I am usually quite the planner. I like to know where I’m going and how I am getting there and what I am doing when I get there. This trip has made me throw that all right out the window! Now, I really just go with the flow.
For the past few days I have been staying in this great hostel called Alex30. They are located 50m off a bus stop and give you a welcome drink for 1€ upon arrival. The staff was very friendly and the rooms and bathrooms were very clean. I was able to walk to almost everything that I wanted to see, and what I needed a train for was just as easily accessible. If I ever find myself in Stuttgart again, I would absolutely stay at Alex30.
I was very hesitant to buy my bus ticket to Frankfurt on-line but it was 11€ vs 70€ for the train. The website was giving me an error message and then my credit card was not going through. I decided that I would buy it when I got to the bus station. I think I knew deep down that I would almost miss this bus. I had to take the U-Bahn to the S-Bahn to get to the bus station. My S-Bahn was late and had a 10 minute delay on the track. Things were not looking good. I read the signs wrong when I got off the S-Bahn and started walking in the wrong direction for about 5 minutes before realizing I was nowhere near where I needed to be, and turned around and walked as fast as my extra 60 pounds of backpacks would allow me, and begged the ticket counter to sell me a ticket with one minute until departure! I made it, barely, but left my bag of snacks and neck pillow at the ticket counter. This little snail is leaving her trail of things as she travels.