Well, I officially live in Munich now! It’s been a whirlwind of a week, having partially moved in this past weekend, while working all day Saturday and Sunday at a school fair for my school, and having David in town and spending time with him. In the middle of all that, I’ve had a bad cough for the past month that has increasingly gotten worse, to the point that I pulled/strained a muscle in my back. I finally caved and went to the doctor (after David, his mom, and finally my boss all told me I need to… I can be really stubborn sometimes). After a blood test, breathing test, x-ray of my lungs at the Radiologist, and follow up appointment the next day, he determined I don’t have pneumonia or a serious infection, but still gave me an antibiotic, painkiller for my back, and inhaler for my cough, and scheduled a second follow up appointment for 2 weeks from now to make sure everything is going okay. I felt thoroughly taken care of. In addition to all that, the doctor wrote me a sick note and said I shouldn’t work the rest of the week, and that I just need to rest. So here I am, my first week in the city, getting really cozy in my new apartment.
Despite a few days of excruciating back pain and being a little sick, I still love being in they city. I love that it took me a total of 10 minutes to get to my doctor’s office (door to door, taking a tram in between). I love that within 1 block of my apartment there’s a pharmacy, butcher, bakery, post office, fruit & vegetable market, several restaurants, and only a couple blocks further is the larger grocery store. I love that only two blocks away is the Isar River with a park running along side it. I love the old skeleton keys to my apartment building, and I love that my building is over 100 years old, which means that there is a lot of work that could be done to it, but also means it has a lot of character. And I’ve loved setting up my room and making it warm and cozy. Even though I’m just subletting this room and I’ll only be in this apartment 7 months, this is still my first home in Munich and I am loving it so far.
Now I can’t wait to get better and actually get out into the city (as in, further than my doctor’s office) and check out all of the restaurants/cafes I have favorited on my new Spotted By Locals iPhone app!
… and I promise I’ll put up some pics of my room as soon as I finish setting it up!
^standing on the bridge over the Isar by my apartment
^the skeleton keys to my building and apartment… i mean, so cool, right?