The Longest Layover

Frankfurt am Main Travel Blog

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This is the crossing the street guy. Seriously.
It was supposed to be a sixteen hour layover in Frankfurt, coming from DC and heading to Tunis, but our flight got delayed. Jesus, Mary and Joseph was this an exhausting layover. We arrived at about seven in the morning, and as a group of thirty Americans who are studying Arabic we realized very quickly that we were not prepared. I found one girl from Yale who happened to be fluent and we set off to explore. Without a book, map, or idea of what hour it may be we took the train to "city center". Which wasn't really city center, but we eventually found it. We looked for some silly still life museum for about an hour and when we arrived we realized that the 11euro entry fee we go over too well with our 20euros we had for the entire day.
Peaceful Germany. :)
We did decide to head to a large building and pay for to take a lift up and see a beautiful view of the city. After we discovered a food fair and and ate some traditional German food that was quite amazing. It was very muggy and we'd been up all night and walking around all day sweating and when we saw a fountain we caved and decided to stick our feet in. We found a farmers market and a bookstore, but by this point in the day (5 or 6 PM) we were so delirious that we decided to just pass out in a church. Really classy, I know. We also discovered that some high fashion German guys look absolutely RIDICULOUS. We went up and talked to a bunch of them (by we I mean the girl who was fluent in German) and they were all so hilarious and serious about their tight pants and slicked back hair. It was so amazing. Despite being exhausted I really got to know some of my group members and have a lot of laughs. Sometimes fatigue can be the bonding. 
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This is the crossing the street gu…
This is the crossing the street g…
Peaceful Germany. :)
Peaceful Germany. :)
Ridiculous pants.
Ridiculous pants.
Mullet.
Mullet.
Swimming in the fountain!!
Swimming in the fountain!!