Getting to Frankfurt from Venice proved to be a bit of a long haul, but that was our fault for flying with a budget airline! The flight itself was only an hour, but we had to travel an hour by bus to a smaller, further away airport at Venice. Then after arriving in ‘Frankfurt’, we had to wait another two hours for a bus that took over an hour and a half to get to the city centre. I don’t know why they claim Hahn airport to be a part of Frankfurt, but we made it. Eventually.
This was Chris’ first time in Frankfurt, but because I had been here previously we decided to keep it pretty chilled out in regards to sight seeing. Plus there really isn’t much to see in the city. These photos of the city skyline are from atop the city’s main chapel tower. My fitness has certainly declined after traveling and being sick: climbing all the stairs nearly killed me!
For lunch we headed to a market hall I had visited last time, and got the exactly same thing I got all those months ago! An un-appetising looking local meal of a meatball, herb sauce and potato salad. Delicious nonetheless!
In the afternoon we joined a free ‘alternative’ walking tour of the city. The company had only recently started up, so unfortunately to tour wasn’t overly fantastic. Plus it was freezing!
We ventured across the river to the Sachsenhausen district to try the local apple wine, as well as some local food. Which in true German style, is basically meat, cabbage and potato. It was a great night, as we reminisced over the end of an era, and all that was in these past few months.
This morning we woke up to a small snowfall! It was a nice send off from Europe.
We are currently waiting at Frankfurt airport for our flight to Dubai, which has unfortunately been delayed. Hopefully we don’t miss our connecting flight to Melbourne, as the whole journey back is already long enough.
Next time you’ll hear from me I will be back in sunny Australia! It is still all a bit surreal.