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Europe Beer Run Update #2 – Würzburg, Frankfurt, and Marburg

Europe Beer Run Update #2 - Würzburg, Frankfurt, and Marburg

This continues my quick updates from the beer run trip to Europe as I posted on Facebook and Instagram while on the road. After checking out Dublin and hitting up Munich for my third Oktoberfest in the row, I was off to Frankfurt. I have been to Frankfurt two years ago and then again stopped by last December for the Christmas market (and almost flew back in first class) so instead of spending much time in the city, I checked out a few smaller towns nearby. Euro Beer Run, day 4 Bye, bye Munich – hello, Frankfurt! But why spend €80 […]

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Europe Beer Run Update

Europe Beer Run Update

A week ago, on a whim, I booked myself a ticket to Europe. In particular, to visit Dublin, Munich, Frankfurt and Prague. As usual, I used my United miles to book the business class ticket across the pond with four stops in Europe for 100,000 miles and under $300. Dublin because I have never been to Ireland and many of my travel blogging friends were in town for another TBEX conference. Munich was the main reason I went – to visit my third Oktoberfest in the row. Frankfurt and Prague were added to see friends and check out a new […]

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How I [almost] flew First Class on United

How I [almost] flew First Class on United

After a three-month long stint in Ukraine, it was time to escape the weather and head back to the States. Flying standby, I had the best chance of catching a flight out of Frankfurt as United has almost a dozen daily flights from there to Newark, Chicago, Washington, Houston, and even San Francisco. I was hoping that at least one of them would have an open seat for me, so I got to Frankfurt on Saturday after a quick half-day stop in Istanbul. Being too late in the day to catch any of the flights to US and having a […]

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Oktoberfest – the Local Edition

Oktoberfest - the Local Edition

Timeline: October 1st. 6pm. A year ago, that was the last moment I recollected from this day. I got to Munich late the day before and in the morning met up with a bunch of couchsurfers at Munich’s most famous attraction – das Wiesn, aka Oktoberfest. By 6pm, having successfully contributed my share to the local economy by downing six liters of (extra strong) beer at the Paulaner tent, I stumbled outside with what remained of our group. Fast forward to this year and I once again found myself outside the Paulaner tent on October 1st at precisely the same […]

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the business and financial center of Germany… The city is known for its futuristic skyline and the biggest German airport. Located on the river Main, Frankfurt is the financial capital of Continental Europe and the transportation centre of Germany. Frankfurt is home of the European Central Bank and the German Stock Exchange. — WikiTravel After spending a week in Switzerland, I took a high speed train from Zurich back to Frankfurt (with a change over in Basel). This time I was actually going to spend a couple of days here and was going to couchsurf with Chris, whom I […]

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City Night Line Train from Munich to Paris

Whether you’re connecting from London to Munich via Paris or to other European destinations Whether you are planning to go sightseeing, shopping, visiting friends or family or whether it be a business or leisure trip: the City Night Line is a superb way to travel. — Bahn City Night Line Since Andi let me stay at his place in Munich while he was out of town, I decided to hang around until he came back from San Francisco to say ‘thanks’ in person. At the same time, I was eager to continue my journey and get to Metz without wasting a […]

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Munich Adventures

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Visiting Bavarian Castles

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Oktoberfest aka das Wiesn

Oktoberfest aka das Wiesn

Oktoberfest, or Wiesn, is a 16 day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. — WikiPedia When I decided to start my trip in the fall, I wanted to work out the timing such that I can spend about three weeks visiting Ukraine in Russia and make it back to Munich […]

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