Day 1 of the 5 week grande Germany & Italy tour began with a train ride to the airport from Hounslow. We queued at the airport and checked in.
Since it was so early we needed breakfast and what better way to do it then with Pancakes!
After breakfast we just made it to the boarding of our flight. We walked onto the plane only to find another man readying himself to sit in our seats. After questioning him about this realised that in fact the plane was empty and people were sitting anywhere! #Winning
We got to Frankfurt Airport and it was an absolute breeze. Went though immigration, got our bags and off we went! First we had to pick up our car.
We walked up to the desk and handed over the paperwork and other ID things. She then swiped my c/card and said sorry it's not working.....ALARM BELLS!! I started stress in I had stuffed something up..
Amy calmed me down (stressed herself) and I managed to get through the German intro of the free wifi and checked out my accounts... Didn't seem to have the right limits :-/
Shortly after we had the car keys and were off to the carpark!
Amy suggested doing a few laps of the car park but I though stuff it, it can't be that hard driving on the opposite side of the car and road and I can just pick it up when I get out into the streets! Turnt out the streets out from the airport are in fact the Autobarn.... Ma Maaaaa! I had to get learned fast!! Car passing us at around 180-200kmh! Here we are in our little VW Polo struggling with 140...
We got used to the driving in no time, but our first stop for lunch was a surprise. We rolled on into Wurzburg for lunch. Using the GPS for direction we had punched in Super market. This happened to be in the centre of the town and unbeknownst to us not drivable... That didn't stop us... We were getting weird looks from young and old. We got the hint when bollards and signs with cars with big crosses though then started appearing. We got out of there fast and found another car park!
We walked around the streets for a little while before finding a nice little bakery for lunch. Typical German Schnitzel role followed by what I could translate a Cheesecake. Tasted similar if it wasn't.
We headed back to the car after lunch and headed straight for Rothenburg were we spent the last 2 nights. Beautiful little town. Absolutely amazing sights and beautiful people, as long as you smile and try to speak there language (Dunka)