When it came to breakfast on our Oktoberfest booze bus in Munich https://www.muenchen.de/int/en/tourism.html it had to be schnapps.
We all had to take turns at cooking.
But Rambo, a New Zealander with a party trick of putting his false tooth in his beer when he went to the loo, was having none of it.
And he led a revolt of fellow heavy bevvy merchants… with this the result.
All of which nostalgic meanderings are because of a Zoom meeting with Slovenia https://www.slovenia.info/en.
We were tempted by some culinary guides and one speaker who was extolling the virtues of all things pumpkin seed oil.
While one Slovenian with an unpronounceable name showed us hay lofts we could book.
But, of course, it was the booze experts who drew me in, the Pale Ales and sparkling wines.
And especially the man with the pear schnapps.
We’ll leave Slovenia there and thank them for making nary a mention of the most famous Slovenian of all, Melania Trump.
And return to Germany where the schnapps is drunk like water.
As chasers with beer.
And coming in all fruits and with whole apples and pears in bottles soaking up the alcohol what’s not to love.
Central Europe is home to the best schnapps so a shout-out to Switzerland and hiking in the hills www.myswitzerland.com and Swhisskey on the rocks.
Or apres-ski in the Whiskey Mühle in Söll in Kaiser Welder https://www.wilderkaiser.info/en/soell/info/whiskey-muehle.html in Austria with www.topflight.ie Soll Mates.
Schnapps bottles too are works of art.
And you can marvel at the designs in the Ehrwald in the Tyrol www.tyrol.com with Top Flight for Schools www.topflightforschools.ie.
Of course Austria specialises in eccentricities https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/10/01/austrian-toilet-humour/amp/ and https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/10/03/__trashed/amp/.
But it all starts with the food and drink and with water so damned expensive I’d always recommend the sausages, beer… and schnapps.
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