I’d rather be in Munich…

You know that feeling when the big trip you’ve been anticipating for months gets canceled the day before you were suppose to leave? Yeah, that’s where we’re at right now. We’ve been getting ready to leave for Germany to spend this next week in the winter wonders of Munich. But then the news came that Austria is going back into lockdown. So we scratched our day trip to Salzburg from our plans. Then we heard that all the Christmas markets were canceled throughout Germany. Well that’s disappointing but we could still enjoy seeing the city. Then it came that Germany will most likely go into lockdown too and that in moving in that direction all the businesses and cultural centers would have serious restrictions placed on them if they were open at all. We also got the third notification that our flight had changed adding all the more hours to an already long trip. So with all of this in mind, we decided it was best to cancel our trip. We’re grateful that we found out about all of this before we left instead of while we were there, but we’re still feeling that ache of disappointment. Not sure what we will do with this week now. We may go visit my in-laws in Missouri or we may go explore one of the states around here. But I think it’s safe to say that no matter where we go I think we would rather that we were in Munich.

On a happier note, you may remember me telling you about the position that I applied for last month. I interviewed for two positions within the same department and was offered a job for one of them! It wasn’t the one I had hoped for, but I’m still so elated that I got the other one. I’ll be working as a coordinator for international student services of the university and I can’t hardly wait to begin. The hiring process has been a little slowed because of the holidays coming up. They would have loved for me to start the first of December but it’s looking more like the first part of January before I’ll get over there. I’m so excited to start off the new year with a new job and all the opportunities that it will bring.

So with that, I think I’ll go put up my Christmas tree while I think through what we will do this week. Thanks for being the place where I can share my woes and joys today. Sending all my best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season to you and yours 🙂

22 thoughts on “I’d rather be in Munich…

  1. Sorry to hear of what happened; having your long-awaited flight canceled is indeed disappointing. 🙁

    Nevertheless, congratulations on getting the job! 🙂 Wishing you a meaningful Thanksgiving and Christmas ahead!

  2. Noooooo, this can’t be true! Also we are going to Germany this week for the Christmas markets and they are still on, it seems to be just Munich that has cancelled. I’m so sorry you don’t get to visit, I’m totally gutted for you.

    1. Ive been so heart broken about it 😪 what part of Germany are you going to? It would have been so fun to meet up with you at Christmas markets! Ill just have to live vicariously through you!

      1. Oh Meg I’m so sorry 🙁 Sending you the hugest hug. We are going to Hamburg, so a long way up from Munich and where the cases are lower. So far Munich is the only one cancelled, but I’m sure others will follow. It’s so rubbish.

  3. I’ll congratulate you on your job first, because I know how much you wanted to work in that department. The canceled trip sucks and I am really sorry you can’t fulfil your plans. I do think that it was the best decision under the circumstances. Did you get a refund for your flight, or any accommodation that you possibly booked?

    1. Thanks Leighton 🙂 Im really looking forward to the new job. We will get a voucher for our entire trip which is good. We will start working on a new plan for somewhere in the coming months. But for now its looking like we are heading to Missouri to see family which is always the best alternative when plans change.

  4. That’s disappointing about your trip to Munich, maybe things will be better next Christmas, and you can go then. Congratulations on your new position! How exciting to work with International students.

    1. Oh that is so sad that it has reached all over that area. The Christmas markets probably are such a boost.to the economy. Were super disappointed but at least we found out before instead of when we got.there. thanks for the hug Marion 🤗

  5. Oh, that is gut-wrenching. I was beginning to think the days of COVID-cancelled trips was behind us until recently. We are due to head to England in about a month and I can’t tell you how nervous I am for so many COVID-related reasons. There are so many ways this trip could go wrong. I hope you find something fun to do for your week knowing that Munich will be there waiting for you when this pandemic is finally, once and for all, finished.

    1. I think we are all ready for the end of this craziness to come. Sending all my best wishes and crossed fingers for your trip to have no hiccups! We will be spending the week with family in Missouri which is a good alternative and we will happily look forward to booking a new trip in the year ahead 🙂

      1. Thank you. It’s going to be difficult to relax the whole time we’re there. I’m going to wish for a problem-free trip if I win the wishbone break on Thanksgiving this year. Happy Turkey Day!

  6. Oh no, that’s devastating. I did read some places in Europe are going back into lockdown. So disappointing for you. We still can’t leave Australia being in WA. Hoping for next February but now with Omicron so knows!

    1. Disappointes for sure but we felt so glad that we found before leaving instead of while we were there. Heres hoping youll be able to get out and about more in the next few months and that all this craziness finally comes to an end soon!

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