Thursday, July 28, 2011

Goodbye Munich...

 It's so hard to believe I'll be flying back to America in less than 8 hours. (Yes, maybe it's 3am and I'm still packing.) And maybe I waited so long because I just didn't want to believe this was happening so soon. In a way, I'm happy to come home, but there are definitely things I'm going to miss, like:
- Waking up to a view of the mountains 
- Drinking beer before noon under a blanket of chestnut trees (also known as beer gardens)
- Being inspired by streetstyle on the subway, in the grocery store, and by the 80 year old lady stolling down the street
- Tchaikovsky playing on rainy days waiting for the subway
- The subways in general  - "Bitte zurueck bleiben"
- Professors who spontaneously decide to have class in a beer garden
- Schnitzel, Leberkaes, Zwetschgendatschi
- Festivals every weekend (and holidays as an excuse to celebrate)
- Bars on my roof, next door, and across the street
- Traveling to Austria and anywhere in Bavaria for only 6 euros
- The English Garden: the Eisbach, the musicians, and even the retired men that play nude bocce ball every single day along the river
- Biking everywhere, and being able to leave my bike unlocked everywhere
- Thunderstorms that come without warning and are gone before you know it
- And more than anything, all the amazing people that make this city
Here's to the last few hours... Munich, I'll miss you

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The last few Weeks

 First off, I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to post something. You know that feeling when you have a million things to do, and you just never have time to get it all done? Well that's pretty much what life has been like for the past month. I have 15 days left in Munich until I move back to America. I still can't believe how fast these 10 months have gone! These are some photos I've taken throughout Munich over the last few weeks while I haven't been at uni or at work. I hope you've all have been having a lovely summer free of stress xx

Saturday, June 18, 2011


 Just a couple weeks ago the biggest student led folk fest in Germany took place right outside of my apartment complex. StuStaCulum started in 1989 and now attracts over 40,000 visitors each year (crazy, right?) The space was small... most of the activity took place in the courtyard where I had a great view from my 13th story window and there were two other huge music tents set up (and lots of food and souvenir stands.) Dance and theater performances, fire shows, eating contests, and so much live music! My room didn't stop vibrating for 3 days, but it was one of the best weeks in Munich. It's back to normal now, but there are new festivals every week here. So much to see, so little time ;)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Suited for Sunday

 Taking a study break with a few quick self portraits. 
 I move back to America in less than 2 months and my feelings couldn't be more mixed..

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Schloss Mittersill Retreat

 Like promised, here are some of the photos of the church retreat from last weekend. We stayed at Schloss Mittersill, a beautiful castle in the Austrian Alps. The views were incredible, the activities were a blast, and I met so many amazing people. The second day we took a hike up the mountain to the Krimml Waterfalls, the fifth highest waterfalls in the world. We took a break at a little mountain hut before descending, where I tried Germknoedel, an Austrian specialty, for the first time. It's basically a sweet dumpling filled with plum jam and covered in a mixture of poppy seeds and vanilla sauce. On the drive back to Munich we stopped at Hintersee, a beautiful lake in a valley surrounded by mountains. How peaceful would it be to live here?