Hamburg is Germany´s second largest city, right after the capital city Berlin and like Berlin it is a city state. Have you always wanted to visit Hamburg but hesitated because of the German language or because you heard rumors of people in Northern Germany being unkind? Well you need not to bother. The North Germans are quiet, very nice and open people. They are just not the first ones to start a conversation, but they will happily give you help and support whenever you need. They understand English pretty well just like most Germans do especially in megacities like Hamburg. If you need language support in general you should note that there is a translation service or translation agency in every large city worldwide. So your language should never be a problem.
Having lived in London for 6 months now, I thought it would be time to start blogging about it. I had strayed off the blogging path while I’ve been here because I’ve been too busy getting my life together.
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I come from a city where it takes me about 10 minutes to get to the nearest beach and I can always see the water from my kitchen window. It is perfect for the hot summer months and also nice in the winter too. But I now find myself living in a city that is land locked and I realize how much I miss the sea. I miss hearing the wave’s crash on the beach, I miss the salty air, I miss going sailing and I miss sunbathing on the sand. Seeing people in bikinis and swimming togs (aka swimsuits), lying in parks is slightly strange for me. If you can’t see the water, they aren’t swimsuits guys!
But hey, I’m living in a rad city, so I’m not complaining, merely pointing out the differences between the two. Plus around a month ago (when the weather was actually reflecting the fact it is summer), I took a trip out to Wannsee and was greatly surprised by what I found!
A weekend in Barcelona just wasn’t enough. I never really had a hankering to go to Barcelona, having only vaguely heard of Antoni Gaudi and associated Picasso primarily with Paris; hence why I wasn’t expecting to be blown away artistically by Barcelona as much as I did. I went down for 3 days with a good friend of mine and found a great deal on Barcelona Point, for accommodation. Unfortunately we never did any clubbing, as my friend sliced open his toe on our first night in Barcelona. Having a sore bulging toe meant he could not wear shoes and no nightclub in Barcelona was going to allow him in without proper shoes. So we contented ourselves with making the most of our days and socializing at the hostel party events. We did the Gaudi free walking tour and at first I wasn’t highly impressed with his style. His first paid works were the lampposts in the Placa Reial which looked overdone and overly gothic. I guess I prefer my lampposts to be simple and elegant.