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Week in Munich, Germany

Author: cocacola1050
Date of Trip: March 2004

2100 Hrs

Well, that turned into about a 6 hr. nap. I just went for another walk into the Marienplatz. It's still pretty cold out, and now my feet are sore from all the walking. My German is getting better, though. So far today I have fooled a nun, a cashier, and an Arab guy at the train station with my language skills. The joke may be on me though, because they all seem to want my money.

I had a bottle of Coke for dinner. How healthy. I'm still going to go home skinnier though, because of the lack of food and all the walks.

It looks like my room tonight is mostly Japanese. There are still a few Americans in here, but they usually stay out till about 4am, which I really don't understand. Everything is closing for the night. Even the Hofbrauhaus, where the beer never stops, doesn't serve past 11pm. About the only thing open is the house bar, which I know stays open pretty late, because you can hear the music thumping.

Well, I think I'll go try to get back on the computer and check if anyone got my emails.

Day 3, March 13, 2004: (0630)

Today isn't starting out all that great. I woke up about 0345 and couldn't get back to sleep. Around 0530 I got out of bed and got my shower. After that I went into the lounge to get on the computer. It didn't connect to hotmail last night, so I still don't know if anyone got my emails. I figured it was the perfect time to get on this morning, because I was the only one awake. Yes, I was the first one up and ready. Anyways, I went to turn on the computer by putting a Euro in the slot, but the screen just said no signal. The girl at the desk told me to try the other one, and when I put my coin in, it was broken too. So now I am out $2.60, and I still haven't checked my email! Not to mention the 2 Euro I spent last night when Hotmail was down. I guess that's what you get for waking up early. I always knew it was overrated.

1545 Hrs

I am very tired. I was walking through the Marienplatz, and I saw people in the tower of Peterskirche (Alter Peter). I knew that there was no elevator, but I thought it couldn't be that far up. I was wrong. It was very far. It was also narrow and crowded. The view was great, but I didn't have my camera. I'm not going back up there again, though.

After I got down, I went into the S-Bahn station at the Marienplatz, and there were tons of Munich Police and Bahn Polizei that had the stairs to the S-Bahn blocked off. Everyone was trying to figure out what was going on. When I got off the train at the Hauptbahnhof, the streetlights were off, and there were lots of sirens.

I bought a phone card from the AMEX office, but I still can't get it to work yet. It says I dialed the wrong number, but I don't know what else to dial. Hopefully I get it figured out soon.

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