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|Madonna & Munich|
|Written by Cindy-Lou Dale|
|Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:00|
I returned from Munich a day earlier than expected. If you're not looking at museums or churches, there's not much else to do, and with no festivals happening at the time of my visit, reduces the things to see still further. The tourist attractions close to my hotel in the city centre were all visited on the afternoon I arrived. This caused the representative from the tourism office much distress as there was nothing much left to show me.
I asked to be taken to a specialist clothing store and was told the type I was looking for did not exist in Munich. I asked to be taken to a beer garden where I could photograph the clichéd German barmaid carrying a dozen beers and was told they would not pose for pictures, I asked to be taken to where the rowers were practising and was told there were none, regardless of the international rowing championship being held in Munich in a few months. After being stone-walled on a few more requests we parted company and I went about sourcing my requirements on my own. I made a silent promise to never use a guide again. I cannot help but wonder if Tourism authorities realise the impact such off-handed and unprofessional guides like this could have on their city.
Driving on the German autobahns is such a treat, I wish highways around the world had this no-speed-limit policy. There is something satisfying about flying past a police cruiser doing 120 miles per hour... and being in the right.
I have just uploaded the photographs I took and am near done with the article. Tomorrow and Tuesday I'll spend researching my next assignment in the Mosel wine region which is where I'll be at on Thursday and Friday.