So apparently Unicorns are real. I mean this was in the science and technology museum of Munich. No- not the mythology museum the science and technology museum. So there you have it. Irrefutable proof.
This whole “unicorns are real” thing probably sounds shocking to ya’ll, but it was actually quite easy to accept in the context of Munich. It’s just that magical of a place.
A place where the future and the past become a reality but are the infinitely better sci-fi version of the future and mythological version of the past. Dragons climb on buildings and transportation is see-through; does it get any better?!
Since we have been in Europe we have almost been exclusively staying with family or renting apartments on Airbnb. Airbnb is the best. For those who have not heard of it, it’s a service where people can rent furnished apartments for days, weeks or even months at a time. It allows you to have a home with your own kitchen and bedroom and everything while traveling. I think it is especially wonderful for people who (like us) are not on vacation but just happen to live in a different city every month, and can carry everything we own at one time. If you sign up for Airbnb using this link you will get $25 off your first stay, and we will get $25 towards our next one!
Our Munich Airbnb apartment was a lovely little affair that had a terrace with a view of squirrels and birds that I could just watch for hours. It was also the place where we saw our first snowfall!! I was so excited I barely had enough time to pull on Tom’s shirt before running outside to try an catch a flake to examine it close-up!
In Munich we basically went Exxxtreme XXX-Mas. We took the holiday spirit and just gripped it and ripped it. We were like eating chestnuts roasted over an open fire while buying quaint handmade wooden toys and smiling rosy cheeked to strangers on the street. Holiday spirit and good cheer to the Maxx. If us and Tiny Tim had a Holiday cheer showdown that li’l creep woulda gone down!
We did not make it to beer halls for Tom to enjoy steins of beer, but we did go to our first apple store since leaving the States. I think Tom was made as happy by those shiny little devices and geeky guys in red shirts as I was by a real-live snowfall (maybe the sixth I have ever seen) and a real-dead unicorn (definitely the first).