3-2-1 - It's time to dance 💃🕺


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The purpose of this newsletter is to share: 3 bits of news, 2 upcoming events, and 1 amazing restaurant/café for expats living in Munich. This way, you have a pulse on what’s going on without scrolling through thousands of pages.

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3 bits of news

Look how they shine for you, they were all yellow (recycling bins)

Starting in 2024 (and hopefully sooner), Munich will introduce yellow bins for better recycling in five selected districts. The waste management company AWM wants to test whether the people of Munich will separate their waste better than before.

So, what can go in the yellow bins? (Something plasticky - Yes, I made that up)

  • Menu trays for ready meals, such as microwaveable meals

  • Milk bags and cartons

  • Tetra packs and beverage cartons

  • Ice cream, sausage, and cheese packaging made of plastic

  • Aluminum cans (groceries)

  • Cosmetic packaging made of plastic

  • Bottle caps

  • Soup bags

  • Plastic containers, such as for margarine or yogurt cups, including lids

  • Aluminum foil

  • Mustard, ketchup, and mayo packs

  • shampoo, shower gel, and dish soap bottles

  • Pet food cans

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Styrofoam (small quantities for packaging)

  • Plastics, such as shopping bags, plastic wraps, freezer bags

And things you should definitely NOT put in? (Something electricky, glassy – this too)

  • Toys

  • CDs, DVDs, cassettes, floppy disks

  • Electrical appliances

  • Leftover food and groceries

  • Disposable razors

  • Lighters

  • Glass

  • Plastic dishes

  • Wood, wool

  • Hygiene products

  • Transparent sleeves

  • Ballpoint pens and felt-tip pens

  • Paper and cardboard

  • Styrofoam (which was used as an insulation)

  • wallpaper or carpet remnants

  • Diapers

  • Toothbrushes

  • Cigarette butts and ashes

  • Aerosol cans and other pressurized gas containers

  • Hairbrushes

  • Coat hangers

  • Paper with a coating of plastic lacquer or foil

  • Detergent bottles

  • Paints and varnishes

  • Packaging that may contain residual toxins

My take: It will be super confusing and people will probably throw everything and anything in the yellow containers. (But I truly hope this is NOT the case).

You can find more information here.

The first Oktoberfest tent is up

After three years, we’ll finally be able to sing our favorite song again - Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit, der Gemütlichkeit!

So, you might have already heard that Oktoberfest 2022 is happening and wonder why we’re adding this to our bits of news?

It’s just a friendly reminder that you should take this opportunity and make plans with your foreign friends, rent out your apartment on Airbnb to make some extra cash, and buy Lederhosen & Dirndls now because they will get more expensive come fall.

Now you can buy outdoor pool tickets online

Starting June 8, you can streamline your visit to Munich’s Freibads by buying the new outdoor pool tickets online.

This is how the new online ticket system works:

  • Go to: https://m-baeder-tickets.swm.de

  • Select the desired outdoor pool and day

  • Select: guest or create a customer account

  • Choose regular or reduced price (5.50 € or 3.50 €) or 0 € ticket for children up to age 12 and Munich Pass holders. Please note: children under the age of 6 must buy the 0 € toddler ticket

  • Payment by credit card – (the other payment options Google Pay and Apple Pay will be added in the next few weeks)

  • The QR ticket code will be sent to the specified email address or can be saved directly in the "wallet" of the mobile phone

  • Have the QR code scanned on your cell phone at the pool entrance or you can print it out on A4 paper and bring it with you.


2 upcoming events

Runners, get ready for a marathon on October 9

In an earlier newsletter, we shared a half marathon event for first-timers like me. But this time it’s for the pros.

My beautiful wife says that you need at least three months to prepare for a marathon and that I should let you know about this event sooner than later.

So get on your marks, ready, set, go! – find more information here.

Love dancing and meeting people?

It does not matter which style you prefer, there is an event for everyone.

To my Indian friends: It’s Bollywood time, too ; )

The cultural department is offering FREE dance lessons at Westpark every Friday from May 20, through September 9, 2022 (7:15 – 8.15 p.m.).

05/20/22 | Greek Dances – Thea and Takos

05/27/22 | Oriental Dances – Eva Stehli-Attia

06/03/22 | Flamenco – Sabine Leitner (Let’s go)

06/10/22 | Israeli Dances - Matti Goldschmidt

06/17/22 | International Folk Dances – Andrea Pirker

06/24/22 | Ukrainian folk dances - Evgeniya

07/01/22 | Summer Dance 80's Mix - MY TURN Anjuska Velarde Ramos

08.07.22 | African Dance - Lebogang Elliot Mohlamme

07/15/22 | International Folk Dances – Andrea Pirker

07/22/22 | Afro Beat House - Lebogang Elliot Mohlamme

07/29/22 | Greek Dances – Thea and Takos

08/05/22 | Indian Dance - Deepa Hegde (Woot Woot!)

08/12/22 | Flamenco – Sabine Leitner

08/19/22 | Israeli Dances - Matti Goldschmidt

08/26/22 | Hip Hop Summer Vibes - MY TURN Anjuska Velarde Ramos

09/02/22 | Bavarian Line Dance – Magnus Kaindl

09/09/22 | Completion (A Best Off 22)

You can find more details here.

1 restaurant to try

Le Voyage 悠游之 - 中国美食之旅 - Craving Chinese food?

This restaurant is a recommendation from Joshua Cass (Hi friend!)

He says, “they serve spicy and authentic Sichuan food!”

One of the independent reviewers said, “This is the place to go if you would like to experience a real authentic Chinese restaurant. The portions are big, and you don’t need to worry too much about the price.”

Most popular dish: Peking duck

Le Voyage (I’d like to know why a Chinese restaurant has a French name!)

Fallmerayerstraße 16, 80796 München

Dine-in, pick-up and delivery

Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 5 - 11 p.m.

Closed Wednesdays (call regarding holidays)

Tel: 089 237 992 57


So, my friends, what are you waiting for?

P.S. Monday, June 6 is a holiday, be sure to get all your groceries by Saturday.

Have a great Pfingsten weekend,

Aazar Shad, writer

Christina Shad, editor & scout

Heidi Benson, editor

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