Frankfurt was another one of those cities that I just went to basically because it was a major city in the general direction I was heading. Though in hindsight and after more closing looking at a map it turns out it was actually a slight detour from where I really wanted to go next, which was Heidelburg. But no matter, I had a bit of fun there anyway. The hostel was a good one, with a large common area and pub. Each night they cooked up a bbq which you could buy into for cheap, and the first night I was there they were also running a free pub crawl.
That night however also just happened to be the opening game of the World Cup, so the pub crawl was kinda on hold as everyone was watching that; the hostel had a projector setup for it. By the time the pub crawl commenced it was already midnight and everyone was already pretty boozey. The first place we went to was a shooter bar, with like 200 odd shots you could choose from, from a blackboard. The board only contained the names with nothing else about them, so it was basically a gamble as to what you were actually going to get. I ordered one called the 'Conan' which as far as I could tell was vodka with garlic flakes. I probably wouldn't get it again. After that I just stuck with beer.
Then we headed to an Irish bar, aptly named, The Irish Bar. There was karaoke there, but no one from our group was keen to get up. At one point an American guy knocked over a guys drink so filled it back up with his own only to knock it completely off the table and smash the glass just a couple of minutes later. We all had a pretty good laugh over that one. Then we went and got kebabs/pizza and walked home. It was about 6am by the time we actually hit the sack.
I took a bit of a wander around Frankfurt the next day, but it turns out there really isn't a whole lot to do there. That night however there was a bit of a walking tour. Probably one of the worst I've done, both due to Frankfurt not being that exciting, nor the guide. It was free though (not even tip based, so I guess I can't really complain). We did get taken up to a bit of a look out point which gave a good shot of the skyline though. Not many cities in Europe actually have a skyline, but Frankfurt does, so I guess it was nice for a change. As we were walking around one thing that stood out was the everything cafe, bar, restaurant, hotel etc which had any sort of outside seating had a TV or projector setup with the football on. And most were packed with people watching the games. If you wanted to watch some football there was certainly no shortage of places to do so. At midnight the Aussie game was on so I sat in the common room watching that. No one else was really taking much interest in it though.
I still had one more day in Frankfurt. I took a wander down to Palm Garden, but you had to pay to get in. I wasn't that interested. I really should have spent the day catching up on this blog, but I think instead I spent it watching the entire last season of Modern Family. Time well spent I suppose. That night was mostly just spent in the hostel bar chatting and then eventually playing some drinking games.
Then we was finally on to Heidelberg.