Thanksgiving in a Foreign Land 2014

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Ever wonder how to pull off a Thanksgiving dinner in a foreign country? I have done it a few times, and the challenge of finding the right ingredients is a big one. Here is 2014's event. Living in Munich at the time, my husband and I invited some German friends and one Aussie to celebrate this most-American of holidays!

Oktoberfest Opening Procession (Einzug der Wiesnwirte)

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Everyone knows Oktoberfest: the biggest beer party in the world. But do you know that the opening procession is for the workers? Horse-drawn beer wagons adorned with flowers and hops vines, plus all the brewery workers, beer tent wait staff and anyone serving up the suds in any way get to parade down the streets of Munich to lead the crowds to the official opening of the grandest beer party you've ever seen!

The Real German Munich Oktoberfest!

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2011: a retro-post in which you can join me on my first trip to the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, the world's largest and best known beer party!

Bavaria’s Blutenburg Castle West of Munich, Germany

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Munich's Blutenburg Castle has a long, rich history, but today's iteration is definitely worth a visit. It houses the International Youth Museum, possesses a masterpiece of a gothic chapel, and is a wonderful place to catch some rays or grab a cake and coffee.

Munich’s Tollwood Festivals – Summer and Winter Celebrations of Culture, Art and Environment

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Munich's Tollwood festivals, whether summer or winter, are a great place to celebrate multi-cultural food, art and music. The summer fest is held near the Olympics grounds; the winter fest is right on the Oktoberfest spot. Entry is free for most of the fest attractions.

Get Ready for Oktoberfest! Visit the International Beer Garten near Tampa, FL

It's almost time for Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. However, if you have no Lederhosen or are in the Tampa area of Florida, you can celebrate the German tradition with a couple of quaffs from the International Beer Garten in Lutz, FL, just off the Suncoast Parkway at Highway 54 in Pasco County. Tell 'em I sent ya. Prost!

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Tarragon Salad with Blue Cheese à la Goldmarie, Munich

A salad based on one I had at Goldmarie restaurant in Munich. The recipe seems French, however, because of the French lettuce and French cheese. It's a perfect accompaniment to rich mains like steak and lobster. Recipe is included.

Architecture of Munich Reinsurance Company’s HQ

The headquarters of the Munich Reinsurance Company in Germany resides in this imposing piece of architecture built just for their own purposes. Designed by architects Oswald Eduard Bieber and Wilhelm Hollweck; built in 1912/13, it's located across the street from the Munich Riding School on the edge of the English Garden.