Many influencers visit Munich every year and capture the city through an array of videos, articles and photos. In order to gain some real insight into their creative work and to find out what they love so much about Munich, we have put together a questionnaire. This time: Solmaz Khosrowshahian (The Curious Creature), a travel and food blogger from Toronto.
How had you imagined Munich before your visit?
I had been in Munich twice before! But before the first time, I imagined it to be a historic and charming city.
And how did it turn out to be?
Exactly that: historic and charming -- and a bit hip as well!
What did you like the most?
How walkable the city is.
What was the most interesting place?
What was the tastiest food? What was the best drink?
The schnitzel at Kaisergarten & coffee at Dallmayr.
What was your nicest encounter?
All of the locals at the tree lighting ceremony!
What was your favourite moment?
Climbing the stairs at St Peter’s Church and seeing the view from above.
What did you learn?
There are multiple, unique Christmas markets in Munich! I thought there was just one!
What did you take from your visit?
Munich is great for family travel given it’s so walkable and interesting. Looks like a great place for culinary travel, but I would need to explore that more since we mostly ate at Christmas markets!
You can give your friends three tips for a trip to Munich – where do you tell them to go?
Stay at Hotel Schwabinger Wahrheit (it’s a very interesting concept), see the city from above at St Peter’s Church, take a stroll in the Englischer Garten (park).
What do you want to do on your next visit?
I’d love to explore the culinary world and also see more sites/get a sense of where locals spend there time.
Which photo of Munich got the best response from your followers?
View from St Peter’s Tower!
And which photo do you personally like the most? Why?
Same. I think it gives the audience a good feeling for the charm & beauty of Munich.
What’s your personal tip for the perfect holiday photo?
Capture the energy & magic of the moment.
What are your three golden tips for travelling?
Be flexible, walk everywhere and try as much local food/drink as possible!
And last but not least: What do you think people from Munich mean when they say “Gspusi“? Any ideas?
No idea! I didn’t hear the word during our travels.
*Gspusi means sweetheart in Bavarian.
Who are you and what do you do?
I'm a full-time travel and food blogger based in Toronto, Canada. I launched The Curious Creature six years ago in an effort to connect my audience to travel and experiences that make her happy. I worked with hundreds of tourism boards, brands and small businesses over the years and am always looking for ways to create content that resonates. I'm a mom, glutton and most notably: curious soul.
Where do you get inspiration for your work?
Mainly through exeriences and conversations (usually with locals).
What’s the biggest challenge in your job?
We wear many hats! Often to do one role (example: take photo at sunset or shoot video content), we miss out on other highlights so longer trips give us a better sense oft he destination.
Thank you, Solmaz!