So that's how it came to pass that I spent thirty years on this spinning blue ball and only ever visited the North American land mass. But boy howdy, did THAT change in a hurry. It never rains but it pours, and a couple weeks ago I had occasion to collect a couple new continents.
I visited Munich, Tel Aviv, and London. It was a whirlwind tour, and I only really had any time to look around in Munich. That time, though, was well spent. I loved Munich, and I can't wait to go back.
My friend and colleague Jason Chen traveled with me. (I should say I traveled with him, because he's the experienced globetrotter. If you ever need to travel internationally, you could do a lot worse than picking Jason as your companion.) I mention that mostly to say that if you want to see some photos, you'll have to visit his site, since I am "between cameras" at the moment.
So as I said, I loved Munich. But there are so many questions! Like these:
- Remember, it's spelt M-U-N-I-C-H, but it's pronounced "München". I guess? I need someone to explain this to me.
- The Marienplatz is pretty awesome, but why is that building called the Glockenspiel? Was it named after a person? I need someone to explain this to me.
- Some parts of the autobahn appeared to have speed limits, but I was unable to figure out what the pattern was. I need someone to explain this to me.
- What is the name of that character that looks like a Greek beta with a long tail, and what is its phoneme? I need someone to explain this to me.
Oh, and our Android session went really really well, too.