Years ago, when I was still single, I had imposed a challenge to myself: to travel alone to certain cities and prove that I could be independent. The farthest I’ve gone to was Baguio city, it’s 6 hours away from Manila and for me (at 18), that’s already far! 🙂
Fast forward to 15 years, I found myself exploring a city 15 hours away (by plane that is) from my hometown; in Frankfurt – Europe’s largest financial centre. I was excited and giddy at the same time on thoughts of going about an unfamiliar city by myself – yes, I imagine a sort of urban adventure, meeting new people, staring in awe at old and new architecture, taking photos of lovely corners and historical buildings, walking endlessly on cobblestones. And that’s just what I did and a lot more! There’s no mountain to go up or hike to as was Baguio’s and which from atop you can see the luxuriant vegetation…but Frankfurt has the Main Tower and from there you can truly see how Frankfurt is a German city – full of high-rise glass buildings in the midst of lush greenery.
Three days full may have been short to some but to me, it was much – I haven’t been by myself, alone in a distant city for so long – far from hubby and the kids. I was consoled by the fact that it’s Germany, I speak their language so I’d be alright! Besides, hubby and I went on a trip to Italy earlier, with cities much busier and much more populated than Frankfurt…I felt safer and awesome! 😉