After having spent my entire childhood in a smallish village, Hamburg seemed incredibly huge, with so many things to do, so many things to see.
Now, after almost four years, I still haven’t been on top of the Michel, I haven’t yet visited Hagenbecks and the Planetarium is also something I know from the outside only. Instead, I found the best club to dance and see concerts in in my first week, met a few of my best friends in my first month and had two wonderful flats within my first year here. My favourite building is the tower block with the giant grey cat on one side near Hoheluft, I love sitting in one of the many parks Hamburg has, cycling round the Alster, going out to drink Mexikaner while hating it. I love that Hamburg also means creativity and culture wherever you look and that Hamburg has the right kind of people.
Before I leave in Autumn, I want to discover Hamburg the tourist way and find out what I have been overlooking for so long. I will miss this city, but I’m sure it’ll be just as great when I come back.