Its not cool to be cold :)
20.02.2013 - 24.02.2013 -5 °C
Had a really good start with my fanily and good friends sending me of before i flew.
The flight nonetheless was a real pain
As soon as i arrived in munich, i was blown away. It was one thing seeing snow in pictures and small pockets of it in the mountains from my previous trips but it was totally different seeing the entire landscape engulfed with snow. White planes extending as far as the eyes could see and everything, from cars, bicycles, trees just decked with an entire layer of snow...
Weeks before this, Mischu und Bettina had already been sending me pictures of how much snow there was and often warning me of the current weather but i arrived with just my hoodie, my climbing pants and a pair of sanuks without socks ( in the 1st picture but with a hoodie) haha, I was walking for a quite awhile and going to see where my first host house was and the whole time, i was feeling strong haha.
After awhile i suddenly realised that my feet were numb and i was starting to shiver, i was walking too slowly cause of my sprained ankle and was getting colder and colder. Soon enough, i threw in the white tower, took out my windbreaker and some socks and suited up haha.
I spent the entire day walking around but it was really super cold and had to constantly retreat into a random shopping centre or building to find comfort in the magic of internal heating. haha
My host Hilmar and Manu were a lovely fun loving couple. Along with this, Hilmar was a climber and if not for my sprained ankle and tight budget, we would have been climbing alot by now haha.
I spent the rest of my time walking around several places of munich and going to viktualienmarkt.
In the night, Hilmar suggested going to Olympiapark and to ride down the slope with the sled....Honestly i wasnt very keen to go out into the cold again after coming into the warm confortable house. Also, ive never been on a sled and after my numerous unpleasant with gravity driven vehicles i was a little afraid....
Now, on hindsight and with all limbs intact. It was the most fun i had in a long time ! Maybe the most fun i would have in Munich since winter is ending soon...