Continued from Verona.
Today we will travel from Venice to Munich. We hope to do a fuck load of drinking in Munich.
Free breakfast at our hotel. Too bad I don’t take more advantage of it. I am always just too lazy to wake up early enough to eat breakfast. Thanks to our early train out of Venice, today I actually got up early enough to chow.
This lady came by, flashed a badge and started randomly checking passenger for their passports and correct visas. There were 4 in our group of 6 that got checked, I am not one of them, but apparently I am traveling with many suspicious looking individuals.
Found our hotel which is just a few blocks from the station. On the way to our hotel, we ran into tons of people wearing Dirndls and Lederhosens. Half of them were drunk or about to get drunk at Oktoberfest.
I’ve been on the road for a week now and it’s time to do some laundry. One of my least favorite things to do while on vacation. It’s especially tough when not everyone in our travel group are doing laundry and we have to figure out how to get all of our schedules to match up.
The wash was quick, less than 25 minutes. Now the drying which takes forever. Half of the group that I am traveling with went ahead to a beer garden already. The plan is for me to throw the clothes in the dryer for an hour and a half, and meet them for a drink while the clothes are getting dried.
After a liter of beer and some dinner, I made the walk back to the laundromat to pick up the dried clothes. The Doner kebab place next to the laundromat kept on enticing me with the smell, so I had to get a Doner kebab…after eating schnitzel and a plate of sausage and sauerkraut.
After dumping off all of our laundry, we walked back to the beer garden to join the rest of the group again for more consumption.
The place never got filled up tonight. Everyone is at Oktoberfest and we soon closed the place down at 10. I only had 2 liters as I was trying to save my strength for the marathon drinking session tomorrow. This warm up session shone light on where we all stood on the drinking totem pole. Me and another guy can put up a solid performance. There is a light heavyweight in our group. Then there’s the 90 pound Asian female who can out drink two of the guys in our group…It may be a really rough day for some of us tomorrow. Names withheld for their dignity.
Many sidewalks here are split into part sidewalk part bike lane. After having bikes almost run me over several times right when I got here, I learned pretty quickly to stay on the correct side of the sidewalk.
Time to get well rested because tomorrow will start early and end late. I am so excited!
To be continued at Munich Day 2, Oktoberfest.