Sick Day in Munich

Yesterday morning, we departed Switzerland for Munich. I woke up feeling great. A lot of people were pretty hungover and/or were getting sick with colds though. Our group leader has proclaimed “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore to be our group’s official song. He plays it in the morning to get us amped up. Yesterday morning when he played the song, I thought some people were going to murder him.

We stopped for lunch in Lichtenstein. We learned that Lichtenstein is the 4th smallest country in the world. Its population is around 35,000. Its main export is the casing used for sausage. Apparently it is also known for money laundering. So. . .yeah, not a very exciting place. It was just a convenient stop for lunch, exchanging money, a bathroom break, etc. We also had to stop due to the European bus driving rules for taking a break due to having driven over a certain amount of time.

A couple of hours later, I started to feel really sick on the bus. All of a sudden, I got really cold, to the point where I was physically shaking. About an hour before we got to the hotel, I started to get a migraine. By the time we got to the hotel, I thought I was going to die. I cannot remember the last time that I ever felt so horrible. If it’s possible to have a cold, the flu, food poisoning, and a migraine all at the same time, then I’m pretty sure I did.

The itinerary for the rest of the day was to immediately leave for a bike tour of Munich, dinner, and then go to a beer hall. I considered pushing myself to take the bus into town with everyone and just walk around on my own, but by the time I got to the hotel, I felt like death. I took some medicine and went to bed. I literally slept for 10 hours.

I woke up feeling a lot better – not 100%, but a lot better. To be honest, Munich was near the bottom on the list of the stops on this trip that I wanted to see. So if I had to get sick, at least it happened there. I got to see a little of Germany already when we were in the Rhine Valley last week, so I’m not too upset about it. Sorry there are no pictures from yesterday!

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