I arrived at Axel’s place after a long journey from Bangladesh, with my feet hurting like hell because of the new shoes that I wore. The first thing upon my arrival I loved that the room was EXACTLY like the photos. Even the placements of the furniture were just there. When I met Axel, before I could ask him where to buy some new shoes, he himself asked me whether I need to go to the supermarket & offered me a ride, which was a great sign of hospitality. I remember that it was a 3 day weekend when I arrived and with not much to do I was feeling kind of homesick being all alone there. But, on the very next day, Axel invited me for the dinner that he prepared & the following day we had lunch as well as went for a little bit of a hiking trip together. On the 3rd day, together we went to the Schluchsee & had an awesome time through the black forest. Again we had a dinner together in that evening at an Indian restaurant, which was pleasant too. From then on, I can not even count, how many times I had a dinner or a snack with Axel, along with his girlfriend Katarina & his sweet little angel daughter Maia. Right from the beginning, Axel did everything to make me comfortable not only at his house, but also in a new place by providing all the public transport schedules & all the other useful information. He also used to inform me beforehand that at what times he would start in the morning so that he can drop me somewhere. He even offered me bike lessons for the convenience of my transportation (yeah, I’m 29 & still don’t know how to ride a bike!). Moreover, his parents are so gracious too & I spent almost an entire day with his father, while he was working on a little project. His mother is quite the Baker & on every Saturday she baked super delicious cakes like Black Forest, Grape-Cheesecake, Raspberry-Jelly etc (the cheesecake was my most favorite!). Axel & his whole family were so hospitable & welcoming, which helped me quite a lot to get over my homesickness by seemingly being a part of their family. Truly, in Axel, you do not actually find just a ‘Host’; rather you get a ‘Friend’ with whom you would enjoy being there and I surely want to go back there again & again.