In Bavaria beer is counted as a food…

Published December 19, 2012 by ElisaChristy

It has something to do with the amount of carbs in it, and because it’s so many calories, so technically, you could just have beer for your dinner, and you have eaten. Although despite the fact I know beer is 800 calories, or something ridiculous like that, it is my firm belief that beer is actually minus calories, because nothing that makes you that hungry at 3 in the morning, can possibly be 800 calories, but sadly I’m probably wrong or we could all drink beer to lose weight!

We went to the Haufbrauhaus (I think that’s how you spell it) in Munich, where the beer comes in litre steins, which are as big as your face. Seriously, they are huge. There is a shop available so you can buy yourself a stein if you wish, I was tempted to get someone one as a present, but room in my suitcase is precious, mainly because it’s being taken up by venetian masks, but I am tempted to go back to Munich to buy a stein, or at least let the person i was buying it for know how big they are! When I can show you pictures, that will definitely be one of the ones I’ll put up, a litre of beer is something everyone should see in their lives at some point.

We were only in Munich one night, and from there we went to Prague in the Czech Republic, where there was the option to do a bike tour round the city, so within two hours we got to see many of the famous places in the city, including a statue entitled Hanging Out, which is guy suspended out of a window on a pole, so he is just there hanging out the window, which is a pretty cool statue. It was done by David Cerny who did a lot of the artwork around the city, he became famous when he was eighteen after painting a green tank, which used to stand in the centre of the town square (it was bought by a collector in 2005) pink. 

Everyone saw this, they painted it back green the same day and put him in prison, but the very next day everyone decided that the tank actually looked better pink, so they released him and painted it pink again.

We saw a castle in Prague as well, the name of it escapes me( I think it was the Hradcany castle), because I was much more distracted by the fact that there were people filming a movie in the courtyard of the castle, I spent more time trying to get pictures of that than the nice scenic views we had from the top of the hill, but I got pictures of a film being filmed which to me is much more exciting than a scenic views.

On our last night in Prague, we went to the Black Light theatre which is a theatre invented in the Czech Republic, that has been going since the 20’s where they use fluorescent lights for the scenes, so our play was called Africania, which had normal scenes containing the plot, that were lit with normal stage lights and completely mimed so there’s no language barrier to worry about. Then in between each scene we had a dance by people dressed up as various african animals, gazelles, I noticed, the lions had a dance, and the weirdest one was that the grass got its own dance, which was a bit odd, anyway these were done with the fluorescent lights, so the dancer’s costumes had bits of black in them, so those bits were invisible to the audience, so it was easier hide things like people arms and legs if they were being a snake for example. I’m not sure I entirely understood the story even without the language barrier, but it was something I’m not going to forget seeing, that’s for sure.

Tonight, I think some of us are going to see the Hobbit, there’s an English version on at half nine, and in the cinema we are going to you can buy beer (why not if it’s a food), drinking beer in a cinema or eating beer as the case may be will definitely be a new experience.


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