Frankfurt!

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on the hop on hop off bus
This morning I got up and packed up all 
my stuff back into the backpack and took
a taxi to the airport. I again flew
Luxair which was nice, upon arriving at
Frankfurt I had to walk what seemed like
forever to get my bags. I honestly
didn’t expect it to be so big. When I
eventually got my bag I went outside
and saw a shuttle bus for the intercity
hotel I am staying at. It turned out
that there are 2 intercity
hotels with the same name except one has the word airport attached to it.
My hotel didn’t come with a complimentary shuttle bus so I took a taxi
from 1 hotel to the other.

This taxi ride made me realize I was in Germany as he was going 195km/h
in a 100 zone and kept on saying schnell and swapping lanes to get to my
hotel as quickly as possible, he said he didn’t like the stop start driving
of the city and preferred getting somewhere fast.
at the old town center
The taxi was a nice Mercedes and it
had plenty of go.

My first impressions of Frankfurt were
not very good because where my hotel
is in the part of town where all the
prostitution (which is legal here) is
done. Compared to Paris and Luxembourg
I thought Frankfurt was to new and had
no history.

My feelings about Frankfurt were
changed later that day when I took a
bus tour around Frankfurt. It turns out
Frankfurt was built in 700AD and has
some truly amazing areas on the other
side of town. The bus stopped at several locations which allowed me to explore
these areas better. Frank the guide recommended we try some real German cider
which you can have in 3 ways, sweet, acidic or full strength. I have to say
that I preferred the Greek beer to the full strength cider and frank did tell
me I need to drink at least 3 more before I like it.
Spitting statue

I might do that but I don’t know as the
taste is really disgusting. I met some
Brazilians on the bus and they agreed
with me, they said they hate Greek beer
but would rather drink that than cider.
Apparently in Brazil they serve all beer
at 3 degrees to ensure it cools you down.
They also said that beer in Brazil was
salty to her replace the minerals lost in
the heat.
I loved the buildings in the old town center,
so much in fact that i bought a shirt with
those buildings in printed on it. After looking around the old town center I walked down a narrow street and came across a nice statue of a spitting woman. i really liked this statue and filmed the reactions of unsuspecting people as they walked past it :)

after the tour i grabbed some dinner and then went to my hotel to go through emails
and photos
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on the hop on hop off bus
on the hop on hop off bus
at the old town center
at the old town center
Spitting statue
Spitting statue
me infront of the Gothic church
me infront of the Gothic church
the bus to get to the plane
the bus to get to the plane
737 wing
737 wing
on the boeing 737
on the boeing 737
my hotel in Frankfurt
my hotel in Frankfurt
the bus
the bus
cool building
cool building
Henninger tower (beer company)
Henninger tower (beer company)
awesome
awesome
nice house
nice house
old meets new
old meets new
nice church
nice church
across the river
across the river
:)
:)
old street in Frankfurt
old street in Frankfurt
infront of the spitting statue
infront of the spitting statue
close up of Spitting statue
close up of Spitting statue
Gothic Church
Gothic Church
Apple Cider full strength
Apple Cider full strength
old town center
old town center
love these buildings
love these buildings
nice statue
nice statue
cool bird
cool bird