Trip Start Jul 14, 2012
18Trip End Aug 02, 2012
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The last flight had to be rebooked, too, which got us into Hamburg just in time to make it to the Park Hyatt Hotel to check in and get to the Apples Restaurant for our dinner reservation at 7:30 pm. We had planned to take a canal cruise on the same day we arrived, but we did not have time.
We waited beside the baggage claim belt and were able to retrieve two of our checked bags. When we checked in at Albuquerque, I checked two bags and Philip checked one. We had planned to just check one each, but I decided that I did not want to lug my extra bag after all, so I checked both and just carried on a small bag with my purse and computer. When we were getting ready to board the Lufthansa flight in Chicago, one of the gate agents eyed Philip's carry-on and asked to weigh it. It weighed over 13 kg, but their limit is 8 kg for carry-ons so he had to check it.
We were concerned about whether or not our luggage would be on the plane with us. Fortunately, of the four checked bags, we got two, one for each of us. Since we had not planned to check everything, we did not pack together expecting we would each have at least the items we were carrying in case the other got lost. At least we have one bag a piece with clean clothes. The airline provided a Dopp kit with basic toiletries, too.
Dinner at the Apples Restaurant was quite nice. It is a top-rated restaurant in Hamburg; number one on tripadvisor.com when I looked, and located inside the hotel, so it is perfect for a first night abroad. Then it is early to bed since we did not get much sleep on the plane. Hamburg is eight hours ahead of Albuquerque.
My Review Of The Place I Stayed