Couple of days ago there was an article in the papers about this Danish guy who is probably the most happiest person on earth. He wrote a book called The little book of Hygge (pronounced hooga). Hygge is apparently about finding pleasures in the simple things in life. So that’s what I’ve been doing today. It started off with an early morning walk around the lake with Kumar annan. It took us 83 minutes to cover 8.64 km (5.37 miles). So it wasn’t quite 10 km as I originally thought.
After breakfast we returned the hire car and walked around Meisbach. After walking around the farmer’s market we went into the local church to light a candle and sit and have a quiet moment. The small churchyard around it had a few fruit trees and Prasanna and I tried a few of the fruits. The small apples and another fruit which tasted a bit tangy and looked like cranberries were really nice. We still had a bit of time to kill as the next bus was not due for an hour.
We have to pay 2 euros per person a day as tourist tax and with that we can use all the local buses for free. The downside is that the buses are quite infrequent and sometimes never turn up. Also the last bus is usually around 5 or 5:30. Taxis are also not very visible, so relying on public transport can sometimes be a bit stressful. We had a drink in the local pub as we waited for the bus.
Both the afternoon buses to Tegernsee did not turn up. I was about to give up and get the train, when a bus which goes part way turned up. Luckily we got the connecting bus to Tegernsee as soon as we got to Gmund.
As it was a glorious day the lake was shimmering and we were ready for a nice lunch from a restaurant overlooking the lake. Lunch for me when I’m in Bavaria is usually a Goulash soup. A piece of cake (another source of Hygge) later we were ready to go and explore what was on offer in Tegernsee. We didn’t have to look far. We hired a small motorised boat for half an hour and circled the lake. By the time we had returned the boat we missed our bus by a couple of minutes. The girl at the local tourist information centre called us a taxi and we were home in no time.
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