrauhaus. Neither of us were really keen on eating a big meal there but we wanted to check it out. We headed in and had a few beers with some massive pretzels and a cheese plate. We sat right near the kitchen and found it amazing to watch the amount of food coming out and how much of it is meat! It was also great to watch the way the waiters handle massive trays of food. It seems in these places that each waiter or waitress has their section of tables and they only do things for their own tables. You cannot get another waiter to do something for you if yours is busy. Quite an interesting system.

Back to the room now so that I can catch up on this blog and we've decided to skip out on dinner after eating too much bread and cheese!

Posted by AndreaSchache 09:01 Archived in Germany

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Glad you got to the Hofbrauhaus; tis truly an awesome place. Did you notice the Bavarian flags on the roof domes? They are apparently painted over the swastikas that were there in Hitler's day. The surfing is also pretty awesome - can't believe they get in there during such cold weather. Apparently it's a really long line in summer with surfers in the water right back down along the canal.

Looks like you're both still enjoying yourselves, which is awesome. Enjoy Paris! We're off to Vegas today, and are on the countdown with home a week tonight.

by the.macks

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