Germany day 1!


I’m in GERMANY!!! With MARA and Gunther!!! I can’t describe the feeling of being with your BFF, to talk with someone that you understand and understands you, to be with someone who you don’t have to think about twice before saying a word, to just look each other and feel warm and close, to see a mirror of yourself in other creature in this world, to have soooooo much to talk about! Literally since I arrived (8AM) until we said goodbye at night (10PM) we didn’t STOP, TALKING TALKING and MORE TALKING!!! I think we didn’t have even a moment of silence! Soooo many things to catch up, so many little details to tell, so many short episodes of life that we had no one to share to!!! I’m SOOOO BLESSED to have her in my life (other than Star obviously ;)).

Okay. A little recap of the day 1. First, we’re in a small medieval town called Erding, 45 min away from Munich. It’s a small town where local products and traditions have special value for the people. As every european city, streets are narrow, stores are small but cute and you can walk everyone. πŸ™‚

This is a cafe called aran. I really like its decoration.

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We had tea and orange juice to continue our TALKING πŸ˜‰

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This is a Christmas fair…. or street market where traditional food and drinks (warm wine) are offered.

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For dinner, Gunther suggested to go for Bavarian food, so we went to this place called Post which is a very traditional local restaurant, hundred years of history.

The entrance

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as you can see, Christmas decoration was in place (as the rest of the town)

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I specially like these wall lights

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Gunther and I shared two Bavarian dishes. This one is called Oxenbakal (cow’s cheek) cooked in a wine sauce, served with traditional bread called Knodl which is like a bread pudding.

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I was skeptical about Bavarian food because Mara told me I might not like it because they’re dense, fatty and heavy on red meat. But for my surprise, I really like this dish. It’s so tender and the sauce has a taste that I’ve never had before, not too strong but flavored enough, very unique. Β The “bread” is good, but this one didn’t have much taste, so I only had a piece of it.

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a side salad was served.

the other one is called Schweinebraten, sliced pork cooked at the oven for hours, served with another kind of “bread” flavored with herb and crispy skin

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the pork was okay, but not overwhelming, but the “bread” was really good, I had one big bowl of it. Oh… the skin was crunchy and tasty, not greasy at all.

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I had more than half of the first dish but Gunther generously offered to finish it and he did it well πŸ˜‰

Dessert: a traditional Bavarian dessert called Kaiserschman. It tastes and looks like pancake, but the dough is thicker, denser and has a strong flavor of butter. It’s not too sweet and has the perfect texture. I’d love to have it as breakfast! πŸ˜€

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it comes with a warm apple sauce mousse called Apfelmus.

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I did a quick blogger’s friend protocol to them! πŸ˜€ Look how Gunther patiently waited until I my “duties”! πŸ˜‰

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Such a perfect day 1 but I’m sure the days to come will be even better. Our plan includes Munich, Erding Thermal (the most famous of Europe) and Ski at an italian medieval town! oh… and passing by Austria! Woooo!!!!

As you can see, I’ll be “busy” so sorry in advance that I won’t be commenting much, but I do read your posts! πŸ˜€

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20 responses to “Germany day 1!

  1. I loooove German food. I guess that dessert was Kaiserschmarrn, and that bread thingies are semmelknoedel.
    I love both of it:) Enjoy your vacation dear πŸ™‚

  2. wow, looks fantastic!! and good company, too! yum yum, enjoy the rest of your trip πŸ™‚

  3. Have a great time – looks good so far πŸ™‚

  4. Coco, these are fantastic pictures! You are so lucky you get to do so much traveling. I want your blog to up forever simple so I can travel via your blog everyday πŸ™‚ So how was the cow’s cheek?? You can answer that later, I know you are busy, but I am curious! It looks pretty good with all that brown sauce.

    I’m glad you are having a great time. KEep sharing your wonderful pics and experiences!

  5. Glad you’re having a great time with your friends! I’m so excited that you’re in Germany!

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  6. aw time spent with such close friends is so precious! keep enjoying yourself, beautiful! πŸ™‚

  7. Sounds like a marvelous first day in Germany!!

  8. oh my gosh this post made me SOOO HAPPY because that looks like a blast and a very well deserved vacation!

  9. looks like so much fun, and it’s only day 1!!!

  10. Everything looks fantastic! Have a wonderful trip and keep taking lots of pics! πŸ™‚

  11. wow! nice eats!! Glad you are having a wonderful time with your best friend!

  12. So cool! That is great that you are with your best friends in an awesome country. And that dessert!! I need it!

  13. It looks like you’re having so much fun already and it’s only day 1! Gorgeous pics too! Have a fantastic time w/ your bff!

  14. I’m glad that you are having such a nice time with your best friend! Love all the pictures! Enjoy your stay! Sounds like you have lots of fun planned! πŸ™‚

  15. oh my gosh this post gave me chills! the scenery and food all look amazing and you are gorgeous! have SO MUCH FUN! xoxoxo

  16. ahhh i’m so jealous of where you are!! I’m loving the pictures that you chooose to take of the food!! Everything looks different and interesting…wish I could try some!!! πŸ™‚

  17. Menden @ Skinny Menny

    Hope you’re having a fabulous time!!!! πŸ˜€

  18. everything looks amazing!! great pictures, thank you for taking us along πŸ™‚

  19. I have been behind on your posts since I was cramming for finals, but WOW. I have loved catching up on your travels! You have eaten some amazing food!!!

    Germany is always a place I have wanted to visit as well!!

    TAKE CARE, Coco!

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