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Posts from the “Bavaria” Category

The Final Note (was a high C)

Posted on 16 August, 2011

The last week in Salzburg felt no different than any other week for me. A number of people were feeling the homesickness. Others were dreading/anticipating the start of school so soon. And others still were staying on in Europe. I was in the latter category–and still trying to figure out plans. Originally I was going to Berlin and then to Wolfsburg to see HOWEVS, I was having to wait ’til the last moment to buy my Fussballspiele ticket anyways due to incurring medical expenses on a “weepy eye” for more than 48 hours… so there were no tickets left for either Wolfsburg or Bayern Muenchen. Ganz ganz traurig. So then I thought, well, maybe I’ll just go to Berlin. Then my flight changed around….…

Bavaria: the Kentucky of Europa.

Posted on 13 July, 2011

This was my first Eurotrip alone, and this was also the first time I’ve landed in Flughafen Muenchen and been able to stay longer than a couple hours for a layover. In fact, this time, I got to stay for close to six hours in Flughafen Muenchen (otherwise known as Munich Airport) while figuring out how to tell my parents at 3AM that my card had been denied and that I had practically no money, a one-way train ticket, and close to 80lbs worth of luggage (for anyone who doesn’t know how much music anthologies weigh, feel free to come try on my music bag). So the good news was I was in Europe; the bad news was, despite my best thorough planning efforts,…