The Main Event!

After another scrumptious breakfast at Hotel Monaco, we checked out and took the U-Bahn (with a very easy change) to BMW Welt. It’s quite an astounding complex; I can’t imagine how many millions it cost to build! We had been told to be there an hour or more prior to our appointment, but we were…

Hotel Monaco

We stayed two nights in Munich at the Hotel Monaco, just a couple blocks from the main train station, which is about a 40-minute train ride from the airport, but then within walking distance of the center of the city. We were a little unsure when we saw that there was a casino and a…

Beautiful day in Munich

Monday we had a full day to spend in Munich, so after a scrumptious breakfast at our hotel (which unfortunately I forgot to photograph), we headed out to walk the 2 km through the back streets of the city to the Deutsches Museum, which is located on a island in the Isar River. We wandered…

Vacation well begun

We arrived at our hotel in Munich around noon, after an uneventful journey¬†(though a little rushed in Toronto), no trouble with the train from the airport, and only a minor difficulty locating the hotel. The hosts greeted us very warmly – I had been corresponding previously with them via email, Twitter, and Facebook, so we…

Package from Germany!

Box from Germany Ah, the joys of having a sister (or two) in Germany! I picked up a package at the post office Saturday morning*, and stuff just kept coming out of it… Food-wise, there were 3 packs of Mini-Zwieback (simply because I said I liked them!  Coconut, milk chocolate, and bitter chocolate, mmm!), a…

Lazy me

Since I've been going nuts lately doing the work of at least 3 people, 13-hour days, etc, I haven't had any time to post. So I'm going to be lazy and copy in the email I just sent to my sister, who lives near Hamburg: Oooh! We got our package today!!!  We hurried up and…