Whirlwind Weekend


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.

IMG_6324  zucchini bruschetta and eggplant grilled with olive oil and vinegar

IMG_6326IMG_6328 spaghetti with egg (which makes it creamy) and pancetta (bacon) and a saladIMG_6329 half a canned peach (from our instructor’s garden) with homemade whip cream and amaretto cookie on top.

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.

IMG_6370 walking in the morning

IMG_6375IMG_6377IMG_6381IMG_6389IMG_6390IMG_6396 the tentIMG_6399 the church


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!

Happy Monday!



4 thoughts on “Whirlwind Weekend

  1. Lorin, it looks like you’re having so much fun!! Can’t wait to see you when you get home to hear all about it!!! Your pictures are so beautiful!!!! Love you!!!!

    • Thank You! It has been beautiful here and traveled to many places already! I am staying in Torino this month, with a few day trips on the weekends. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it!

  2. Ciao, bellissima …

    We’ve been relishing each of your reports, almost tasting the food with you and remembering our own visits to all your discoveries from Portofino to Venice to Octoberfest … so many great experiences you’re having, and we know you’re savoring each. Our love and best wishes for many more days of your dulce vita go out to you. Mima and Grampy

    • Ciao!
      It has been a really fun, great experience here so far. Every place I’ve been to has been beautiful and different. My favorite cities so far are venice and santa margherita. I hope all is well! Lorin

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