After two months of wandering the US, it’s nice to be in a city I currently can call home: Munich. We arrived a couple days ago and have been sleeping on an air mattress in our new apartment since then. I sure am looking forward to seeing all our furniture and stuff next week! Until then, we are keeping ourselves busy mopping (a few rooms have brand new flooring – covered with a couple centimeters of sawdust) and shopping for odds and ends.
One of the big exciting discoveries thus far has been a gigantic Kmart-like store just a short walk from our new place. This type of store was sorely missed in Zurich (and Milan, for that matter). It’s great for (1) when you don’t know where to go to find something (because they sell pretty much everything… I mean everything) and (2) when you don’t want to pay a fortune for said thing. Quality and service are great and all, but sometimes you just want to pick out something yourself and pay hardly any money for it, you know? It must be the American in me… but the best part is that I don’t even have to go to a strip mall to find this stuff in Munich!
Another bit of fabulousness: the tram stop near our place has one of those live signs that tells you exactly how long until the next several trams arrive. This makes it super-easy to decide whether you want to wait around or just give up and walk. Efficient laziness!
Alas, it’s not all sunshine and flowers here in Munich: it’s going to take 2 TO 4 WEEKS to get our home internet access set up. What in the world am I supposed to do until then? I’m already wearing out my welcome at the one and only free internet cafe I know of. Anyway, if I owe you an email or something, um, I hope you’re breathing normally until it arrives.
Despite all the hassles that a move brings with it, it’s so worth it for all the fun I have getting to know a new place. Now if you’ll excuse me, we’re off to get acquainted with the world’s largest Feuerzangenbowle. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.