Yay! Just 5 more days until I quit London and head on out to Germany.
I am going to Munich for 4 days. We checked out the weather a little earlier to find that it is currently minus 1 degree celsius today with heavy snow falls. So, it's going to be interesting ... and possibly a bit of an access challenge as snow is known as Blind Man's Fog. Work it out yourself.
I'm more into cold climates than hot though, most of my recent holidays have involved Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and, err, I seem to keep heading to Germany and Austria a lot too.
It'll be interesting to see how the Bavarians, much more used to snow than we are in Britain, deal with the weather. No doubt much better than here in London where one flake = gridlock in the capital. This is almost not an exaggeration.
Germany. I really like Germanic culture, especially around this time of year. I love Christmas markets ... not for the trinkets or the decorations or tat you can buy there ... just the atmosphere, the music, the cold, the beer and the street food. I fully intend to be stuffing my face with: wurst, spatzle (or however you spel it) beer, gluhwein, and whatever else comes my way. I hear that the Bavarians are into heavy stodgy creamy warm foods.
Am off out for a beer with one of Ouch's rather marvellous columnists, Liz Main, tonight. Don't think I've seen her in over a year.