If you ever want to add spice to your life, consider moving to a new country with a new language and doing a new job. Then be sure to work with a relocation company which proves incapable of finding a temp or permanent apartment (Moya found both of ours). Oh yeah, make sure you move during the busiest time of the year where there are no hotel rooms for 100 KM.
Needless to say, our first month in Munich has been an adventure. The good news is that we have selected a wonderful apartment, and will have a great temp apartment until we move in after Christmas. The other good news is that Sophia is going to the best school, and that Moya just seems to roll with the punches - no matter what.
On the fun side of things, we're taking the All Saints holiday and driving up for the day to Garmish up in the Bavarian Alps. And in a couple of weeks, we will migrate south for the Winter as we pay a visit to our wonderful friends Nick, Ana and their daughter Ida in Vincenza, Italy. It's about a 4.5 hour drive.
To keep our spirits high, two of the coolest people we know from Paris - Jon & Annie joined us in Munich for a few days. We took full advantage of their cancelled Air France flights (strike) to go on a walking tour of Munich, enjoy one of the last days of the year sunny enough to be outside, and became great fans of the Augustiner Brau (which just so happens to be right across the street from us). The famous beer hall is subsidized by the Augustiner brewery, which stands just beyond its entrance.