I have crossed the Atlantic and arrived in Germany. Guten Tag (or if you are like me and don’t speak German) Good Day. I usually find that adjusting to a six hour time difference with just a few hours sleep to be a problem for several days but not this time. I want to give you my totally unscientific method of how I think I have overcome jet lag on my latest adventure to Europe.
After a 10:30 P.M. overnight flight from Boston, my husband and I landed at London Heathrow. We had a three hour layover before continuing on to the Munich, Germany airport, arriving in the late afternoon. Usually we pick up our car and continue to our first destination. This time we didn’t leave the airport. We picked up our car from the parking garage connected to the airport terminal and drove across the street to the Kempinski Munich Airport hotel located between the two airport terminals. This is the second time that we have stayed at the Kempinski…the last time was when we had a very early morning flight back to Boston.
If you have been following my blog, you know that I am a believer in joining hotel frequent stay programs for the many benefits that come your way. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a lovely suite with free internet service and a newspaper delivered to our door. The small sitting room and bedroom was done in a modern Biedermeier style. The bathroom had both a tub and a separate rain shower. Perfect after nearly 24 hours of traveling. You would never know that the runway was just outside the window as the room was ultra quiet. After checking in, we went downstairs to the lobby bar for a glass of wine and a beer brewed just a few miles away in the town of Erding. A girl definitely needs a glass of wine after traveling so many hours. I log on to the internet and was so happy to see that so many of you will be following along on my new adventure. We will be heading out tomorrow after a meal and a good night’s sleep.
Dinner was at the Charles Lindberg Restaurant in the hotel which is nicely decorated in warm earth tones and beautiful orchids on every table.
They have a very nice menu to choose from that includes regional favorites, dishes from around the world as well as a healthy menu. We chose items from their regional menu and we delighted with the meals.
After an early dinner, we were in bed at 8:00 P.M. Munich time and sleep until 7:00 A.M. the next morning. We had a wonderful breakfast from their buffet that included everything you could possibly want. We were refreshed and ready to start the day.
I think that not traveling on the first day of arrival, having a good meal and getting almost twelve hours of sleep have us ready to start our adventure without any effect of jet lag what so ever. Now this was a very unscientific experiment but it seems to have worked well. We are now off to the Black Forest of Germany.