Munich in 2 Days

Guten Tag, Munchen! Munich, where Oktoberfest happens all year long! People who go on other months aside from October won’t go thirsty or miss the best beer, trust me!

Transportation

We took a night train to Munich, Germany. I figured it would save us money and time if we sleep in the train. How convenient is it to just sleep off the travel time and when you wake up, you’re already at your destination!  I got our tickets 2 months before through the DB Bahn website. This is where you find schedules of all the trains from and to Germany. I got the tickets for 209,50 EUR for 2 people. They sent the tickets through the mail but it took a month before it reached me so better make sure to purchase your ticket way before the travel date.

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Transportation in Munich is so easy and feels very safe too! There are only 2 lines that connect to most of the places you need to see. Munich Central Station called Hauptbahnhof is conveniently located in the center making it very traveler-friendly and it has a lot of restaurants, shops, and a supermarket. You can get all the info you need right here or at any S or U-Bahn station. I suggest you get the PARTNER DAY PASS TICKET for 10 or 11,00 Euro. (Up to 5 people can use this pass unlimited for the entire day.)  Continue reading “Munich in 2 Days”

Ciao Bella Venezia

From Munich Hauptbanhof Station, it took 6 hrs to arrive in Sta Lucia train Station in Venice. Words can’t explain how it feels to be back in this beautiful city. In 2010, my family and I did a 3-week Italy trip (which I have yet to write about) and we stayed in Venice for 4 days. What my family and I did in those 4 days, Nik and I did in an entire day!

Accommodation

Albergo Marin

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Looks old and abandoned, doesn’t it? But I think that’s what makes this building so beautiful. What attracted me most about this hotel is how it’s conveniently located right across the Sta. Lucia train station. After crossing one bridge (Ponte Scalzi), you’re there! Trust me when I say you wouldn’t want to stay at a place far from the station; you wouldn’t want to be carrying your heavy luggage up and down the thousands of bridges scattered all over the city. Also, its near a Vaparetto stop (waterbus). Although, it was quite pricey —110,00 Euro (6,000++ PHP) for 1 night and the room was small, no bathroom and AC was broke. As what i understand though, this is the normal price for hotels in Venice and we just wanted to stay in the island for a night so we really didn’t mind. Did I mention they serve breakfast too? Also a + factor!

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