Monday, October 02, 2006

Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!

Last week saw me make my fourth trip to the Oktoberfest in Munich. Each time I have been I have had a fantastic weekend. The slight difference this time was attending with work colleagues. It certainly gave a different flavour however was just as enjoyable.

Suffice to say about Oktoberfest - it is a great place to meet people from around the world and party with them whilst wearing ridiculous looking hats.

Considering myself a "seasonsed visitor" to the Oktoberfest I thought I would compile a list of top tips for a successful visit:

1. Reserve a table - each year I go it never ceases to amaze me how busy it can be, remember no table no service

2. Wear clothes you do not mind get dirty and smoke infested

3. Book a hotel early - the prices double or triple around the time of the Oktoberfest. This time we stayed in what I can only be described as an overgrown youth hostel and were charged 200Euors a night for the privilage

4. Look people in the eye while "Prost"ing with them

5. A little German can go a long way

Again I had a fantastic couple of days - but I couldn't imagine a place further from Dubai at this time of year.


ulrike tesmer said...

Hallo "Aaron",

now I was looking for article about Oktoberfest and I found your contibution about it. Now I have a question: You are Miles Aaron, who was before few years in Barcelona at the language school Don Quichote? (I dont know exactly the date). I`m Ulrike from Germany. If you are interested to answer me, so send a mail:!!!!!!
Perhaps you not remind of me, but is was a nice time with all peaople there.

If you are not this person, than to forget this e-mail. But it is right, that the Oktoberfest is a good place to meet people. Prosit...

Perhaps i hear from you, otherwise have á nice time in dubai...

greetings, Ulli

Aaron said...
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Aaron said...

Hi Ulli,

I am not Miles Aaron from Barcelona :D

But I am glad you enjoyed the Oktoberfest - it is really is a great place to meet people.