You know you’ve had a good night when you wake up the next day with unexplained bruises and sores throughout your entire body. One word…Oktoberfest. Good god do the Germans know how to party.
On our 2nd night, we decided to go all out. I bought a drindl and was ready to do Oktoberfest the proper way. I managed to put down 2.5 liters of beer! 2.5! I don’t even know where it all went. By the 3rd beer, I just started pouring it down people’s mouths (read: shirts because a majority of it ended up on their shirts). It’s a great way to avoid drinking and people will love you for giving them alcohol. Win, win.
Night time for Oktoberfest is the best. The tents are filled with thousands of people dancing on top of tables, chanting German songs, and drinking beer like it’s water. Everyone is so friendly and so happy that it was easy for us to find a group of people to hang out with. They invited us to join them at their tables, and it was pretty much an epic night from there.
German food is quite heavy. Roasted pork, sausages, sauerkraut, and dumplings. Add that on top of all of the beers that we’ve been consuming, I probably gained 15 lbs on this trip alone. I am craving so badly for a huge bowl of salad right now.
We walked to the English Garden to check out the biergarten there. It was a nice day to be outside and warm for once! We ordered some food and drinks and sat in the warm sun enjoying the orchestra playing from the Chinese Tower.
Today I woke up feeling anything but German food. I needed something to cure me from the Oktoberfest hangover. I hopped on to Yelp and found a Ramen place with 4.5 stars and 60 reviews. That was good enough in my book! Ramen, oh so good. Every bite of it.
Tomorrow we head home back to good old San Francisco, but I have a feeling that this is not the last time I see Oktoberfest in Munich.