Before coming to Germany, I had never been on an airplane before. I was incredibly worried about getting to Germany, especially because I was doing it alone. Would I be able to navigate an airport on my own? Would I be able to get to the hotel in Germany on my own?
Upon arriving in Germany, I was incredibly annoyed to discover that I could not rely on my cell phone to help me navigate this new environment. I stopped and asked a few locals for help getting to my hotel. That is when I met the nicest woman, her husband, and her three kids who happily helped me find my way. I will never forget their openness to a stranger, and I will always associate Germany with having some of the nicest people in this world!