Back in my home away from home (Ashgabat staff house) away from home (Balkanabat camp) away from home (California, more or less), I'm in Frankfurt airport, where I might spend more time here, and certainly see more people than anywhere else I regularly go. I don't have much to say but have a few minutes to spend watching a giant circular BAYER sign slowly rotate. If you happen to pass through terminal B here, you'll know exactly which sign I am talking about.
I always find it most curious just how many Lufthansa 747s I am able to see each time I am here. Without trying particularly hard, I already saw seven distinctly different 747s which is quite a few since they only have about 20 in their entire fleet. One time, I definitively saw nine and it might have been ten, but as one plane had just landed and I might have later double-counted it on the taxiway. I just sort of figured that at any given moment, since they are such long-haul planes, most of them would be in the air or at another airport. When you think about how many different planes are required to continuously service a daily route like FRA-SFO, then it just seems peculiar how many happen to be here. However, it could just be a matter of timing during the day and I happen to be here during the few hours that many are being turned around at the same time.
Anyway, time to go. By the time I land in "the best -stan" (which would be an excellent tourism slogan) and get to the staff house in Ashgabat, the Patriots-Ravens game should be nearly over and Niners-Giants will be a couple hours from starting. Alas, I am quite certain that I will not find the game on television. Plus, since it will be 2AM, I'll need to sleep anyway.