If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Frankfurt

After a long, partially-restful, flight I figured out how to buy a 139€ train ticket to Frankfurt, Germany and make the proper connection with the help of locals.

It’s hot in Frankfurt, I see it’s 78° F today and supposedly 84° F tomorrow, and I am sitting and sweating in an IKEA-sized, air conditioner less, 69€/night room that I rented out in desperation when I realized that I had no sane internet connectivity available for me. Three uses of my iPhone prompted a warning from AT&T and my attempts at purchasing a SIM card locally have failed.

While English is indeed spoken everywhere I have already had a few encounters where a better handle of German would have helped me immensely. I think I know just enough to give the impression that I speak the language, only to disappoint or annoy the other person.

It’s now 2:30pm My time and I need a beer.

I’m about to put on my sweaty shirt, slather on the deodorant, and go sightseeing.

Paulie [eatl/ga/usa] in [fra/de]

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4 Responses to If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Frankfurt

  1. Holy Fucking Shit, according to AT&T the ten minutes or so of international data usage has cost me over $100! I never expected it to be that pricey, what a fucking ripoff. I think that I may just keep the iPhone shut off unless I am somewhere with wifi for the next two weeks.

  2. bob says:

    Yikes! My boss went to Ireland and used his phone and got a $500 bill when he got home.

    Go get some white sausage and a big beer then take some photos!

  3. Steve says:

    When in need of an English speaker, look to someone younger. The kids get at least 4 years of English in school.


    Remember, it’s an adventure, and if all you do is whine and drink beer, you’ll get a smack when you get home.


  4. Barb says:

    I never used my phone (besides for pictures) when I was in Spain. Or – at the hotel or house with wifi. Contact AT&T (with wifi) & get up an international plan set up quick.

    HAVE FUN!!!!

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