While I patiently waited for my boarding call in Frankfurt Airport terminal on that rainy Saturday morning, passengers were not the only ones rushing past me that day. Also flashing through my eyes were the beautiful memories and unforgettable experiences I had enjoyed in the past few days, in a country that had completely swept me off my feet. Nothing could prepare me for the pleasant surprises on my first visit to Germany - the wide spectrum of landscapes, culture and architecture steeped so richly in history that I had never expected I would find here. Such were my first impressions of Germany that I ultimately ended up making it my home away from home of sorts. Now having cumulatively spent almost a year in this country, let me spill the beans out and make you fall in love with this country - all in a matter of nine days!!