It’s old tradition that after a marathon, a runner should carbo-load. What better place to do it than Munich’s Oktoberfest?

After running in the 2016 Berlin Marathon, my cousin Jenna and a friend went south to Bavaria for the annual Oktoberfest. What an experience. Should I ever go again, I’d dedicate two days: 1 for the drinks and 1 for everything else. There’s an amusement park within the fest, complete with roller coasters, slides and ferris wheel. We made it to three tents over the course of 6 hours or so, meeting people from Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. There were thousands of people in each one; singing, chugging beers, laughing and more. It’s hard to explain how much life was in Oktoberfest: there was sound everywhere.

For more details on Oktoberfest and the rest of my trip to Germany, check out this blog post.