Germany travels: Munich

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Welcome back, let’s get straight into it. Check out part 1 for my travels in Dusseldorf (http://wp.me/p1uQOd-vm)

So Munich did NOT play! It was so hot, 28 degrees (Why?) lol. It’s surprisingly different from Dusseldorf (But don’t I say this every time I travel to different cities in the same country lol), it seems the buildings were more historical. Anyway my friend picked me up from the station and we made our way home, gurl I was too tired to go out that day after traveling all day. Does it count we went through Cologne? I can say I was there too LOL. Next day we made our way to the center, Marienplatz after seeing more beautiful cars and us thinking which one we would like lol ( I swear I have never seen so many mini’s in the same road before until I went to Munich lol, now I know God wants me to get a mini lol, so if you want to bless me or add to my mini cooper fund I plan to get it for my 25th birthday so we got time, I would greatly appreciate it J and I also saw a lot of Toyota Yaris’s hmmm). Let me say at this point my hair is wavy and I couldn’t be bothered to put on makeup (again something I do so often, as the days go by I reach for makeup less and less, especially if I am in a hot country lol). Anyway, walked about, got some ice cream and went shopping- I think they like their H&M stores? I have never seen so many of them in one shopping center lol. They even had separate H&Ms for women, men and children.

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The next day, we went to the botanical gardens. If you love flowers and colour this place is the one for you! After walking around there for a while we headed back to the center for. We also planned to go to the Olympic park but damn after walking in that sun for a while lol I was soo tired I went back home (LOL)

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I thought these were fake lol until it moved/
I thought these were fake lol until it moved/

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How beautiful are those? …  I loved the colours and I would have liked to take more buut the bees were in full force lool

I went for a walk around my friend’s area (Max-Weber Platz) later in the evening when it was much cooler and found the street Albert Einstein was born on (and all this while I thought he was English lol).

On Wednesday, it was time to head back to the UK and start work lol. I really enjoyed my time in Germany, thanks to all my hosts and I hope you enjoyed my presentsJ. Next time around I will be going to the other cities I didn’t get time to go to (I’m so serious about that deal if  you wanted to sponsor me lol), although I have always said I don’t see the point of going to the same country twice when there are others waiting hmm. My goal is to go to every single country. Every single one! I also want to do 15 countries before I’m 25. That’s in 3 years and 7 to go! Not bad huh? I’m already planning my next adventure! But for now it’s time to start work! And back to hair updates! lol

That’s all folks, I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did please subscribe for more. Hope everyone has a blessed week.

Love

Sarah

 

Germany travels: Düsseldorf

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Hey guys!  I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying this warm weather. its officially summer!!!! Yay. So this update is a much needed break from hair updates lol even though it will have some hair elements to it but I will keep it short. So my last travel update I think was a year ago in February, although I did travel to Amsterdam last summer but did not blog about it. This time I went to Germany to visit a few people I met in Spain and I went to two different cities: Düsseldorf and Munich so I will split them into two parts. I am so bummed I could not go to Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne and Hamburg: time and money! (hey if you want to sponsor me to travel to these places for my blog I would appreciate it lol)

Let’s get started. I have a lot of pictures! Hair element (lol) I decided to go with a hassle free hairstyle as I did not want to travel with a lot of styling products or hot tools (mainly because I could not find my travel adapters and did not want to buy new ones lol), so I went with my short wig already straightened like 3 to 4 times ( as if that meant it would be straighter for longer lol and I would later find out that it would be rainy and there would be no point to it lol. Only products I took was a little bottle of spray leave in conditioner for my hair underneath and some gel for my edges although I never seem to care if they are laid or not when I’m travelling lol). DONE

Rant: OK. So I flew with German wings and never again. First the flight was delayed by about 25 minutes then when we actually boarded we had to wait for another 30 to 40 minutes then when we actually got to Germany we then had to wait another 20 minutes before we  got off the plane! My journey time was prolonged about an 1hour and a half! And guess what the compensation was? A free alcoholic beverage (LOL) but hey I got there safely the end. But never again.

