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I had a great time with my family in Munich a few weeks ago. It was a much needed escape to a land of time tables and clean streets. It’s incredible just how much you can relax when you don’t have to constantly worry about what might happen next. Turns out I’ve forgotten most of my German, but I did get a chance to speak Albanian to the Kosovar woman working at our hotel. Can’t escape Shqiperia entirely! Highlights of the trip included the Indian and Thai food we sampled as well as biking around the many parks in town. Munich is like biking heaven – very limited stress because of the well maintained paths everywhere.

In the English Garden (bigger than Central Park) I kept seeing people walking around with surf boards in wet suits and wondered what was up. Turns out they have a fake wave set up in one of the canals – and the water coming out from downtown Munich is clean enough for people to swim and surf in it. One of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. Click on the image below to see a video of the action.

From Germany with the fam

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