Maundering Through München

I want to apologise for the silence on the blog, November has been the craziest, busiest month ever and I’ve barely had a moment to myself. I managed to swap my six day trip that I was originally rostered and this swap included a layover to Munich. I then had my parents visiting Dubai, followed by a block of six days of back to back flat out duties paired with minimum rest, before a brief couple of days off where I began preparing and planning for my business class upgrade, before it was off to London where I then brought my best friend Kitty back with me, she was then here for a week and I also then completed my weeks training for my business class upgrade course. Like I said, crazy busy. I’ve seriously been non stop, so my blog has taken a little back seat for the last month, but I’m now ready to catch up with my back log of blog posts.

So, it was the afternoon departure out of Dubai over to Munich International Airport. Landing around 8pm, we made our way through the chilly autumnal evening and over to the hotel.

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The restaurant in the hotel is really lovely and offers 50% off for crew, so it was an open invite to head downstairs for some dinner thirty minutes later. I went for the pork knuckle and a well deserved German stein and we sat chatting away into the night.

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The next morning I woke around 10am and got dressed to head into the city. I didn’t have much of a plan other than where I was going to go for lunch which one of the crew who was from Munich had recommended to me. It was a pretty cold day in Munich and I was wrapped up warm in my big coat with the autumnal leaves crunching under my feet. I love this time of year with the leaves being a multitude of oranges and brown and it was nice to escape the heat of Dubai also.

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I walked to the main high street in Munich and strolled along popping into a few shops when it wasn’t long before the rain started to come down. Not wanting to be out in the rain, I took this as my opportunity to head to Cotidiano for lunch.

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It was like this crew member knew me well, this place was the perfect recommendation for me. A cute cafe with a fabulous menu, I seriously struggled which to chose. I kicked things off with a coffee and a ginger shot (one of my favourites) and continued to pore over the menu.

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I eventually went for the sunrise bowl which was poached salmon served with goats cheese, vegetable mix of mango, carrots, peppers, spring onion, tomato and cucumber, rocket salad-baby spinach mix, with soy sesame dressing with warm whole grain rice. It tasted absolutely heavenly, I will be returning to this fabulous cafe on my next Munich layover (whenever that may be) to sample more of their insane menu. For anyone interested, check out their menu here.

The rain had finally stopped and out came the sun, so I paid my bill and thanked the staff before heading out again.

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I really like Munich as a city, and it was wonderful to be able to just wander around the city at my own pace. You never know what you’re going to discover on your strolls. It wasn’t long before I came across a festive market that had an abundance of home made goods on sale.

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There were soooo many things I wanted to buy! These little wooden piggies were the CUTEST thing, and I thought little Susi would look great on my balcony, but I just knew I wouldn’t be able to fit them in either my hold case or cabin bag, so I sadly had to walk away.

I walked back through the main high street past the Marienplatz and called into the supermarket for some groceries to take back to Dubai with me. I love a German supermarket and also Nespresso pods here are super cheap too!

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It wasn’t long before my wake up call arrived and we began the night flight back to Dubai. As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube:
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