Munich, Germany

Munich in Germany is definitely a great city with a lot to explore. Our 3 days trip in Munich was turned into 10 days and it was not because we love the city so much that we had decided to extend our vacation but instead we were stranded due to the volcano eruption in Iceland. The eruption happened on that morning when we were on our way to the airport and our flight back to London was cancelled. We were told to wait for the next updates from the airline and so we waited for the next seven days but nothing has happened.

At this point, we knew that we could not survived any longer in Munich because we were out of cash and our credit and debit cards were swiped to the maximum limit. We were lucky that we could still afford a train ticket back to London but that cost us a bomb.  The train tickets cost us more than 500 Euros each and without thinking further we purchased the tickets at the counter due to the number of limited seats. We came to realize that it was first class Eurostar when we were on-board and that explains the price of the ticket.

The additional days as Munich was mixed feeling. The bright side was we get to visit so many more places and we even made a day trip to Austria. The darker side of it was the challenge that we had to face almost everyday searching for accommodation. Most of the hotels and hostels were fully booked due to the event of the World’s biggest international trade fair for construction at that time. Despite an unpleasant situation that I encountered, Munich still has a very special place in my heart and a lovely place to be. I would strongly recommend visiting the very beautiful Nymphenburg Palace, Munich Residenz, Neuschwanstein Castle, Viktualienmarkt (Food Market) and to experience Munich National Theater! (Year 2010)

 

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