It Feels Good to be Back!

My flight from Washington D.C. to Frankfurt was uneventful (which in the world of travel is a good thing!), and I arrived slightly after noon. After getting my suitcase, I easily found the train platforms, and I even managed to buy the right ticket by myself. I say it this way, because in the past, I’ve always had to ask for help. And here’s the funny part—the machine has an ‘English option,’ but even so, I fumble around and made mistakes.

I’m participating in a English course this week and the meet-up for the program is tomorrow at noon at the main train station in Frankfurt. This will be my third time doing the program in Frankfurt, so as soon as I arrived at the main station it felt comfortable and familiar. I even knew exactly where to buy a pretzel!?

One of the benefits of my job is that I get to accumulate (and use) my hotel and airline points. I used my United points to fly to Germany, and I stayed at the Hilton, which is very close to the train station. My room had a great view of the city!

The Perfect Little Place (Airbnb)—

I attended a training this week in San Mateo, California. I found a cute little place to stay through Airbnb in the neighboring town of Burlingame. The house was built 110 years ago and it was absolutely adorable. It was located within walking distance of Burlingame Ave, which was a hot spot for shops and restaurants.

My host, Lisa, clearly understands hospitality. She left out an amazing breakfast for me every morning. No two were the same, but all included home made bread and pastries and fresh fruit. There were so many nice touches that made me feel so comfortable and welcomed throughout the week. A bowl of fresh cherries on the table, a tiny bowl of jelly beans in my bedroom, tissue boxes strategically placed throughout the house, extra toiletries, fresh flowers, etc. I could on and on, so I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves—