Germany – Munich to Belgium – Antwerp, 05 July 2004

Another day taken up by travel, involving a 9hr train ride from Munich to Antwerp.

In my last hour in Munich, I was desperately hunting for a Germany badge to complete my collection. However, that was unsuccessful, and my last buy in Germany was the sausage bun for lunch.

My second train was the posh ICE train, but what would have been a comfortable ride was disturbed by people claiming their reserved seats, TWICE.

However, it was a productive ride, as I managed to take in 3 chapters of Bahasa Indonesia.

Belgium feels somewhat strange, after visiting the other countries. It seems dead at night! Well, I guess there are still Belgium fries to look forward to.

Cathedral Church of our Lady


Germany – Augsburg to Munich, 02 July 2004

The Fuggerei is a quaint little place that doesn’t occur to you at first as anything of any significance, but when you realise that 500 years ago, someone actually conceived a welfare settlement that preserves human dignity out of the pure charity of his heart, the whole place gains a new significance. Today, there are still some senior citizens living there, with very nealty kept, and well-decorated quarters. (that guy actually bothered to provide a landscaped garden even back then!)

Lunch was a sausage-hunt which took over half an hour of street-combing, and just at the point of giving up and settling for something else, a sausage stall was found!

As I arrived in Munich in the afternoon, there was time enough yet to do a bit of sight-seeing, and most naturally, I headed towards the old town square, the supposed heart of all European cities. Well, just like all European cities, Munich was only differentiated by the Glockenspiel, which is the darkest Gothic-looking building with lots of pink flowers, and a clock whose toys come to life at the strike of 1700. It was certainly cute that on the second round, one of the knights fell after the duel!

Dinner went to feeding the German sausage frenzy, and hence, I got a long whitish sausage from Yorma’s, which cost EUR 2.


Fuggerei, Augsburg

Glockenspiel, Munich

Western Europe, 14 June 2004 – 11 July 2004


14 June 2004: London

15 June 2004: London – Prague (Plane)

16 June 2004: Prague

17 June 2004: Prague

18 June 2004: Prague – Vienna (Train)

19 June 2004: Vienna

20 June 2004: Vienna – Klagenfurt (Train)

21 June 2004: Klagenfurt – Rome (Plane)

22 June 2004: Rome

23 June 2004: Rome

24 June 2004: Rome – London (Plane)

25 June 2004: London – Paris (Overnight Bus)

26 June 2004: Paris

27 June 2004: Paris – Versailles – Paris

28 June 2004: Paris

29 June 2004: Frankfurt

30 June 2004: Frankfurt

01 July 2004: Frankfurt – Wurzburg – Augsburg (Train)

02 July 2004: Augsburg – Munich (Train)

03 July 2004: Munich – Fussen (Schwangau) – Munich (Train)

04 July 2004: Munic – Dachau – Munich (Train)

05 July 2004: Munich – Antwerp (Train)

06 July 2004: Antwerp – London (Overnight bus)

07 July 2004: London

08 July 2004: London

09 July 2004: London – Oxford – London

10 July 2004: London

11 July 2004: London