June 3, 2014   //   International   //   By Alex Krog

On Sunday, Christoph and I were going to do some paddle surfing on the lake, but that was not possible due to my body looking like the red and white part of the American flag and me needing to be in the shade.  After some more walking around the city and a drink on the Inner Alster Lake where we had watched fireworks on Friday night, it was time to return back to Munich.

Various thoughts from an awesome weekend:

  • I saw someone wearing a Cubs hat into St. Michael’s church.  It warmed my heart.
  • The European Union voted on Sunday.  That makes so much sense.  Nobody has to work on Sunday, so why not have the election then!
  • The European media hates American media based on what I’ve watched on television.
  • German’s have something you can order called a meat salad as an appetizer.  It’s great.
  • I don’t know why, but I love when Germans swear in English.
  • I wore black socks and sandals with shorts on Sunday in Hamburg.  This is a pretty regular thing for me in the states, because nobody wants to see anyone else’s feet, and it keeps your sandals smelling better, therefore they last longer.  Anyway, I asked Christoph if this was acceptable in Germany.  He said that it really isn’t but people do it anyway.
  • If you have the chance to go to Hamburg, do it.

Alex Krog, CPA is an Audit Associate and participant of Mueller’s Global Employee Exchange Program.