Walking in Germany

Good evening everyone!

Since living in Germany I have done 2 things….Gained weight and learned to walk. Granted I knew how to walk in the USA but it’s just not as common as in Germany. They have the whole “spaziergang” thing down to a T. I know you would think if I walk so much more nowadays, I shouldn’t be gaining weight….Have you ever heard of German bread? It’s the devil’s best friend.

This post isn’t necessarily about my weight gain, it’s about WALKING and how nice it is. I am able to experience Germany in a different way. Walking the streets of somewhere is half the fun. Anyone can drive a car, park it and arrive at the destination but I have learned that the journey is what makes everything so magical. I think I realize now one of the main reasons I fell in love with Munich (don’t get me wrong, there are millions) was due the fact that I discovered this city all by myself by foot. I have discovered treasures that I would never be able to discover if I did not WALK.

If you are in Germany and you are able to walk from point a to point b…PLEASE DO SO. Not only is it the healthier option, it is the most scenic 😀




Hello Everyone!

SOOOO, I know I told y’all I was leaving for an extended period of time and that I was going to travel all over the world etc etc. Well my trip was cut short….Basically my world trip turned into a 5 day airplane ride. I mean I was in South East Asia BUT it wasn’t for the month I had planned…..Maybe 2/3 days.

Long story short, I got bit by a monkey. Let me start by saying…. It wasn’t 100% necessary for me to come back to Germany but after speaking to the doctor in Bali, doing an in-depth google search and actually taking a closer look at my surroundings, I realized that Bali was not for me and that it was better if I went home.

As always I am expressing an opinion and I am only telling my experience/experiences. When you google Bali… Pictures and videos fill the screen of a paradise waiting for you AND to top it all off…IT’S CHEAP AS DIRT….Really REALLY CHEAP. Hotels that offer white sand beaches, people smiling around every corner and lets not forget the cute monkeys.

This post is going to be directed and tailored to the monkey forest in Ubud which is officially called the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Now granted I did not do that much research before coming to this place BUT I did read on the website that there were no cases of rabies found in the monkey forest and that the monkeys are “friendly”. Before going any further with this post let me insert that MONKEYS ARE WILD ANIMALS. I know they seem extremely cute and they are actually relatively small and you might think “omg this is going to be my new best friend” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. It’s all a lie and please remember that MONKEYS ARE WILD ANIMALS. Back to the story.

My boyfriend and I got done eating and we both decided we would go to THE MONKEYS….it had such amazing ratings on google, the reviews were of people satisfied with their trip etc etc WHY NOT…. We got there too late and the forrest was closed. Me being the fat ass (seriously I am one of the laziest people on this planet) that I am, decided it would be a wonderful idea to sit on a wall/bank located in the front of the forest (not inside the forest but in the parking lot/street area in front of the actual forest). I was not the only one sitting down in the area and assumed it would be ok for me to sit. To my “liking” (I mean who doesn’t want a baby monkey crawling on them) a little baby monkey hopped on my lap.



The monkey decided I was not interesting anymore and hopped to the next person and so on and so forth. The baby monkey came back to me and sat on my lap again and I found him to be cute but nasty at the same time….
I am very weirded out about the hands as feet thing…it really freaks me out…..No really….it’s weird AF. I realized he was more interested in my cellphone than anything and thats when I tried to get him off of me. Refer to 3 sentences prior where I stated that they have hands as feet WELL this dang monkey was not letting me get him off of me and started wrapping his little….hands feet..whatever the heck they are called around me and my phone and my arm and EVERYWHERE. In this process of octomonkey trying to pickpocket me or feel me up…Big Ole mama monkey thought I was harming her hands as feet baby octomonkey and bit the f*&k out of me. Not only did she bite my arm from behind (I couldn’t see her) (cheap shot monkey heifer) she tried to bite my back (thank God I had a wired bra on) and started scratching the heck out of me.

My wonderful boyfriend and I decided to go to the pharmacy and get some alcohol..antiseptic…bandaids etc etc. We were doctors on a mission…Actually we were like dumb and dumber trying to figure out how to go about cleaning a monkey wound. After going back to the apartment we were staying at…..I googled monkey bite and as always google told me I was going to “DIE” *cues dramatic music* I don’t even know why I looked on google because even if I have a common cold Google will tell me “death” -_- We made the wonderful decision to go to the doctor/clinic/hospital in Bali to let them look at the bite. The wonderful doctor told me that the monkeys in Bali have rabies, herpes and many other diseases and that I am going to have to get the rabies vaccination. NOW of course I don’t care about getting the vaccination  BUT what she told me afterwards is what really bothered me. The doctor told me I would need an immunoglobulin shot and that they do not have that in Bali or all of Indonesia and if they were to somehow order it for me it would be crazy expensive…. at around $3,000+ (just for that one shot). My travel insurance would have paid it but WHO HAS $300 for the first 2 shots $3,000 for the 3rd $150 for the 4th and $150 for the 5th JUST SITTING AROUND LIKE THAT….I DON’T HAVE MONEY SITTING AROUND LIKE THAT. I am Poor with a capital P.

