Oktoberfest 2013

Ok, as you all know, I went to Oktoberfest this weekend. A lot happened, so I’ll try to keep this as brief as I can. We left Friday around 6:49 pm for a 12 hour train ride to Munich. It was 12 hours because we had a 5 hour layover in Nuremburg at midnight. Anyways, we arrived at the hotel room at around 6:49 in the morning and slept for a couple of hours. After our nap, we arrived at Oktoberfest at around 10:00 am. We finally entered a biergarten at the Lowenbrau at approximately, 10:30. During that time, I had a few beers here and there while meeting some new friends from New Zealand and Italy. We stayed there until about 11:30 at night to head to bed for the night. Unfortunately, we lost a couple of people, so I and another person had to go search for them. Without any luck, we had to hurry back to the train station considering we only had 15 minutes until the last train left for our hotel. Eventually, we got there but arrived there just a few minutes too late, so we had to stay in the train station for 5 hours until we could catch the next train. After chatting with a Chilean girl and a couple hours of sleep, we got on a train heading out to our hotel. We didn’t arrive at our hotel til almost 7:00 am that morning. Two of us were planning on heading to Munich again around 9:30, but since one of our group members didn’t show up still, we decided to wait til he arrived. He didn’t meet us until 1:00 pm, so we ended up not going back because it was too late. It was probably a good idea considering how tired and worn out we were. Finally, we arrived back in Marburg around 9:00 pm. Despite all the struggles and long rides to and from, I can most certainly say it was well worth the trip. It certainly lived up to the hype, and I hope I can go back again some day! Well, now we’re off to Berlin (I can never catch a break, can I?)ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Wiesbaden

 

Today, I slept… A lot! Until 1:30 in the afternoon! Considering I went to bed at 9:30 the night before, I had 14 hours of sleep, and for some reason, I was still tired! I was awake for 27 hours straight, so it maybe it shouldn’t be so shocking. After I had a nice breakfast consisting of bread coated in Nutella and strawberry jam, Mother and Daughter Pfingsten took me to Wiesbaden where Oliver and Caroline go to school. Since it was going to be the capital for the US Military during WWII, it was untouched by the war and still has its older buildings intact including the Lutheran church. Although the church isn’t as old or as fancy as the Catholic Cathedral, it was still fascinating! We walked around and saw the theater as well as the foot market. Afterward, we ate at a Mexican restaurant, because Carol was leaving for Kansas tomorrow morning. It is her favorite restaurant, and I had my first Mango Daiquiri there (can I say YUM!). Now we are home and sitting around the living room with Oliver’s family drinking a Latte and Jagermeister! Enjoy the photos while you wait for the next post! Gute nacht!ImageImageImageImageImage,ImageImage