Unfortunately, this is the last day of our vacation in Germany, but I must say that even after two weeks, I am starting to look forward to going home. Mandy has been here for an additional week so I can imagine she misses home even more strongly. Today we decided to have a more chill day. We had breakfast at the hotel (another perk about staying at hotels), and then headed to the Natural History museum. It was actually quite cool - they had a lot of (replica) dinosaur bones, fossils from a bunch of different animals, minerals, rocks and all the other good stuff that you would expect from a Natural History museum. It was pretty cool, but it was unfortunate that almost all of the exhibits were in German, so we only had a surface appreciation of all the exhibits.
|Comparing head sizes with the dinosaur. I think I win|
|Mandy getting crushed by a brontosaurus leg|
|Different kinds of elephants from history|
From then, we headed to Museum street, which had museums lined up right beside the river Rhein. We were starting to get really hungry, so we headed to Sachsenhausen, an area with a bunch of restaurants. Frankfurt is also known for apfelwein, which is an apple cider beer with an acquired taste. Significantly more different than what you would expect from a Strongbow, it was much more sour. I had a seafood pizza (quite good) and Mandy ordered a spaghetti carbonara with pig cheek.
|Very strange apfelwein|
|Mandy happy to see her pasta arrive|
|Pizza with scallop, shrimps and imitation crab|
From then, we crossed the iron bridge and took a few photos. We were running out of things to do in Frankfurt, so we walked back to the hotel to chilax on our last day. We spent some time working up a sweat in the hotel sauna (3rd plus about staying at a hotel) and took a nap until dinner. We headed back to the opera house food festival for our last dinner in Germany. We ate a schnitzel sandwich and a chicken breast in a mushroom-cream sauce. Mandy also bought some chocolate covered strawberries which were delicious.
Now we are back home and as I am completing the last blog entry for Europe, Mandy is busy packing up my suitcase. Canada, we'll be back tomorrow!!!
|Iron bridge, with "New Frankfurt" in the horizon|
|Iron bridge, with "Old Frankfurt" in the horizon|
|Love locks, with the Dom cathedral in the backdrop|
|Romer much better now that there are fewer people on the street|