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My boyfriend and I sat and thought about our options….

Option 1: Fly to Singapore and see if they have the shot…If not fly to the next location and then back to Bali which is filled with rabies infested animals, dirty water, Dengue fever carrying mosquitos and so many other things.

Option 2: Fly to Australia to see if they have the shot, get the shot and then fly back to Bali which is filled with rabies infested animals, dirty water, Dengue fever carrying mosquitos and so many other things.

Option 3: Lose the flights I had to fly to Australia, buy new flights throughout Australia and start my trip over there and still have to dish out so much money for this shot…..

Option 4: Go back home (I am an American that currently lives in Munich so Munich is my home) where I know the doctors, where I know they have the shot and where I know there is no…. Dirty water, rabies, herpes B, dengue fever…..the list goes on.


Now I just got the immunoglobulin shot and let me tell you….It hurt. I mean I like shots BUT this shot really hurt. I had to get 2 big ole shots poked into my arm and into my muscle. I get my other 2 shots within the next 2 weeks and I am good to go. Granted I have to take 2 pills 3 times a day for the next month I believe and I just got finished taking another pill to get rid of any Herpes B that might/could have gotten into my system BUT  I am ok. WHAT I AM NOT OK WITH IS THIS COLD ASS WEATHER IN MUNICH. IT’S SO COLD. SEND ME HEAT AND SUNSHINE.

The final thing I can say about this whole experience is that first…. please be careful with wild animals…Even if they look cute. Second do a lot of research, after going on google and typing in Bali Monkey bite….you would not believe how many stories popped up about people being bitten by monkeys in Bali and being in the same situation I am or WORSE (some people were weeks in the hospital). Third, the monkeys are aggressive as heck and DONT BUY THE BANANAS THEY OFFER YOU TO FEED THEM….THEY CAN AND WILL ATTACK YOU FOR A BANANA. Fourth, if you are thinking about Bali as a vacation destination know that only the best is being shown online. Do I think Bali is beautiful? Yeah of course (some places are breathtaking) but there is a lot of poverty, pollution and dirtiness that comes with this beauty. I think the quality of life in regards to the people of Bali is amazing, everyone was so helpful, everyone was happy, people seemed genuinely satisfied with their lives BUT in regards to the standard of living, if you are coming from the western world I would suggest you think it over if you really want to go somewhere that is completely different in regards to standard of living. I am happy I got to experience this, I am pretty sure it’ll be an interesting story for my kids or grandkids. To the people that got bit by a monkey and are looking for peace of mind…As all the other bloggers/people that have written about this have said….You will be ok 😀

*My video will be up by Monday hopefully!!!


Love always ❤


Hello Everyone!

Let me start off by saying….I KNOW. I am so behind in my blogging BUT I promise..I PROMISE in the near future it will get a lot better.

Mike and I are that couple that drive 2+ hours on the weekend to look at rocks. I mean who doesn’t like really high altitudes with amazing views? Basically Berchtesgaden (spelling) is a city or area or…. place in Bavaria. Everyone travels there because it was a vacation hot spot for Hitler and the “Eagles Nest” is nestled not too far away.

Doing a little research on the Eagles Nest and Berchtesgaden and making a day trip out of this would be a good idea on your part (JUST SAYING). I mean Mike and I were extremely “Spät dran” because of traffic and missed out on EVERYTHING but we still made the best of the situation and got awesome photos and videos 😀



Love y’all ❤


From America Nach Deutschland

Ok, as always and often, this post has no particular function/purpose. I am currently sitting on the couch eating ice cream. I am however counting down the days until my mother is here. I have been waiting for this day…to FINALLY come, someone from home is coming to my stomping ground. The place I am so comfortable in and in my element.

Munich to me is what water to a fish is. Seriously, I am 100% myself in this city (most of the time) and I have wanted to show my friends and family this place for so long. I can’t even grasp the fact that in less than a month… My mom and God mother will be walking down the airport hall …. IN GERMANY. If you are like me (living abroad/far away from home) you understand how big of a moment this is.

I have not seen my mother in over a year and I think this trip is/was long overdue. I am so excited that I can finally show a little piece of my heart to some of the people I love the most ❤



Hey y’all!

