Friday, June 8, 2012

European Diaries - Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest! The Mecca for beer lovers. The conversion ground for non beer drinkers. The raison d'etre for our Euro Trip. There was no discussion about this. One of those unsaid and necessary things to do. Planning a trip becomes so easy when you have a stubborn goal in your head. Ours was Oktoberfest and it had to happen in 2011!

Rickshaws in Munich - as we walked towards Oktoberfest
For ignoramus, it is the world's biggest Beer Fest. Hosted every year in Munich in September (yes, not October!). Twenty one tents overflowing with smooth, delicious and different kinds of beer. There is a whole lot of drool-worthy food too. We reached there around 12 in the afternoon, and we could not believe the energy and the frenzy. We were probably the only sober ones there.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

European Diaries - Lauterbrunnen


Nothing, and I really mean nothing, prepares you for the beauty that is Switzerland. As the train weaves through Interlaken, the scenery that unfolds in front of you is humbling. No prizes for guessing what I was up to while the train chugged into Interlaken. I slept like a baby! Paris and all the incessant walking had taken its toll (or so I'd like you to believe). I did wake up in time to see the train entering Lauterbrunnen and I knew the moment I woke up that this was going to be the high point of the trip!

On the way to Lauterbrunnen