It seems quite strange that my host mum decided to randomly cook something special for dinner, particularly as I posted my 75th blog post less than a minute before she announced dinner was ready. :]
We were delighted to discover she’d cooked fish, but not just any old fish, Salmon.
Served with Baby carrots, green peas, and a small rice tower, all drizzled in a light herb and cream sauce. It was DELICIOUS! <— not an understatement. ;]
Making it even more special, we had some lovely classical music to dine to, and the table was splendidly candlelit. :] Check it below!
After seeing the Olympic Park (above), along with some other notable sights, we stopped for lunch at the Chinese Tower in the Englischer Garten and nibbled on some traditional Bavarian food. :] (All delicious). ;]
Later on it got even better when we dropped off our bikes outside St. Paul’s Church and headed in for the final day of Oktoberfest. We went on some rides, had a pretzel or two and even went on the world-famous ferris wheel where we saw the huge expanse of locals, beer enthusiasts and tourists that were celebrating the final days of this annual giant.
Towards the end of the night I even did a shooting game… (first time I’ve ever used a gun) and I actually did very good. :p Surprise surprise… perhaps I’m meant to be a copper instead of a journo. ;]
Hope you enjoy the pictures people, because it was one of the best days I’ve had all year :]
So on Saturday the 1st of Oktober, I enjoyed the never-ending booze-fest for a second time and on a day that I found rather suitable for its namesake- being the first day of October. :]
Of course wanting to get a table in a Beer Tent meant I was waking up at 4:50am and meeting the other exchangees at 5.30 to get to Theresienwiese before the main crowds… we all failed in that pursuit. It was already packed and we were lucky enough to score a table in the tent… but we were forcibly kicked out at 11.30am due to a reservation… didn’t ruin my day though. :]
Later that evening my host brother celebrated his 18th birthday and boy did we have a good time.
Lots of good stories about that one. :p
But I won’t be mentioning them on here… perhaps on request. ;]
There was a good variety of German food, a lot of dancing (to my amazing music) and there was even a few Shisha pipes. Here’s some photos from that glorious day/evening. :]
Can’t wait till my next birthday ;] 19 Years old… still got quite a while to go though :p Stay tuned for some more Oktoberfest photos. :] Shall be uploaded within 24 hours or so. LOVVVVVE Ryan. x
For those that are unaware, PETA stands for “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”. I just wanted to put something up here that’s close to my conscience…. vegetarianism. A very important movement not just in terms of health and wellbeing, but also for the environment. :]
Perhaps you’ve got the willpower to become a fully-fledged vegetarian… I know I’d like to be, but in a land of beer, pretzels and MEAT, it’s quite a challenge. As soon as I get back home though, it’ll be one of the first big changes I make in my life. So be proud people, because this is something I’m actually going to stick to.
Lovvvvvvve someone who’ll soon be dedicated to a noble cause,
First of all, I’d like to update this post by letting you know that one of my photos is featured in a fascinating little blog called Toemail.
Croatia may very well have been the best part of our European trip. A lack of sand was the least of our concerns… with golden sunshine, crystal clear waters and cheap seafood to dine for! ;]
Beginning in Dubrovnik, where we recently arrived from Albania, our one-week round trip cruise consisted of stopping at gorgeous locations such as Mljet, Korčula and Hvar, as well as numerous smaller islands dotted along the Central and Southern Dalmation Coasts. Each night we would dock in port and discovered the best of the local seafood and other traditional meals… all for very reasonable prices. In places a bit off the beaten track, we found cheap souvenirs, and I swear I could not find one dodgy postcard…. it was so damn hard to choose just one!
Anyway, I suppose you’d be wanting to see the photos. So here you go, sorted by the location. :]
I’m certain most of the people with an inner-child have seen this brilliant film below right?
Well, this weekend I was at pretty much the same level in the sky that Carl, Russell and Dug were at. Invited by my Rotary Club, a fellow exchange student from Chile and I spent two nights, three days in the Wendelstein Mountain area, quite close to the beautiful town of Schliersee in Southern Germany. :]
We ended up doing a short hike, ate some amazing food, stayed in a beautiful old hotel, went into a cave, saw a waterfall, went to an old German village, and took a cable car down the hill (or should I say giant-ass mountain?), just to name a few things.
Here’s a small gallery of what we got up to (I seriously had to cut down on the photos… so many of them were simply superb).