1. The Lufthansa crew and gate agents assume I'm German and speak to me auf Deutsch even when they've been speaking to others in English.
2. I'm thankful for any place that has sparkling water as the norm.
3. This is my first entrance into a country for which I do not know a single word of the language.
4. Everything looks like a castle.
5. I think German and Polish people are tough because they grow up using hard toilet paper.