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Written on: Thursday August 30th, 2012

A journal entry from: November 2011 until...

Spent a nostalgic few days in Hamburg, remembering my first visit in 2006 during the World Cup.

Hitching from Kassel was fun - these days organised 'ride sharing' is more common in Germany, but an old fashioned thumb in the air still seems to work fine. While having to wait a little longer for lifts than in Georgia/Armenia/Azerbaijan, it was pleasant to be able to talk to the drivers who picked me up - all spoke excellent English.

Staying with the charming Bertold and his flatmate Svena, Hamburg I spent most of the time in the city wandering the streets and sitting in parks. After the intensity of dOCUMENTA I was not in the mood for museums etc.

The docks, history and vibrancy of Hamburg recharged the batteries somewhat.