I was struggling to choose between the two for my most memorable photo, so I chose both.
The picture on the left is my plane leaving Stansted airport heading towards Berlin. The sun is even poking through the clouds! It was the first time I had been on a plane, and everything that morning had been going wrong for me, that it was such a relief just being in the cramped areoplane seat! I’m scared of heights, I’m claustrophobic and don’t like feeling trapped. If I’ve travelled outside of the UK it’s always been via boat/train/coach, but I didn’t have that option to carry out my trip. Now I can say I’ve been on a plane, and I actually enjoyed it (once I left Stansted).
The picture on the right is of my S-bahn train from Schönefeld into central Berlin. It was my first time travelling solo in a foreign country, navigating signs that were complete gibberish to me and asking the help of locals.
Both events were such a confidence boost and have given me the tools to further explore the world.