Day 4 - June 28th 2009
28.06.2009 - 28.06.2009 26 °C
Olympic Park. Home to the 1972 Olympics (when Germany was still divided). The stadiums were modern even by today’s standards, almost 40 years on. The park was filled with life and obviously now used as a site for picnics, festivals and various sporting events. Surrounded by perfectly manicured parklands and lakes, it had the appearance of a scale model from up high. So pristine and well preserved.
BMW HQ. The area was also home to BMW headquarters. Uber modern structures housing manufacturing plants, showrooms and a BMW museum (bummed we didn’t get to visit).
Tollwood Festival. This place was filled with food stalls, beer tents, market stalls, auditoriums and amusements. We smiled at each other as we walked in. A hidden little gem with some 30 odd years of history. As you’d expect, we ate several times. Bratwurst, Palacsinta, Guyash and Hamburgers to name a few. Beer and cocktails made up the rest of our consumption. We’ve got to be thankful to the locals that put us onto it. What a superb day.
Parklands. To walk off the meat and drink, we decided our best recourse was to walk through the park. It went against my end of holiday rule to only walk downhill however we ruled against it and decided to walk to the top of a nearby hill for a birds eye view of the area. No regrets. We even met some furry friends along the way.
Bag packing. Now for the dreaded reorganisation and packing of all our bags. Our aim was to pack our main luggage as if it was going home and leave the beachy stuff in a separate bag for Thailand. We also had to carefully juggle the heavier pieces between hand and check in luggage to balance out the weight. Quite the task. It took us a good part of 5 hours. Feeling better but still shitting ourselves in terms of excess charges. Lucky Emirates increased our allowance to 30kg but even after a few sneaky moves, we might still land ourselves in a little trouble.
Thailand. We still hadn’t booked any accommodation in Thailand let alone the flights from Singapore. In fact, we hadn’t even decided on a destination for our final week of pure relaxation before heading home. Lets just say, we went to bed at about 5am. I hope the tiredness didn’t affect our decisions.