Happy 2014! We chose to cross from one year to another in Munich (also known as Monaco to the Italians, I do not understand it) so spent a few nights there last week. It was fun but frosty, and we passed many an hour stomping around the city in as many layers of clothing that would fit. And then spent many an hour warming up in any of the city’s beer halls. New Years Eve was a little crazy; as seems to be common in European cities, plenty of people buy up armloads of the fireworks on sale and set them off all over the city. We ventured out just past midnight to view the chaos – of wine bottles and firework debris everywhere. Good times!