Ankunft in Deutschland
Trip Start Apr 08, 2007
129Trip End Oct 01, 2007
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The flight was pretty much uneventful, save for the odd inclusion of Korean bulgogi as an in-flight meal option. I've never had airline food that was so complicated to eat! It was amusing watching how the passenger base divided along ethnic lines when it came to culinary choice (the Germans and other Westerners opting for the safer bet of a steak). Overall, Asiana isn't the best airline I've flown on, but it certainly isn't the worst either. In any case, I now have membership in all three major airline alliances, so I should be able to earn miles pretty much anytime I fly.
Our hotel in Frankfurt has turned out to be a cool, funky little joint very close to the Hauptbahnhof (main train station). Considering the amount of traffic in the area, it's a surprisingly quiet place. The heavy doors and thick insulation probably help, but overall it's an ace pick for a "budget" hotel. We even got free drink tickets for the bar, allowing me to indulge in a much anticipated weißbier.
Since our flight arrived in the late afternoon - and we're now a fair chunk further north than Nagoya in latitude - we had a good couple hours of daylight left by the time we had checked in. That allowed us to have leisurely stroll around town, so we could scout out places to hit in the morrow. We're planning to catch an ICE onwards to Munich around noon or so. Given the usual effects of jet-lag, we should be up plenty early enough to see some more of the place before it's time to flee.
The main thing I'm feeling now? It's sure nice to be back in Europe!