Oktoberfest in Munich

July 30, 2014

What do you associate with Munich? Probably with the famous Oktoberfest. Interestingly enough this event is held at the end of September rather than in October, as the name would suggest. Another Oktoberfest is coming soon. That is why I would like to warn you, so that you might have better memories than me.

It is September 2012. I’m in Munich. I follow the crowd towards „Theresienwiese“, where the festival takes place. The closer to the epicentre I get, the more people. I’m thirsty. Unfortunately you can buy only food and soft drinks on the streets. From the much desired beer I am separated by a high fence, guards and an unimaginable mass of people. It starts to rain. While waiting three hours I get completely soaked. Finally I manage to enter the external beer garden.

– Where is the entrance to the tent? – I ask one of the guards. I want to party inside!

– Do you have a reservation?

– Eeeee, I do not. I just came for one beer.

– That’s a pity. You cannot get inside without a ticket. You have to buy it one YEAR in advance!

Totally disappointed I order a beer in the beer garden from an unpleasant waitresses dressed in a dirndl (the traditional Bavarian dress). I’m standing in water up to my ankles. From the sky it’s raining buckets. I am fed up with Oktoberfest. Never again without a reservation! I head back to the train station and take the first night train to go back home…

To erase these negative memories, I am going back to Munich once more in 2014. This time together with Fabian. We absorb the atmosphere of this huge and beautiful city and wander through the streets of the centre. We stroll through the English Gardens and enjoy the sunny day. The capital of Bavaria is captivating by itself! You should not associate it only with Oktoberfest.

More pictures here.

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Back to reality

July 27, 2014

After a few months break I “reactivated” my travel blog and I should give my readers some up date. After returning from our trip around the world 2012-2014 we settled down in central Germany and slowly come back to reality (looking for a new job, flat etc.) Our “big trip” is already done but it doesn’t mean that we won’t travel any more. Travelling is like a drug and we definitely are addicted. We use weekends and days off to get somewhere else. In the meantime we have already done many walks in my home town Głuchołazy and it’s surrounding in Czech Republic, we have done some short trips to visit friends in Krakow and Warsaw, Berlin, Frankfurt, Geesthacht, Heilbronn and Göttingen. You do not need to go to the other end of the world to see something interesting and experience something special. It is enough to visit your neighborhood city or put on comfortable shoes and hike in the forest near your home. In the next posts I will describe my different tours. Feel free to join my travel blog!

You can also find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Natalia.Brozko.Autor

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Natalia Brożko - Author of:

"In 16 Months around the World. Latin America", Publisher: Burda with National Geographic logo.

"In 16 Months around the World. Asia, Australia & Oceania and North America", Publisher: Burda with National Geographic logo.

"Asia in my eyes. Memories of my trip", Publisher: Warszawska Firma Wydawnicza.

I was born in Głuchołazy, small city in the South of Poland. After finishing high school I went to Berlin. I have graduated History and Society of South and South East Asia at the Humboldt University. As long as I remember I have been travelling a lot.


NEPAL 2012
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VIETNAM 2005, 2011
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CAMBODIA 2005, 2011
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INDIA 2007
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BURMA 2004
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USA 2007
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