Midway through the travel days to Sri Lanka finds me in Frankfurt, Germany for an eight-hour or so layover. The 8.5 hour flight from Washington D.C. brings us to Frankfurt at 11:40 am; since it is critical to stay awake prior to the 7:50 pm departure to Colombo, Sri Lanka (9 hour, 20 minute flight), a quick cab ride puts us in downtown Frankfurt to experience the Christmas lights. Oh yeah, and they have beer, lots of it. Who needs Ambien for the last leg of travel when you can experience Deutschland via liquid lunch/dinner? Prost und Gute Nacht!!!!