As I sat down at my computer to write this blog post, I was thinking about how everything went wrong with my trip to Hamburg, Germany.
I was broke. I was tired. I had to wake up at 4am to catch the train from Nürnberg. This was close to the end of my Europe trip and I had been going non-stop for over a week, crossing 7 time zones, 3 countries, and drinking way more beer than I should.
The weather was beautiful for the 1 1/2 weeks prior to Hamburg. The day before I went, I rode my uncle’s motorcycle deep into the heart of Erlangen with no map and incredibly spotty GPS coverage. A week before that I stayed up until 1am having a bonfire and beers with a bunch of Austrians I didn’t know.
I was in Hamburg for about 2 days, and almost the entire time it was pouring rain. My shoes, socks, and pant legs were soaked. The viewfinder on my camera completely fogged over from the humidity.
But as soon as I started going back through the photos, I realized I had never been more wrong.
I had a bigass smile on my face the entire time. Hamburg is the most energetic, artsy, hip city I’ve ever been to. There’s graffiti everywhere. There’s trash on alot of the streets.
Honestly, I feel like my photos didn’t quite capture how awesome Hamburg is. I was only there about 2 days and I couldn’t see even close to all I wanted to see.
If you keep up with my blog you’ll know I already wrote a story about how I spent the greater part of the day searching for the Speicherstadt Wassershloss, so I’ll spare you the details in this post.
If you are able to, go to Hamburg! Trust me when I say it is worth it, even for just the food and the beer.
There’s something about just walking down those cobblestone streets in the rain that I will never forget.