A huge upside to living in New York City, aside from having literally anything delivered, is cheap airfare to great places around the world. We scored $500 roundtrip tickets to Shanghai!
Just as boarding finished the captain announced an electrical problem with the plane. Not sure if the flight would actually take off, we hopped on a flight to Beijing. Nothing like an impromptu overnight visit to the Chinese capital.
Once on our new plane we settled in for the 13 hour journey!
Our last full day in Munich ended up being short as we woke at 1 pm! The four of us met for a long lunch and a stroll before returning to the hotel to get ready for our last night of Oktoberfest!
After missed connections the night before we finally found Marcus! The party was about to start…
The tents fill up every evening, so we were worried it would be impossible to get a spot. We wondered into the Hacker-Festzelt tent – perhaps the prettiest of all. We eventually found ourselves in the middle of a row of tables with no space. Then out of no where a beer man came to sell is giant steins. A few minutes later we found a spot and didn’t leave it until closing! The Germans were impressed by our lederhosen and found it charming we couldn’t speak any German even though we tried. We many many a friend throughout the night. (Still no suitcase. And, we lost Marcus.)
Beer at 10:30 in the morning? Why not. When in Munich…
We wandered into the Schottenhamel tent and it was already packed and brimming with excitement (or slightly inhibited people). We secured a table with five Bavarian girls who were happy to teach us the traditional songs and dances.
Giant beers in hand, the merriment began.