Runnerguy

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  1. Christmas Holiday Munich/What's To Do

    Hi Kiplette, Happy New Year to you as well. It was a quiet holiday season for me this past year so to answer your question; I really didnt put to much effort into "finding something to do". Actually spent my time running, cleaning, and generally staying around my flat. This way I could keep myself out of trouble! Thanks for checking in, Happy New Year!
  2. Christmas Holiday Munich/What's To Do

    Hi Kiplette, Happy New Year to you as well. It was a quiet holiday season for me this past year so to answer your question; I really didnt put to much effort into "finding something to do". Actually spent my time running, cleaning, and generally staying around my flat. This way I could keep myself out of trouble! Thanks for checking in, Happy New Year!
  3. Christmas Holiday Munich/What's To Do

    Wow, you simply could have not responded but you went the extra mile to be a dick, well done!
  4. Christmas Holiday Munich/What's To Do

    Thank you for the suggestion. Yes I have colleagues but they will all be with their family. Also I don’t really know anyone outside of work so there’s really no one else I can ask :-( I guess it wouldn’t necessarily TOO bad in the States but everything here shuts down. Anyways thanks again for your response!
  5. Christmas Holiday Munich/What's To Do

    Thank you for the suggestion, my faith is important to me and this sounds like a good outlet. Thank you again
  6. Christmas Holiday Munich/What's To Do

    Great advice! Although my work schedule takes up a lot of my time this is something I should look into. Thanks for the post!
  7. Christmas Holiday Munich/What's To Do

    Or even better if anyone knows of anything going on during Christmas for this Auslander!
  8. Expat Burnout

    I feel your pain man. I’ve been here a little over a year now and I’m still very much an Auslander. It’s difficult to meet people, nobody socializes with strangers out and about and if you make an attempt it’s the weirdest thing ever. The way people do things here is SO much more systematic and preprogrammed and it takes SO long to get anything done. It can be tough for sure and maybe this is just “culture shock” as the other people are saying. But I’ve found that people here for the most part are genuine but that takes time to get to. It took me 2 1/2 months of going to my local “watering hole” (which they don’t really have those here as well) before the folks there would even acknowledge my presence by name. So here’s the thing, once you crack that hard outer shell I’ve found German people to be a little more, I don’t know, loyal and sincere? Again it takes time and I certainly don’t have it all figured out especially after one year. What I do know is that common courtesy cuts through all language and social barriers and being genuinely polite with people here has gone a long way for this Southerner (Maybe that’s my Southern Hospitality speaking!) and sometimes it can be kinda fun “killing them with kindness” bc Germans for the most part so DO NOT expect that and it catches them off guard instantaneously. Anyways Christmas season is here and talking to strangers in the markets over glüwein I’ve found to be enjoyable. Besides there’s so many foreigners here anyways it’s not hard to mesh. Be yourself, be courteous and polite, and be sincere and people no matter where you are will naturally gravitate toward that. Oh and another thing that has totally helped me is that I have had to make a strong effort to STOP comparing things here to the way things are back in the states. That mindset had me stuck for sooo long. It was difficult to break that but once accepted, Germany can have some nice perks. Cheers 
  9. Hi All-   Does anyone know of any restaurants/bars/clubs open during Christmas (Dec. 24-25-26) here in Munich?? Much appreciated in advance!