Frankfurt

Finally I could find time to write about our arrival here in Frankfurt.

A bumpy plane ride from Doha to Frankfurt, but thankful to have arrived safely. A convenient train from Frankfurt airport to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at past 7am. Clean and quiet. Took me a while to realise it was a weekday and people were probably dreading to head to work.

Hotel Concorde is 5 minutes away from the main train station. (Some exits in the train station smells of urine!) We took the exit nearest to the hotel, but there wasn’t any escalator.  Thankfully, a kind man asked if he could help with the luggages. I replied that I was good “but perhaps you could help my friend there?” Pointing to Nurul who was behind me. He willingly walked down the steps and helped Nurul with the luggage. We thanked him and he unexpectedly said “Assalamuaikum”.

HE answered our prayers.  Let us find Islam wherever we will be.

The frontline staff at the hotel cheerfully greeted us and offered complimentary breakfast “Anything you need, coffee, toast, while we get your room ready.  Leave the luggages with us. We will carry them for you.” Coffee – that’s all I need! It didn’t take too long till we got our room.

Nurul was glad to show me around the town she’s so familiar with.  A quick tour here:

Alte Oper, a concert hall. This was my first time using my XT1. Took too many shots the first time!

 opera

Römerberg, Frankfurt’s Old Town Centre

Römerberg

Hauptwache

Hauptwache

Yearning for spicy food, we had authentic Halal Thai food at Thai Fun.

thaifun

And the halal steak at Halal Steakhouse is just to die for:

frankfurt-steak