Four hours by car run very quickly, with music, being stupid, singing, talking and obviously thanks to the German highways eheh
We arrived in Hamburg and we quickly understood that we were going to like it a lot!
So green and clean, big windows in every house!
We went back from the fairytale looking up above us. One minute before it was sunny and hot, what is THAT? Raining heavily. Hour after? Sun and hot. This weather routine went on and on for all our permanence there, but kept that apart all was great and, we have to admit, much nicer than Berlin.
Before meeting our couchsurfer host, we visited some places of the center, one of them the Planten um Blumen Park full of summer colored blossoms and a very pretty artificial lake in which we enjoyed our beers and noticed that something was going on a little bit further:
the Hamburger DOM!
This was the typical German funfair with the rides and the smell of krauts and Bratwursts from every angle!
We took the chance to have a go on its Ferris wheel, first time for both of us, looks weird but that's it!
We were very fortunate to share the couch with our host with whom we spent hour and hour talking and was absolutely welcoming and generous with us.
He made us taste any kind of German bread and brought us out for a brunch on the last day.
He also made us a personalised U-bahn (underground) map with the main places to visit.
The city is very pretty and full of great venues to walk around and visit.
We had our only training at Nexus Fighter Academy, in which we had an open mat with 8 different academies, plus me and Jonas!
That's just amazing, feeling the no politics Jiu Jitsu in the air, people helping each other improving their game instead of keeping secrets their techniques!
Everyone can just drastically improve from situations like that.
We didn't meet the professor of the academy, but I'm sure we will come back here to train and visit.
It followed a rainy run to the u-bahn and to a nice German pub to recollect our energies with 3 (yes, 3.) flammkuchen!
Our Hamburger experience finished here, Gloria's flight was ready to go and me ready to leave to my next stop: Flensburg
We do like to travel and train. After a trip around Europe, we couldn't stop doing it. Unfortunately, time is not always there. We try to update this globetrotting blog as much as we can !