Anyways. I'm not going to lie, Munich was pretty sweet. South Germany has a totally different character than the North. Based on my short and sweet three-day visit there, I'd say it's more like the US.
We stayed with Anke's sister, Ina, and her husband, Christian, and her children, Oskar and Olivia. They live right in the city, in the student district. I really liked their neighborhood- filled with small niche shops and cafes, and just a few blocks away from the university, it had a very cool character.
The first day Ina treated Lotta and I to a traditional Munich breakfast, and it was fantastic. White Wurst with sweet mustard, Brezeln (pretzles), a cheese dip, meats, and vegetables. I was surprised to learn that the White Wurst is traditionally only eaten for breakfast, and even more surprised to hear that breakfast is served with beer. Go figure.
Ina made it very clear that food is very important in Munich. It seems like every ten minutes is Brot Zeit (bread time), and it's time to stop and get a snack. Sounds like a good way of living for me. Anyway, Ina showed us some of the city, and we got a brief tour of some of the most important things. We were treated to a beautiful blue sky, and it was warm and sunny almost the whole weekend. There's a goofy picture of me below, when we stopped for a drink after a little sightseeing. My hair isn't red, that's just glare.
Okay! I'll make another post for the rest. Ciao!