The Oktoberfest 2012 Diaries – Thursday.

Wednesday 11:39 AM
Morning world. Not long to go neighbour for a make my way to Germany.

1630. Sorted, almost.
Clothes collected from the repair was, you rose purchased, really need to get a few hours sleep this afternoon as tomorrow I’m going to be awake for the best part of 24 hours

0115. The morning of departure.

Damn my over active mind. Thought I’d be able to crash out on the sofa for a couple of hours before starting on a five hour car journey. The moment I sit down and try to get some rest my over active mind kicks in reminding me of a few jobs that I should have done earlier in the day but have forgotten. 30 minutes later I finally filled a job application in for Swansea University.

My alarm is set to go off at 2:30 and I leads to leave the house at 3 o’clock

3 AM in the morning
I think I might of got about 20 minutes sleep in year. The car is parked it is ready and it’s time to hit the road. I’m planning several little stops on the first of which is about an hour and a half away. After that it stonewalling sponsored motorway that awaits me.

4am. Time for a McDonald coffee. Much as I’m against 24 hours opening it’s coming I

4:48 AM. Hundred and 51 miles to go. Starting to struggle a little bit now to be honest.

5.50 am
Really, really tired now. Quite surprised at the amount of traffic on the road right now. Coffee and pee break required.

6:24 AM. 55 miles to go.

There seems to be a strange phenomena that close I get to London faster everyone seems to drive.  I’m going at a steady 75mph here and almost everyone is blitzing pass me

7:17 AM arrived at car park.
With only a minor argument with the satnav I seem to have arrived at my destination in one piece thank god.

Some stats
52.5mpg
4hr 16mins
58 mph on average.

Checking in to purple parking seems to take its sweet time. Soo tired. Can’t wait to have a walk and get some air.

I’ve also noticed how prevalent stop start technology is in these days. Only just noticed that its my old banger making the noise queueing to park

0822. Servis air lounge.
What a waste of time and money this place is. Small, too hot food consists of muffins or bran flakes. None of the scrambled egg I was looking forward to and what was advertised. And of course it’s full of posh types lookin down on me as i tramp the place up :). Going for a bloody Guinness.

0828
Nice lady has just come to offer me a bacon roll. Can hear a microwave going so that’s bound to take like shite.

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I was right about the bacon roll.  Microwaved and see how small it is for that sachet.  Save your money and don’t spend the £17 unless you can drink enough beer and use enough wifi.

 

0920. The £4.40 Guinness
Dear world. If you are going to extract that amount of cash from me, how about a full pint. #bahhumbug

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Memo to self. Don’t try to smile and look cool around women with a Guinness moustache.

1215. Grubs up on the plane

Well something that can be passed for food at the least. It’s a Swiss take on the British airways cheese roll.

Swiss_air_food

On another note my iPhone is just about dead. Christ it’s not like I’ve punished it or Anything like that just texts. Email and about 20 mins of calls.  Bear in mind it was charged all the way here.  iOS solves batter life issues.  Hmmm ok.  Might just send it back to Apple.

1647. Arrived

Chatted with an Aussie in Zurich airport, had some decent beer, did a city hope from Zurich to munich.  Now in Munich departure lounge waiting for my luggage and then having to brave the train now waiting for luggage and then have to brave the train 🙂

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My luggage was deemed special so it had its own little conveyor with no signs. Well that killed 30 mins. At least one thing never changes, just how mind numbing waiting or a train can be.

Munich_airport_train_station

It was supposed to be the following

19 minute  wait
41 minutes to HBF
Swap platform (literall 1 second walk)
Catch s8 to sollN

What actually happened

23 minute wait
65 mintes to HBF
Mayhem as platforms were changed.  Cue a lot of frustrated calls to my friend in germany trying to find the platform.
Catch S7 to Solln
Arrived.

Meet friend at the platform and head to hers.  She has to head back to work but time for the first of many..

first german beer

THE best lager ever..  Period.  If you think Stella or Carlsberg is the closest thing to the nirvana of beer you need your head examined.  Time to chill out and at 1920 I’m done and need a rest.

2030 – Out on the tiles.

Time to go out and get some sight seeing done, wander around and then grab some beers.

First notes.
Everything is clean
Women are… amazing.  I mean all those cliches about German women.. True.. all of them.

 

2147 – Food and beverages

What passes for Bar food here is a million miles away from that of any weather spoons.  I cant remember what I had but it was along the lines of pork slices, with bacon, potatoe, cheese and gravy served up on a warm plate.  2 meals, 2 beers $25 and believe me it was more than good.  This was pub food as well!

2249.

We leave one place and head to another.  As I’m writing this in the future because wordpress fucked me over on my phone

Munich Cathedral Oktoberfest 2012

 

2301. Walking around quickly to see some sights.  It’s starting to catch up on me now.  The 2nd wind needs to come quick.  Man alive. German women. Man. Will do my best to post Snelly worthy pictures.

0008 Thursday. Still up

And yes, still partying…

Audio File Munich

First night of seeing this band.  Not bad but the guitarist seems slightly restrained and needs to let loose.  Just sitting back taking it all in.  It’s a heady mix here of different cultures, types and styles.

0302 FRIDAY morning.

Remember that I woke up wednesday at 1200, Slept for 2 hours if I’m lucky, grabbed 30 mins on the flight and now I’m back to bed.  Tired, excited and head’s about to explode.  Little did I know what else was to come…

 

 

 

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The Oktoberfest 2012 Diaries – Thursday.

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