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quantumfluff
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Icon 14 posted October 11, 2006 01:08      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm in Munich today to give a talk at a conference. Very beautiful city. And it's Barvaria, so beer flows like, well, beer. And you can't swing a cat without hitting a pretzel or a sausage. I'm in pig heaven.
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Icon 1 posted October 11, 2006 05:51      Profile for Ruhrpottbabe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Too bad you're one week late for the Oktoberfest, it was the hell of a party ;-) Enjoy the stay and have a successful conference.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted October 11, 2006 18:47      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We've had a hell of a small party. My co-workers job is to get up early to set up the booth. My job is to close out the bar with our current and potential customers or business partners. It's tough work, but some one has to do it.
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One of my friends works in Germany. He tells me that they have tap beer in the cantine!

Can this be true? I haven't seen it myself, but it sure sounds fantastic.

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Icon 1 posted October 27, 2006 01:30      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There is quite a useful Munich links page, and quite a few posts about Munich on the incredibly beautiful food blog delicious days, and her recipes are pretty good too!

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Icon 1 posted October 27, 2006 07:25      Profile for Ruhrpottbabe     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A beer tap in a company canteen is not unusual in Germany, although health&safety professionals try to ban them for obvious reasons [Wink] There are even some jobs that used to have a special perk called a "beer contingency" which means that people working in dusty or hot environments, such as in coalmines or near float-glass tanks were granted two bottles of beer per eight-hour shift. This has now been replaced by soda - oh, those good old times ...

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Icon 1 posted October 27, 2006 09:48      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We have the option of purchasing beer in the cafeteria as well. It is nothing out of the ordinary here either. the cool thing is beer and hot pretzels at the movies. There is nothing like kicking back a few while watching the latest comedy.

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Icon 1 posted October 27, 2006 14:27      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmm last time I was in Munich was september 1972 for the Olympics.

Flew out of the airport just before they closed it. It was not until about 10 years later that I realised what had actually happened that day.

Actually, wrong, it was 1980 for a school trip, got absolutly plastered in the Höfbrauhaus and disgraced myself in front of a teacher [blush]

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