It was our 11th wedding anniversary last weekend, so we decided to
dump leave the kids with my in-laws and go somewhere nice by ourselves. Munich was high on our list because, well, because they’ve got lots of beer…..Haha! We aren’t planning on going to Oktoberfest anytime soon though. Or ever for that matter. I don’t think we can handle it.
While in Munich, I came to several conclusions. Observations, if you will.
All Koreans have really pretty handwriting.
“Jae-hee was here” I didn’t actually see that written on a wall but I imagine that’s what it said in Korean, because I can’t read Korean. Every graffiti I came across written in Korean was written so prettily it’s mesmerising. I should have taken a picture. I could just stand there all day, staring at a wall. But I got hungry.
Germans can cook as well as they can play soccer
If the Germans and the French were to have a cook-off, the Germans will win 7-1 (Sorry Brazil, couldn’t help it 🙂 ). I’m not talking about the sausages. In fact, I didn’t have a single sausage dish my entire stay ( I did steal some bites of Weisswurst off the hubby’s plate though). The first day I was there, I was blown away by a pork roast served with caramelised onions. Typical German Hausfrau cuisine but done so so so so well (kicking myself for not having taken a picture of it). I continued to be blown away for the remaining 4 days.
Ok, so I didn’t eat ONLY German food, I’m still lumping them together as German.
Bicyclists are bullies!!!
In Munich anyway. In the five days that I was there, I was almost ran over twice and clipped once. The bicycle lane is not on the street itself, like it is in most cities. It’s elevated like the sidewalk is and many times, it’s just a a portion of the sidewalk that they’ve allocated by painting a line on it. So if you’re standing on a corner of a crossing, waiting to cross the road, you need to watch that you’re on the sidewalk for pedestrians and not the bicycle lane because these maniacs will not stop. They’ll zoom right by you, missing you by inches. If you’re crossing their lane and a two-wheeler is coming faster than you expect it to, they won’t stop or slow down. No….. They’ll get really annoyed at you but just keep on going while calling out at you. That got me thinking about how the bicyclists in other cities complain about how car drivers do not watch out for them, slow down for them or how the car drivers drive on the designated bike lanes…. Erm….sound familiar?? Moral of the story: The more wheels you give a person, the more entitled they will behave. It’s not just how they behave towards pedestrians either. I witnessed many bicyclists riding out onto a street without looking for oncoming traffic or worse, riding out despite oncoming traffic because they think they can beat it. Let me tell you a little something about how mass and matter works; a tram will always win!! I’m sure there are responsible bicyclists out there. There are, however, too many who should have their bikes taken away from them.
I haven’t posted any recipes for a while. I am aware of that. I promise I’ll have something for you next time.
P.S. In case you’re wondering, I am still without a car, but I do have back with me a working dishwasher, kitchen sink and MP3 player! July did get better, yay!!