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Comprising Spagus (derived from Asparagus), or Cam. Previously rural banker and farmer that has decided to ditch his tie and gumboots in exchange for a backpack and shaved head. Partnered with Shroom (derived from Mushroom), or Cat. Formally a country/city/country girl that has left behind the world of policy consulting and has ditched her high heels for some comfortable (yet stylish) footwear to support a wee bit of globetrotting through 2010 and 2011. We hope you enjoy following the travels of SpaguShroom through Europe, North America and South America!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Germany (June 26 - June 28)

We had been told by many to expect only great times during our stay in Germany’s capital city München (Munich). This has certainly been the case as we cheerfully filled our weekend wandering the streets; taking in the festival like atmosphere and enjoying the celebratory chaos of Germany’s victory over England in the football.

Our hostel was excellent. Being the first hostel of many, we were stoked that we got this one right therefore easing ourselves gently into hostel life. After unintentionally attending a church service (all in German obviously), we headed to the world famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall. The place was absolutely steaming hot and jam-pack with tourists from all over the world-though I think there were a few locals too. With the Bulvarian brass band cranking we got amongst and had a great night alongside a French family (that spoke no English).

On Sunday we took part in a 4 hour bike tour of the city with Mike’s Bike Tours. This had been recommended to us and proved to be fantastic. It was a great way to see the city and learn about its’ history, as well as partaking in a traditional lunch in München’s biggest beer garden (seating 7000 people), the Chinesischen Turm.

A recommended “must do”, the dancing Glockenspiel located on Neus Rathaus in Marienplatz, would most certainly be left off the list if we visited here again. Very over-rated and not worth standing around for.
After completely indulging in Germany we look forward to a bit of reprieve at our next destination, Prague.

1 comment:

  1. lookin gud team!~ I bet germany is amping with this hot run in the football world cup