I have been so lazy lately and haven't updated my blog in a very very long time... SORRY GUYS! :S
Two weeks ago, I went to Munich, the capital city of Bavaria and industry in Germany, to visit my good friend Lara. I arrived on Friday night and went straight to the Hofbräuhaus for food and a Maß (litre of beer!). This building has been standing for over 400 years and was where Hitler held Nazi meetings and functions. It was also where the 'Beer Hall Putsch' of 1923 took place. So it had a special atmosphere! We met up with 4 of Lara's friends, who were all really nice but it was difficult to talk to them because there was an Oompah band playing in the hall so it meant we had to shout to have a conversation!
After we had eaten our food and drunk our beer, Lara and I went to a little grunge-y bar to meet some of her other friends. It was very alternative and was jam-packed with people! We had another couple of beers here, perched on one chair because there weren't enough for everyone and sharing a table with some intense-looking Germans. Again, it was a bit hard to have a conversation because it was so loud but I enjoyed it!
Next, we visited a bigger club. No idea what it was called but I remember getting student entry so it wasn't too expensive! :D They played Waka Waka, at which point I HAD to text whoever I could think of who was in Barcelona last summer, and I had a good dance/sing along! We left around 2/3ish and stopped off at McDonalds for a late night snack. I had a burger meal which was pretty nice but got steadily colder and more greasy-tasting on the walk home... YUM.
The next day, we went on a walk around the Olympiapark and went up the Olympiaturm.
We walked through the athlete's village and saw the memorial for the Israeli athletes
then got a kebab. I EVEN asked for onions and lettuce in mine, and garlic sauce! :O What a change for me!
We eventually reached the actual Olympic stadium bit with the Olympiaturm. There was some kind of Crufts show going on coz there were millions of dogs there but we didn't see any tricks or skills as they were happening inside the buildings :(
We went up the tower and got a pretty good view of the city.
After the Olympiapark, we walked round the corner to the BMW World. This is any car or bike fanatics paradise. There's loads of fancy cars and bikes to see and sit in as well as interactive areas where you can learn about new technologies used in the cars and generally play around with things. It was ACE! Me and Lara both had to have a photo with a bike...
and this was my favourite car:
We headed into the main square, Marienplatz and had a walk through the Englischer Garten on Sunday. I took loadsa tourist-y photos but here's a couple:
This is the new Rathaus:
and this is the old one:
I don't really know why they felt the need to replace it, other than to show off Gothic architecture! Oh well!
All in all, I had a great time. It was fun socialising and I really liked the city in general. I'm looking forward to going back there soon! :)