Europe,  Germany

unexpected munich

After 36 hours of travel, I’m finally homeeee! I spent my last days in Europe in Munich, Germany, home of palaces and beautiful museums, but most known this time of year for Oktoberfest.
I took a train from Basel to Zurich, then tried to transfer to my train from Zurich to Munich… After looking at the time tables and seeing nothing, but knowing I had a train ticket booked for a train that departed in under 10 minutes, I went to the information booth and found out that my train was in fact a bus.
The bus ride was about 4 hours long, and we went through Switzerland (duh) and Austria before making our way into Germany.
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After checking into my airbnb, some fellow travelers from the house and I headed out to Oktoberfest. I had no idea what to expect, and it wasn’t as overwhelming as I had anticipated UNTIL we went into a beer hall.
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I got the only real drink available, a liter stein of beer.
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I clearly am not such a big fan of beer.
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We left at around 11:30 pm and I crashed the second I saw my bed.
The next morning, I headed out early and was surprised to see women and men still wandering around in dirndls and laderhosen, either going to or from around Oktoberfest.
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I spent the day sightseeing and exploring, and it was just beautiful!
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I checked out the München Residenz and it was so incredible! Everything was incredible ornate. The style of the carvings and all of the gold really reminded me of the Catherine’s Palace in St. Petersburg. IMG_5222
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I then went to the modern art museum, and I was BLOWN AWAY by the art. I’m a sucker for modern art, and this museum was not a disappointment in the slightest.
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After that, I headed over to the English Gardens, which were incredibly vast and peaceful.
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Where the river got a bit rough, people were surfing, which was mesmerizing.
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I stopped for a frappe, then walked home through Oktoberfest.
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It was crowded and I was a solo girl, so I decided not to stay for long, instead just passing by.
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I did stop for a wurst, which I enjoyed quite a bit.
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The next morning, I left early for the airport, which was super easy to get to via the S-bahn. It’s a good thing I arrived quite early, as the line for passport control was INSANE. It was out the door.
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After a six hour flight, I landed in Muscat, Oman. It was such a shame that I had arrived so late, as Oman seems like such an incredible country. I HAVE to return to actually see the place.
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I stayed at the Golden Tulip Airport Hotel, which gave me a giant room. There was no way one person could possibly take advantage of the large room they gave me, but it was appreciated nonetheless.
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The next morning at around 6:30, I was already at the airport, and to get over the morning drag, I had a frappe.
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My flight was 7 hours long, with an hour stop in KL, Malaysia. I had the best flight attendant who kept sneaking me dessert and snacks. He definitely made the flight better.
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After quite the long day of travel, I arrived in Singapore! I was so so excited to be reunited with my family, and it made the 36 hours completely worth it.

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