As always Mike and I went on a wonderful ausflug on the weekend (awhile ago). I basically instagram stalked some girl and sent Mike a screenshot saying “I want to go here”. Without knowing where it was (It was not that far away) Mike decided Partnachklamm would be a wonderful location to spend the day.

Granted if this was a Tuesday afternoon, I do not think there would be anybody here (and you could enjoy it a little more) BUT on a Sunday afternoon with good weather…It’s a nightmare.

Cheap Train Tickets Through Bayern

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Hey you guys!

I have been traveling with the “trains” for quite some time here in Munich. You would think I know all the tricks… BUT, I still seem to surprise myself. Well I don’t surprise myself, the Deutsche Bahn seems to surprise me.

Basically, if you are coming to Munich/Bayern as a group (up to 5 people) anytime soon, and looking for a cheap way to travel I would recommend getting the Bayern-Ticket. Not only is it cheap, you can order it months beforehand and you can also get it at any DB ticket automat.

The ticket lets you travel throughout Bayern for the day for DIRT CHEAP. I mean….REALLY cheap. I bought the ticket once with 4 other girls and we took a trip to Salzburg (near Bavaria) and it cost 50 euros there and back for all 5 of us. Granted we could not take the ICE and had to take the regional trains BUT STILL 50euros for a round trip to another country is a great deal. There are so many places that are accessible with this ticket and so many places that you could visit. If you are thinking about traveling to Bavaria and wanting to visit many destinations/make multiple stops the Bayern ticket is one of your best bets. PLUS the views are amazing.

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This table just shows the amount of people traveling (anzahl Reisende) and the difference between price and class (2. Klasse = Economy, 1. Klasse = First class, Nacht = evening train rides).

I hope you will have so much fun and wish you so much luck on your journey through Bavaria!!

Love, Hayley ❤

Traveling to Munich?

Hey You guys,

Ok so most of y’all know that  I live in Munich, Germany. BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD. A lot of people that watch my videos, read my blog or follow me in general are interested in A) German culture through an American’s eyes or B) Looking for tips before coming to Germany. This wonderful blog post is for you people that are coming to Munich in the near future.

Munich is full of fancy cars, beautiful people and most importantly BEER. Not only is there a lot of it but the beer actually taste good. I 100% recommend a trip to a biergarten if you are in Munich from the months of April/May-September :D. The buzzing atmosphere will make you feel so welcome.

I have found a map of I guess the “best” biergartens in Munich that are accessible by public transportation. There are many that are not accessible by public transportation BUT I can’t give y’all all the secrets, now can I?

Biergarten Munich

Have a wonderful day & I love you guys ❤

Hi Everyone!

What’s up friends?

I have finally gotten my computer back and a new phone. Thank the heavens! Mike and I decided it would be fun to make an ausflug to one of our favorite locations… Kochl Am See/Walchensee. I promise you guys….If you are in Bayern and near this location you would probably find Mike and I there. We spend way too much time in the same spots…Last week however, we decided to eat somewhere a little different… NO MORE TEGERNSEE BRAUSTUBERL 😀 We decided to eat at Karwendelblick.

It wasn’t the “best” restaurant we have ever been to but the location was nice and the food was tasty PLUS it was relatively cheap 😀

I do feel bad that I force Mike to wait to eat until I take photos of our food 😉 Hopefully you don’t have a significant other like me. 



Martinskopf/Herzogstand Hiking

Hey yall! What’s up?

Last weekend Mike and I decided to wake up early . We actually woke up at 12 and decided it would be a perfect time to go hiking! We got ourselves ready, packed our bags, ate something and even stopped by the bank to get cash. Let’s just say we did not make it to our “ziel” until 2:30pm -_- I have only been hiking a few times and I am not experienced at all in the skill of hiking (I’m from Florida..we don’t have mountains).

Mike told me it would be an easy 1 hour 45 minute hike up…..to Martinskopf

After googling about the mountain I found out that…. Martinskopf is a 1675hm climb -_- with an estimated 2h45m time. As Mike and I were beginning our climb a cute old lady said “oh, a night tour…that’s cute” and I thought to myself “what the hell is this lady talking about?”. I would soon find out at 5pm when we got to the hutte at the top with my schnitzel that there was no way (if we wanted to make it to the kreuz) that we would be back in daylight.

As yall could guess…It took forever and a decade to finish our  food get to the top of Martinskopf and make it back down BUT when 9pm hit …our feet were finally on flat surface.


Moral of the story…1st) Don’t trust your boyfriend when he says it’ll be a 2 hour hike! 2nd) Don’t go hiking later than 2pm. 3rd) DON’T WEAR Nike Air Max.

and last but not least be very thankful that your boyfriend dragged you out of the house to experience such beauty ❤