This part of the trip we had a goal to get lost and experience an adventure which we did. We did a lot of very little, but created a whole lot of memories. This part of our escape was to Germany. We spent one week getting lost in Frankfurt. This was my first trip where I did not plan a single dang thing and somehow that might have caused me more stress than planning every day in detail.
We don't travel often so the time difference hit us hard coming right from travelling out of town on work to boarding a plane for Germany hours later, we slept and caught up on Disney movies the first few days in town.
After catching up on sleep we finally made our way into town walking about four miles the first day before realizing they have buses and train stations everywhere. From then on we purchased a Frankfurt card at the Hauptbahnhof train station and rode all their transportation systems for free after that. It made the Christmas Market a five minute ride away instead of a 30 minute walk, which either way wasn't bad unless it was cold and rainy (which it was 80% of the time we were there).
I always had a dream to get married and go somewhere with my husband where we were surrounded my people we didn't know, that spoke a language we could barely understand, so we would really feel like all we had was each other. Well it happened a lot sooner than I thought. :) The working Germans spoke extremely well English, but it was still nice to get to rely on each other and being the only other person we knew in the country.
As for the reason we picked Germany. I know nothing specific about my heritage, as far as where exactly my family came from, but both sets of my grandparents came from Germany, which makes me 100% German. I feel like my past is a huge part of who I am, so right now I feel a large part of me is lost with how little I know about how I made my appearance into this world.