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Just Confirmed for Oktoberfest 2007, Munich

Posted by fifthdimension on September 11, 2007

Last year 5.9 million people gorged on 5.7 million litres of beer at Oktoberfest, Munich! I’ve been regretting almost everyday for not being able to make it to Oktoberfest 2006. “But you can’t stop me this time”. That’s what I kept telling everyone. 

I just booked a flight to Munich on Cheapoair. With $587.50 for a round trip NYC-MUC-NYC, I guess I got a fair deal, too, yay! They had student airfares for a cheaper price, but I’m not going to regret my ineligibility in this case.  I just want to be there and Cheapo did come to help. No wonder there ‘s a deluge of Cheapoair reviews on the web! 

I have planned in advance, too, for I don’t want to miss a thing at this bavarian beer fest. A Mass at the Weisn is all I’m looking for! However, I’m returning on 11th, so I’ll have plenty of time to marvel at Munich’s gothic, renaissance and neo-classical architecture.  

Festival Dates: 22 Sept – 7 Oct, 2007
Where: Munich, Germany

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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

Posted by fifthdimension on June 27, 2007

If you’re planning for a retirement home, you might reconsider after reading e-lores nmd knowing all those who have chosen to cruise away their old age! That’s right. There are many people who chose a Holiday Inn or a Super 8 motel over a Nursing Home, but the ones opting for cruiseliners are growing by leaps and bounds.

It might sound weird, but many retired couples have sold off their properties to live on cruise ships for the rest of their life. 82 year old Bea Muller is one of the more popular ladies of the sea.

As per BBC reports on Radio 4, she’s decided to spend the rest of her life on the Queen Elizabeth 2 rather than in a retirement home. You can listen to her plans here.  After her hubby’s death while they were on a world cruise in 2000 , this American woman worked out that the cost of living aboard the luxury liner was the same as taking up residence in Florida.  So she goes!

Interestingly, she’s the only permanent resident on board the QE2.With a small window-less 10×10 foot cabin, that hardly fits a bed and a bathroom smaller than an average closet, Muller’s accommodation may be awfully cramped. But she’s perhaps one of the  happeist persons on earth.  She has full-time maid service, nice dining rooms, doctors, medical center (where she volunteers), spa, beauty salon, computer center, entertainment, dancing and bridge . For seniors who love to travel, this can be a fascinating adventure that would last till the last breath!  

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