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  1. Anonymous

    I ate at the Hofbrauhaus my last night in Germany. Absolutely amazing food and insanely crowded with a live band. Besides that, Oktoberfest we agree on perfectly… worlds of fun with less room to move and everyone is drunk 😛 Good times.

  2. Cheryl

    Awesome account of your time in Germany. Hey that guy is cute! I won’t say which one, haha, but all the guys in your group looked great! What a crowded but orderly drunken site. Glad you had a good time and your dirndl is adorable.

  3. Anonymous

    So the beer here is AMAZING! American beer just gives me a headache now! Where were you when you had the beer? Agustiner is by far not my favorite Munich beer. I am going to be living in Europe for the next 3 years so if you ever come back i will give you a GOOD beer tour….but they always have liqure so if you dont like the beer we could still get you shitty. and all those Liters, that is the smallest glass i have when i go out. It is awsome! in fact at dinner tonight i had Two, reason i am so talkative right now. anyway love the blogs see you later!
    -Mark F

  4. Amber Shea

    Brandon—I still think it’s crazy that we were both there! Our first out-of-the-country trips, and they landed us in the same place at the same time. It would’ve been awesome if you could’ve been at Oktoberfest the same night I was there, or vice versa.

    Cheryl—I can only assume you’re referring to the Santa Claus-looking hottie in the pin-covered hat.

    Mark—I’d be more than willing to give German beer another try, or two or three. I’m pretty sure you’d find me switching to liquor a couple drinks in, though. I love me some Jaeger (thus the 10 shots in two hours at Oktoberfest, which didn’t even get me very far…damn this tolerance of mine!).

  5. Prolific Tom

    Arghhh! I’d read your blog more often but I always end up spending an hour looking up tour info! Those photos of litres of beer are making me thirsty as well. That banana cup looks amazing!

  6. Rachel

    I like the guy’s lovely hat!

  7. Meri

    That shot from the top of the Ferris wheel is spectacular.

  8. John Conner

    Hi Amber…just now getting around to browsing around your Europe tour blog. I have only read through a couple of pages, but am very impressed with your detailed accounts of the trip.

    I made a trip around the USA that lasted over three months, but never took anywhere near the notes you did…and boy, do I regret it. Of course, that was back in the old days, before blogs, in 1992. Would have had to actually use paper and pen. Ugh.

  9. Trish @ MyBigFatBundt

    Yep…I followed the link from the Lemon Protein Shot page…lol. Looks like you had a blast. Have never been to an ‘authentic’ Oktoberfest, other than one in Northern Ohio I went to many years ago.

    I miss Germany each and every day of my adult life. I have some amazingly fond childhood memories here. I can remember playing in the sandbox at my Oma’s apartment building and being with all these little Turkish and African children…most of them didn’t even speak German or English. But we still had the best time, and I remember going into an apartment belonging to one of the Turkish children and his mother sitting me down at her kitchen table, feeding me sweets. Incredible generosity, and especially where Germans and Turks are concerned. I was bummed when we didn’t have time to stop through last year–we were in Gent, Belgium and drove right by it. My family would have freaked if I showed up unannounced…in a good way of course. I think we are going to either Paris or London for Christmas–**fingers crossed**–so many part of my Christmas will back in Hamburg.