Arrival in Munich
Sun 11 Jun 2006 0 °F
Wow! Munich was awesome and what a terrific first match. As expected, everyone was in recovery mode the first day, so we just saw a bit of the town. Marienplatz was certainly different looking with all the televisions and stages and such. The other thing that was very odd was that there were camera crews everywhere. Every country was filming some odd reporter, typically doing goofy things. There was a guy (from some country) at the table behind us that worked on trying to order off of the German menu (in German of course). They filmed his learning experience, his ordering and the arrival of his Spaetzle. We were all on TV (in the background) in some country some where.
Ivan and Dean had a rough start to the trip as their flight over was canceled. They were re-route and ended up with a 4 hour layover in Zurich (but even worse, their luggage was lost in all the chaos). So Phil, Kate, Gwen, Daniel, and I went exploring without them. We enjoyed some sights – some famous ones like the Duke's Residenz and some that were far less famous, such as the oddity of a building with a large pink mirror.