Category Archives: Germany

Do brown skinned men go to oktoberfest?


Ever since I started putting in more efforts on my blog, I also started noticing why people land up there (habit from my product management stint where we religiously tracked metrics!)

Most of the visits are through link referrals from Facebook, but occasionally, there are search terms from Google.

I chanced upon this priceless one today ‘do brown skinned men go to oktoberfest’. The fifth link to the query is my visit to Oktoberfest 2011.

But I’d love to know what links the person fired the query finally based his decision on. And if he finally plans to get there. I would strongly recommend that he go 🙂

 

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Oktoberfest 2011


Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fest – over 6 million people visited this year. The fest is spread over a vast ground that houses beer houses which serve the traditional Bavarian beer and eataries and fun rides outside.

I walked in a little after 9am, when I could get into a beer house without a reservation.It was like a huge barn, with lines of benches within. Though early, our beer house already had around 5000 people in it, merrily quaffing their beer.  Continue reading Oktoberfest 2011

The Jewish Museum, Berlin


I read about the Jewish Museum on TripAdvisor. One entry intrigued me. It spoke of a hall of fallen leaves – where one would walk over metal faces. A weird fascination took me over – I imagined a glass floor beneath which there were statues of faces of people, staring up at me, condeming the luxuy I led my life in as compared to the misery in which they had existed. So I decided to visit the museum last Sunday. Continue reading The Jewish Museum, Berlin