It looks like this week is my “let’s get emotional” week. I can’t wait until it’s over and I can go back to being a cold-hearted bitch. Or at least pretending to be one. Today marks five years (!!!) since I moved to Munich. This means several things:
- I am getting old.
- I miss Munich terribly
The year I spent there was a very important one for me, and one of my happiest. I was lucky enough to meet some people who are now some of my best friends, to study in an educational system I loved and to sample an astonishing amount of beers. And because I’m all nostalgic about it, here is a list of things I miss about Munich.
1. My friends: I wrote a lengthy post about this (together with a video) a year ago and there is nothing more I can say except that I miss them like crazy all the time and I can’t wait till we can all hang out again. I am extremely grateful to be part of such a mis-matched, international group of people who have nothing and everything in common at the same time. I find it amazing that I manage to see several of these people every year despite us all living in different countries and how every single time we meet it’s like we were never apart.
2. Beer: Obviously. Every time I think I haven’t drunk Augustiner for 2 years my heart sinks a little bit.
3. The Englischer Garten: The Englischer Garten is a massive park in the centre of Munich, and it was a mere 10 minute walk from my house. Needless to say, a lot of time was spent there reading, drinking, having picnics and LOLz and trying to survive horrible hangovers.
4. The carelessness: The realisation that we’ll never be so careless again is crushing.
5. Living in a nice, clean city where it is actually pleasant to walk around. Take note, Zaragoza.
6. The amazing public transport system and how it is socially acceptable to drink in it.
7. Seasons: Zaragoza seems to go from Summer to Winter in a split second, and both are equally unbearable. I miss the transition from one season to another, and the trees.
8. Living in such a privileged location. Being able to hop on a train and go to the Alps for the day.
9. Working as a tour guide: Because that was the best job ever. I got to show people a city I loved, tips were good and I got free beer at midday and drop in the occasional Hitler joke.
10. The LOLz. Oh, the LOLz.
Notable mentions: German Christmas, Mango mojitos, very long German words, kafe kult.