31 July 2012

The city of beer!

Here I am again! Being sick for a week, missing one of my layovers, on the other hand being excited for the next one - St.Petersburg! But no, Evita said I'm going to Munich instead.
Preparing yourself for Russia and ending up in Germany - that's the life of a cabin crew - you go where Evita wants you to go. (at least it's still Europe :) )
For all of you normal people, Evita, our best (girl)friend, is a crew information system, literally a machine that informs you about your roster changes...so she informed me well! Must confess I was pretty disappointed but what can you do except take the best of it...

So, Munich.
Germany's third-largest city, lies on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.
GMT +2 hours
Flying time - 5:20 hours
Layover - 24 hours
Weather - European summer :)

On our way there passengers were soooo polite and not demanding it's been a pleasure to work in such an environment. On one of my previous flights there was a girl who told me that she needs at least one flight to Europe a month to stay sane, and now I know what she meant, but I'll leave you with your own conclusions :)
Stepping outside the airport I could smell...Europe! Mmmm...20something°C, smell of rain in the air and refreshing breeze... Maybe it sounds stupid but it really felt like I'm so close to home and it felt gooooood :))

By the time we reached our hotel and made plans for the day we realized it's Sunday and everything is closed! :O 
Of course that didn't stopped us from going to the city, walk around, eat some proper food (read PORK!) finally, and carpe the rest of that diem! ;)
Funny group of Mexican, Irish, Egyptian, Japanese, Greek, Spanish and Croatian people took the metro to the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich, a real tourist place that offers a lot of history and beauty of architecture. Famous neo-gothic City hall with its big clock with moving figures dominates the square. 

A museum of toys and St.Peter's church that provides an amazing view of the city that we didn't see :))

Famous and oldest Frauenkirche (or how they call it in english the Cathedral of Our Lady) from 15th century. A legend says there is a devil's footprint you can see at the entrence, well, if you want to believe it... One more fact - all Dukes of Bavaria (such as a princess Therese - the woman/reason we have Oktoberfest for the last 200 years) were burried inside.

 Lovely crew :)

Hungry and wishing for some pork we had a late lunch, sausages, schnitzels, pretzels and beer. Too bad I don't really like beer but others enjoyed having one in a city of beer, city of Oktoberfest (I'm sure I don't have to explain what Oktoberfest is?!)

(I even found Juliet, she must be lost in Germany, but what the hell, I'll grab her boob for luck, can't hurt right?) :))

After a day like that we all fall asleep around 9pm! Dead tired we slept for almost 12 hours before we met for a delicious breakfast after which 4 of us went for a walk through English garden. Very nice, peaceful, lively and green place (here in Dubai you forget how green looks like or what it means to walk in the nature!).

This garden, a huge park, is something like Jarun lake and Maximir park mixed together - for all of you who don't know those are places you should go to when you visit Zagreb :)

 Our dear crazy Mexican pilot :)

One more stop before the airport - a supermarket - buying sausages and alcohol :)) - when you live in a place where you can't buy a proper piece of meat or a can of beer without an alcohol licence you take the opportunity wherever you can! :D (Duty free suddenly stops being that cool and interesting :P )

Cabin crew take your seats, we are going home!

p.s. Next place to visit - Bangkok - if Evita doesn't change her mind again! :) 

Anyway...till the next post :*


  1. Thank you for sharing! this is a great post with awesome pictures. I am originally from Germany and my daughter just started her training with Emirates, which makes following your blog that much more interesting. Love it :)


    1. Thank you for reading :) Your daughter will have the same amazing pictures and stories in a while, and if she will enjoy this job as much as I do this will be the time of her life ;) she just has to survive college hehe :))

  2. Great post!!! But tell me... How do you transport meat? In your luggage? Doesn't it get spoiled?

    1. Thanks :) yes, in your suitcase, cause it's very cold in the cargo place where the suitcases go so it's not a problem with meat ;)