Anyway so I got there and met up with my friend  and later went for our 1st night out. We went to an afrobeats bar/ club in the city center (Please don’t ask me the name lol I can give you directions if you want lool). So anyway the 1st night was good although it drizzled a bit and my hair got ruined lol. We spoke and did a lot of catching up and I also met her another friend. Somehow all the guys in the place were from Cameroon or spoke French and I spoke the same words all night: I don’t speak French/Dutch. (Lol I just remembered this one guy who was German, an older man staring at us for what seemed like the whole night. This man was literally sitting right across us. After he was tired of staring (I guess), he (lol) offered me his drink (LOL) very confidently (LOL) which I declined lol. After dancing for like 10 minutes he goes away lool.).The next day we went round their city center, of course Germany been the hometown of VW, BMW and Audi almost everyone drove one of those cars and the very latest models. In the center they were test driving jaguars and because I had just passed my test I got to drive one too!!!! (Lol jokes!)

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I love the buildings there. Every corner had a mall honestly lol. And designer shops everywhere. The city is really beautiful. Of course been in Germany I had to have sausages lol although they served it in round bread lol. I didn’t drink any beer though hahaa. I saw the tower and did a lot of walking around, I wasn’t there for long so I did as much as I could in 2days 2nightz.  We had lunch in Maredo I would recommend their ribs (so nice but I didn’t even finish it lol). I was lucky to go on the weekend of the Japanese festival in Düsseldorf so the costumes and people were in full gear. Apparently Düsseldorf has a large Japanese population, to think about it I actually saw a lot of sushi places. Although at the festival itself I didn’t see a lot of Japanese maybe they were hiding in costume (hehe). Anyways there was the most amazing fireworks show I had ever seen! The place was packed out I mean, I think everyone in the city was there lol. We were standing on a bridge which I honestly thought could fall. Next time we should get a boat lol (or Diane move to the harbor lol).

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Yes that was part of someone’s outfit. and they were speakers!

 

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So I had a really lovely time in Düsseldorf with my friend and I just wish I could spend more time there but hopefully I will back to visit.  There is supposed to be a boat show in January hopefully I can make it there.  I left Sunday afternoon for Munich in the south. I booked tickets via the DB website. The whole journey was about 6 hours: 12. 30 to 6.30 pm.  Stay tuned for part two of my Germany travels.

See you soon

P.S I used my very handy 40L mountain warehouse backpack. A review I did for it can be viewed here >> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-ng. Please consider investing in a backpack if you travel a lot, it will make your life easier!

Maredo ribs
Maredo ribs

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At this point everyone was like awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
At this point everyone was like awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Munich Travels up shortly

 

ESCAPE TO MOROCCO PART 2: JOURNEY TO THE ZAGORA DESERT

If you take a look on the website there are so many excursions to choose from! if you have time I recommend you choose at least two to take part in but with us been short for time and a tight budget we decided to choose the 2 days 1 night excursion to the Zagora desert. Compared to all the other prices we spoke, this one was by far the cheapest and most value for money! So for the desert trip, the first day is pretty much the journey there, we left Marrakesh at 8.30am and we got to the desert at 5.00pm! Be prepared also for the long drive, but amazing views! We went past the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages, Argan oil factories etc! Do make sure you have a fully charged phone for pictures or spare batteries for a camera because these views are not to be missed! You will get lots of breaks too! But do pace yourself on the intake of fluids because you could be waiting up to an hour and a half to get to a place with a bathroom. With that been said, relax and enjoy the journey to the desert , camel riding into the sunset and sunrise, campfire, food, the beautiful night sky and stars. Caution I think we went when it was winter in Morocco so the night in the desert was quite cold, so make sure to pack some warm clothing for the night! The tents were luxurious and lots of bedding was provided. Dinner and breakfast were provided too. The website to check out is http://www.marrakechairporttransfer.com/listingcategory/marrakech-desert-tours/

Camel riding is so exciting but after an hour or so my inner thighs began to hurt a bit and my bum! After sitting right either on the hump or in between! What I hated about the ride was when the camel was getting up and sitting back down whilst I was on! The most uncomfortable thing ever!( elephant riding is far better!) but I really enjoyed the desert trip! Waking up the next morning at sunrise with sand every where was amazing. I was brave enough to even take a picture next to a camel lol.!

I wish we had more time to visit more place and take more excursions but again life called us back to reality! So we of course had to come back to Marrakesh then back home to Spain.

THESE

ATLAS MOUNTAINS
ATLAS MOUNTAINS
ATLAS MOUNTAINS
ATLAS MOUNTAINS

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THESE MOVIES STARS WERE HERE!
THESE MOVIES STARS WERE HERE!

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WHOOOP WE MADE IT!
WHOOOP WE MADE IT!

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DESERT TEAM
DESERT TEAM

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ENJOY!