I hope everyone is doing well. This past weekend I went to Oktoberfest, but first I want to show what my cuisine class made last Monday for our first class.
It was a fun class and my instructor’s sister used to be a chef ,so it was interesting to learn from her about the different dishes in each region. Also, it was nice to see an Italian Apartment, as our class was held at my instructor’s apartment near school.
On Thursday, I went to Aperitvo with my neighbors. I love that aspect of the Italian Culture. It’s like cocktail hour, but with better food and I can buy the drinks!
Anyways, this weekend I went to Oktoberfest in Munich. Friday night I went on a bus that left at 9:30 and got into munich at 6:45. I managed to sleep for a lot of it, so it wasn’t too bad.
We walked over to the park where all the tents were at and everyone split up into different groups depending on where people wanted to go. We went to the HB tent which is supposed to be one of the better ones. We got in to the tents at 9 am, but getting in was very crowded. Everyone was stampeding and pushing towards the door. I was holding onto my friend so we wouldn’t get separated. I barely had my feet on the ground because I was literally getting picked up from being squished. After getting in though, it was fine. We managed to get a table and got our 1 liter beers at 9:30.
Everyone in the tents were singing and doing drink competitions. We met people from the US who were studying abroad in Germany. I also was walking around and I saw a guy who was wearing a San Diegito shirt; which is a school in Encinitas. I asked if he knew one of my friends and he recognized the name. It’s a small world!
After 12 we left the tent, but my phone managed to get lost, so I got a new one yesterday. I ended up walking around munich and checked out a church nearby. We didn’t go back to any of the tents though, but I had fun anyways, and there’s only so much tent excitement I can take. There were a lot of drunk people walking around (surprise) and ambulances were getting people every 3 or 5 minutes I would say.
We left from Munich at 9:45 and I got in to Turin at 7. I accidently slept from 7:30 am to 3:30 on Sunday, but I managed to fall asleep that night at 3 anyways. I have another cuisine class tonight, I’m excited!