Have you ever been to Bavaria? Have you ever heard of it at all? •
Bavaria is the largest German state by land area and 2nd most populous state too. If that's not enough, it also has one of the largest economies in Europe, therefore, it's a pretty wealthy region. Bavaria (or Bayern in German) is nothing like the rest of Germany. The state's culture and mentality are very distinct from the rest of the country. Long story short, there are 3 big differences you’ll notice when visiting Bavaria and other parts of Germany – religion, traditions & Bavarian language. •
Bavaria is a mainly Catholic state, therefore, religion is taken seriously here. You'll find a lot of beautiful churches around the region and Sunday walks to a local church are a normality. Moreover, Bavarians stand for tradition, passed down through generations. Yes, they like wearing Lederhosen & Dirndl for any local festivities, eat Weißwurst for breakfast and enjoy the most public holidays (13!) in Germany. And did I mention they also have a special relationship with their beer which is protected by the German Beer Purity Law?
Amsterdam’s canals and parks are famously picturesque, but I was blown away by how pretty the normal residential streets were. Coloured brickwork, abundant plants and trees and I absolutely loved the gables and hooks on every house on which you can attach a pulley to lift your furniture up to the top floors!
Fascinated with 🚋 Trams! On the weekends they’re on the schedule all night long, so that people leave their smart cars 🚗 🚙 at home in order to not drink and drive. Legal drinking age in Switzerland is 16 FYI for beer and wine and 18 for spirits. I think that’s smart. I never misused it. Oh yea, maybe that time when I was 14 and had a Panaché (beer mixed with Sprite).
O charme de Estocolmo, Suécia 😍 Gamla Stan é o bairro histórico da cidade, cheio de ruelas lindinhas assim, lojas, bares e restaurantes. A graça é se perder por elas sem compromisso!
Infelizmente hoje demos adeus ao país tão lindo que nos recebeu nas últimas semanas. A sensação que fica é a vontade de voltar o quanto antes. Até a próxima, Suécia!