AC Maple Leaf Lounge in FRA

Drinks around the corner

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Individual TV “room” with lounge cgair

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The lounge, with exterior windows

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FRA terminal 1 LH lounge

Ah, decent munchies

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Comfy lounge chairs facing exterior windows

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Bar counters with power outlets, inc. US/Canada outlets

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Rest area with beds showers available too)

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Drink options inc.  Schnapps

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Domestic lounge at AMS Schiphol

First to FRA and then YYZ…
Not as nice as the one in the intl terminal 2 months ago… still enjoyable despite the lack of exterior windows and Bailey’s.

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Night train to Amsterdam

Waiting in Hamburg Hbf (central train station) at midnight…
30min free Wi-Fi (in theory, it didn’t work and it would have required giving up my mobile#) but I have to pay €1 for the toilet. Really? Am I paying for cleanliness or for the automated gate they installed?

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Can’t say I slept that well as the (top) couchette’s cushion was a little thin and 2 inches too short. But way more comfortable than a plane seat! You do get a pillow, sheet and blanket.

Although there were 6 couchettes but only 4 people (I paid €10 extra for a max 4 cabin)

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The middle couchette flips down during the day, becoming the backrest for the seats.

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1st class sleeper for2 people, which also has its own washbasin.

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Lübeck old town – a Unesco site

Poor photo of the main gate to the cute old town, which is also ringed by water.
Didn’t know about the Unesco designation!

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I’ve been here before, so I only did a quick drive through…

Trader Joe’s goods in Germany but not Canada?

That’s so unfair

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I can’t imagine this one being an overly proud export

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One narrow washroom

In my cousin’s apartment. Yes you see that right. Bathroom is almost 4 feet wide and your knees would hit the wall.

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Apparently there were shared washrooms in the hall when the building was built, and the private bathroom squeezed in during a renovation.

The Englification of German continues

Or is that Anglicization?
A few more examples I’ve seen or heard lately:

Park and ride (P+R on signs)
Stop and go (UN traffic report)
Nonstop you (the latestLufthansa airline tag line, which, ironically, was decidedly not nonstop for me in either direction)

Name this fruit

Hint: not a pear, though it looks like one, and is rock hard.

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My aunt made tasty jelly out of them

Bling me!

Too obvious for derisive commentary (it might be hard to tell, but it’s a cat face pendant) for this storefront display

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