Perhaps you’re familiar with my horror stories from last time I was in Germany. (If not, I’ll be sharing them tomorrow.) Well, this trip delivered a whole different set of misadventures, but I am willing to forgive a country so devoted to good bread and the native land of half my ancestors. I love Germany for many other reasons as well, but alas, that too is another blog post.
Last time, my trip involved Berlin and Heidelberg. This time, Hamburg and Munich. I visited with cousins in both places–one cousin, Andre, is studying in Germany for the year, and the other cousin, Norbert, is actually of the great-great cousin variety and has lived in Munich his entire life. Here is the Hamburg half of my trip in pictures:
Then I went to a pop art exhibit all about Andy Warhol and others. A portion of the exhibit was devoted to porn, although I have yet to understand why. I found the pictures and videos completely gratuitous.
Thursday night we went to the red light district of Hamburg, with a main street that features fast food restaurants alongside sex shops. Women aren’t allowed down the side street where sex workers pose in the windows, so I have no pictures. Sorry.
Apologies for the lack of analysis/commentary, but I am still recovering from an early flight and a carb-induced food coma. I wish I’d had more time in Hamburg, but I really enjoyed what I did see. We spent all of Thursday travelling through Hamburg on bikes, which I must insist is one of the best ways to see a city, provided it is relatively flat. Anyway, perhaps I will elaborate later, but expect a post about Munich tomorrow.