A Walk Through Munich

Let’s rewind the clock and go back to fall in Munich. One thing that always surprises me about Europe is that each country has it’s own distinct architectural style. Even though Bavaria is right in the middle of Europe, it’s architecture is all it’s own. I spent an afternoon taking a walk through Munich admiring homes […]

Exploring Munich’s Christkindlmarkts

In December, Charles and I spent Christmas with his family in Munich. One thing I was excited for was visiting Munich’s Christkindlmarkts and drinking glühwein. I had been to Chicago’s Christkindlmarket and was excited to explore the traditional German markets that inspired it. Munich’s first Christkindlmarkt was in 1310, and they are common throughout Germany, Austria, and parts […]

Bavarian Food

I visited Kansas City just before going to Munich and both cultures have pork centric cuisine – but the similarities between American food and Bavarian food end there. I spent a month living in Berlin when I was 21, and I was surprised to learn that Bavaria has it’s own cuisine, culture, and language. It […]

Sightseeing in Munich & Bavaria

We began our European adventure in Munich, a city where my husband went to middle school and high school, so I basically had a local tour guide. At the start of our trip we were joined by our friends Amanda and Libb, which made a perfect excuse for us to go out and do some […]

Oktoberfest in Munich

I am back from Europe and excited to tell you all about my trip. I figured I would start with Oktoberfest since it was the primary reason for our trip. Oktoberfest’s name can be confusing since it begins in September and ends in early October. The first keg is tapped on the third Saturday of […]

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