Somewhere near Munich..

There’s an episode of the old television series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (about Geordie migrant labourers working on building site in Germany) in which the character Oz (played by Jimmy Nail) comes across a German person wanting directions to München. Oz says that he doesn’t know where München is exactly but believes it is somewhere near Munich

Anyway, here I am somewhere near Munich myself. I’m not on a building site, though, but in a hotel near the airport which is some distance from the old city. I arrived last night on a flight from Dublin, using my Irish identity and travel documents.

I’ve just had a nice breakfast and am about to embark on two days of meetings as part of a secret mission on behalf of an intergovernmental organization. I and the other secret agents will be held here incommunicado in the environs of the airport until we are released tomorrow (Wednesday) evening.

It’s a shame that we won’t get to see the real Munich, which is a great city that I’ve visited on a number of occasions. To make up for it, here’s a picture of Marienplatz in the historic centre of Munich:

Still, the hotel isn’t bad – as airport hotels go – and everything seems reasonably well organized so far. I don’t think I’ll time to post anything substantial until tomorrow morning so until then, Auf Wiedersehen.

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