Day packed with workout (and a couple of beers)

Today was the third day Petri (my brother) had been staying with me. As I mentioned earlier, it’s possible to rent a bike for virtually nothing from our house, so also Petri has a bike to use during his stay. We’ve basically spent all the possible time on our bikes, going back and forth in Munich.

Today we started off with the high hill of Olympiapark. Though it was quite chilly this morning (only +7 ‘C), we Finns were not scared at all. Armed with, perhaps a little over-kill, winter clothing, we headed out for the bicycle adventure in the frosty and sunny Munich-morning. The views were, of course, really aweseome (see pictures below).

After the high-sight-seeing, we drove ourselves to my regular bier garten in Englischer garten, on the lake Ostsee. We enjoyed some nice wheat beers, bratwurst and sauerkraut. When I got home, I ran into my landlord Mrs. Fröhlich and she told me to HALT! Someone had sent me a package by mail!

When I got the nice thick package from Mrs. Fröhlich, I saw that it was from Enni (<3)! I opened it and found all the Finnisch (<- unintentional, but decided to keep it in the spirit of Germany) goodies I had been missing 🙂 (see picture below)

In the evening we went back to the boulder (certain type of climbing) hall and did some climbing with Petri. Petri wasn’t that good, but we still had fun 🙂 After climbing, and navigating our way back home through the dark and trafficy Munich-streats, we got some good Döners (Döner kebab, turkish meat and stuff between a nice bread-like thing. (sorry for my information-lacking language. I will use the dictionary more in upcoming posts). The Döner hier is spectacular, waaay better than anywhere in Finland costing only a fraction what it does there. Finnish Döner is expensive and tastes bad. Good combo.

Before the pictures, I’m letting (forcing) Petri to write something as well:

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I can verify that all that Timo has said is true. Our time here has consisted largely of bicycling around the city, looking for adventure. We have also eaten plenty of good meals, both at home and at various restaurants. However, I feel I must warn potential visitors of a certain local treat called the Knödel. This shiny ball of baked dough is possibly the most confounding thing I have encountered in a restaurant, as it is almost lacking in flavor, color, and texture, but plentiful in its size and sympathetic appearance. I encountered this beast while eating with Timo in a beer garden, and it almost filled me up at the expense of delicious meat, before I realized I had to cast it aside. Other than this altercation, my time with Muncheners has been pleasant, as the people are welcoming and nice overall. If you have time to visit Timo during his stay here, I recommend it.

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Bis Später!

-Timo & Petri