21.11.2013 - 24.11.2013 5 °C
The moment the plane touched down in London I felt as though I hit a wall, I couldn't remember the last time I got excited to be back here and that's not going to change anytime soon. It isn't the fact that the weather is never nice, the sun doesn't shine or that it is too expensive for me to do anything. This happens in places all over the world, but I've now associated London with the end of a holiday or post holiday blues.
However I was lucky enough to get away from it for a few days and see a place that I have never felt happier in. I could have easily sat in that Main Street for hours, looking at the Christmas lights, taking in the smells of roasted nuts and mulled wine that drifted by every now and then.
Endless moments seeing children wrapped up like Eskimos trying to run around and look at the nativity scenes set up in the shop windows. Finding a hidden restaurant, tucked away in an alley with a warm and cosy feeling once you made it inside. Enjoying a hearty meal at a table filled with newfound friends and having a beer or two to keep the spirits high.
Putting the snug fitting ice skates on and familiarising myself with how hard the ice is when you crash down hard on it. But managing to get back up and glide around to notice the crowd growing around the rink and christmas lights hanging on every corner.
It's true, I've fallen in love, in love with a city called Munich. I left home to travel and see as many new places as I could, I wanted to find a city that I could see myself living in. This is definitely one of those cities, I feel a sense of home when I'm there and thrive off finding cafés and bars that could become my regular scene. The language is familiar to me and there is so much culture to immerse yourself in. There are so many traditional specialities to try and so many beautiful buildings to look at in awe.
Not only does it have all of this but it is also very rich in history, which is something I live for. Hearing the stories of what happened here and how it changed the way things are done. It enthrals me to the point in which I feel like I'm actually living in those times and experiencing the heartache and pain they felt. A city that captivates me so much is something I cannot ignore. The moment I leave it I am already planning a way to get myself back there, just to feel some normality and to feed my fascination.
So at this point in my young and ripe life, I am more than happy to be in love with a city and a city only. It has satisfied me so and I only bring back fond memories of my times there, so until next time Munich.