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Travel Blogs from Lübeck
When I woke up, my brother and I went outside and practised catching chickens. We caught one and I held it. My brother caught one too. We both had favourite chickens, mine was the red and white one and Basti's was the white and orange taller ...
... a nice little breakfast of
yoghurt and bread. We headed out into Hamburg with the intention of
joining the free walking tour – and so we did … for about 10
minutes. I was feeling pretty ****** and couldn't be bothered walking
around for 3.5 hours, listening to the history of Hamburg (as
interesting as it may be). So we ditched the group and walked around
the shops for a couple of hours, getting lunch at the supermarket. ...
... with hot coffee, which was especially nice in the damp, wet weather, and walked back to the hotel in a steady drizzle. On our walk back, we passed a bakery and pastry shop. I swear that Hoki has never met a pastry shop that he didn’t like. He said he only wanted to browse; we left with a couple of pieces of raspberry cake.
Back at the hotel we relaxed for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Early in the evening, we ordered coffee, ...
... the food (how was that Burrito Nic??).
Next up, it was time for some retail therapy! wow, the shops in Hamburg are amazing! although Nic tells me that they have nothing on France or Monaco. I decided to join in with the locals and bought myself a leather jacket (oh yes, Ames, you would be so proud!) and a circle scarf!! oh, and a cute pair of shiny earrings that Nic picked ...
We had only ever heard of Hamburg either re the Beatles, or in an industrial context, so we were expecting grey, shabby etc-imagine our surprise to find it is cosmopolitan, sophiticated, green (there is a lake in the centre), has fantastic shopping, great restaurants, and you sightsee by boat...and of all types, everything from paddle steamer to bateau mouche. The harbour area, particularly, was a revelation-site of the biggest urban redevelpment programme ...