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Finally down to the last stretch of the trip. As previously mentioned, I wanted to be in Hamburg on the 26th for a birthday/wedding/graduation celebration.  So I probably should not have tried to party like a rock star the night before. Getting up for the 8 am train was brutal……

At some point in my various travels, I know that I tend to be disoriented when I arrive in a new city. So I had the foresight to print out a map of where I need to go. Which would have been great, if I were not so tired and it was not so hot…. So what should have been a quick 5 minutes walk to the hotel, turned out to be a 15 minutes scenic route of the Hamburg train station.

Finally, salvation at the Park Hyatt Hamburg.  The entry was kind of weird, not your normal hotel entrance, the main lobby was on the 2nd floor, which in my state, was confusing. But no sooner did I give my name, no problem, your room is ready, but maybe you should go to the lounge and have some coffee and something to eat.  Seriously I look that bad?????

So I took their advice had a little breakfast and went to my room and promptly feel asleep.  Oops so much for my grand plan of taking a harbor cruise.  When I finally came too, I decided to go for a walk to check out what

Hamburg had to lot offer.


Including to my horror, a food and wine festival………

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I think if I drank anymore wine at this point, you would have been able to squeeze me like a grape. I wanted to eat but given the fish fiasco in Berlin, I was not going to push my luck. So I went back to where I knew it was safe, and had the best Wiener Schnitzel.  It truly was a cure all.



So it’s time to get ready for the party, so I start to pull out my clothes and fear starts to overcome me. I had bought a new outfit to wear, a top and pants. Pants that were snug when they arrived in the mail 2 weeks ago. Pants that I would need to put on soon, after 10 days of cheese,wine and never saying no to a croissant. OH SHIT……..  Not going to lie, I sat there for about 5 minutes thinking about what I was going to do. Finally when I could no longer hold out, I put them on. THEY FIT, whew. Not only did they fit, they were a little loose. I guess there is something to be said about a wine and cheese diet.

The party was at A.mora on the water.  The weather was perfect. It was quite the enjoyable evening.

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The first after party continued on at the 20 Up club. Amazing views.  And then headed over to Reeperbahn. Hmmm not sure I have the right words to describe it.

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This was at 2 am!

And then we went to a Club! Flo in a club in Hamburg at 2am. Yes there are pictures and no you will not see them on this blog. The funniest part? Some of the music they were playing was the same music playing last time I was in a club, back in the 90’s……




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