by Vanessa Abel
I was looking on AirBnB for some accommodation in Hamburg, but because of the Hafenfest taking place over the weekend, there was not a lot to choose from. As we had a car, I looked a little further outside the city and came across a Mongolian Jurte.
Years ago I watched a documentary about Mongolia and how they pack up their homes within an hour and take it over the mountains to the next place they will call home. Since then it has been on my list of places to go and here was my chance!
You need to see the photos to believe it, so here you are:
Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to break down another scintillating weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Bernie to break down a Matchday 20 that boasted dazzling and disastrous performances in equal measure.
Are we witnessing the downfall of three of the Bundesliga’s most storied Traditionsvereine? What on earth is going on with Hamburger SV? Does Robin Dutt need to be shown the door to save SV Werder Bremen? Have the wheels come off for Thomas Schneider and VfB Stuttgart? Has Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally announced himself on the Bundesliga stage in the way that was expected of him and what has been the main reason behind FC Schalke 04 rediscovering the form post-winter?
Everywhere we go, we always take the weather. No matter where I go on holidays, it rains. Hamburg is no exception. I packed my case in sweltering heat on Thursday evening. At 9pm when I left home it was 22°Cm, and when I arrived in Hamburg in the rain with no proper clothes, let’s just say I wasn’t the happiest of bunnies. Naja, egal!
Hamburg is a lovely city, much much much bigger than Cologne, and there is a lot more going on. But I have to say I like how homely Cologne is just a smidge more. Hamburg was my first Erasmus choice for a long time, out of proximity to German friends, but when Cologne came on the cards (being much nearer to said friends and also a city I’ve always had a soft spot for) I knew it was the place for me. This time I wasn’t wrong.
A couple of weeks ago, M had to take a trip to Hamburg for work. He was going to have to drive a transporter pulling a trailer in order to pick up the item he needed. He thought it would be a great idea for us all to go despite the seven hour road trip with a 15 month old. We decided to take the chance as we were excited at the possibility of taking Monster to the Hagenbeck Tierpark.