Category: Hamburg

  • Could I Live Here? Hamburg Edition

    Could I Live Here? Hamburg Edition

    With its lovely bridges and its rowdy nightlife, Hamburg is one of the most interesting and fun places I’ve visited in the last few months. Atmosphere Hamburg has a lot of character and a lot of beauty. I need to be around water, so the gorgeous harbor really makes me feel at home. The rusty…

  • The Reeperbahn: Hamburg’s Red Light District

    The Reeperbahn: Hamburg’s Red Light District

    I love Germans. They’re really transparent and straightforward. They don’t believe in closed doors or window shades; what you see is what you get. They’re also really freaky. Sexual decadence is deeply ingrained in their cultural heritage. That’s how a cute harbor city like Hamburg ended up with a mile-long stretch of Red Light District.…

  • The fearful thoughts of someone traveling abroad for the first time

    The fearful thoughts of someone traveling abroad for the first time

    I’m so used to being surrounded by people who travel all the time that I forget the apprehension and misconceptions someone who has never been to Europe might have. I recently met a friend up in Hamburg, where she had been sent for work. It was her first time in Europe, and she wasn’t exactly…

  • Dialogue in the Dark: Blind guides offer sight to the seeing

    Dialogue in the Dark: Blind guides offer sight to the seeing

    Tucked away in Hamburg’s warehouse district is the most eye-opening exhibition I’ve been to in recent memory. It’s called Dialog Im Dunkeln, or Dialogue in the Dark. The exhibit is a guided tour through a completely blacked-out environment led by blind or partially blind guides. You are given a cane for guidance, and you are taken…