Sliding the trinket calendar back to November 2003. I had just left Bosnia and I had a long layover in Frankfort, Germany. Long like in 18 hours overnight long.
I'm not into sleeping in airport chairs if I can help it, so I booked a room outside the airport at a hotel with shuttle service. My carry-ons were packed accordingly so all was good. After checking in, I took a cab to the opera house where I had dinner and saw a show.
The next day my flight didn't leave until around 2pm, so I booked a Greyline tour of downtown Frankfort. What a blast! We visited an area where the Christmas Market would be running that weekend. There were a few vendors already set up and I did some quick shopping.
This is one of my trinkets.
Yes, very tourist... yet rather cute.
And a reminder of something I would get authentically someday when I get to come back to German.