Tips for Surviving Oktoberfest

I accidentally stumbled upon Oktoberfest during my first trip to Europe. Yes, it was an accident. And, yes, I was such a clueless American that I didn’t realize Oktoberfest begins around September 20. Inadvertently ending up in the world’s largest funfair is one of...

Oktoberfest, in September?

If I had a dime for every time a friend at home had said that. I did not care if it was in bloody July. I was not going to be in Germany and miss one of the largest parties in the world. Inter-city buses are pretty much non-existent, and the trains are terribly...

München Bound

“We keep running as to not miss what is not really there”. That was the quote that my new friend and roommate of the last week, Christian, wrote in my travel journal. I think that he uses it in a Buddhist context, but it hit me directly between the eyes when I applied...

Germany

I managed to fight my way on board the budget airline HLX and sucker-punched a pregnant woman to get a window seat. I didnt want to miss the opportunity to see the Scandanavian landscape during the day as I flew to Germany. Im glad that I did, it was wet and...