A day in Hamburg

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After talking about my plans for this summer in my last post I decided to turn words into action. So instead of spending the week at home I listened to my own preaching to fill this summer with exciting trips and exploring and thus bought a return ticket to Hamburg to visit a really good friend of mine.
I was incredibly excited at the prospect of seeing her again as we hadn’t met up in a while and as she had moved flats in the meantime. But the best thing about true friendship is that neither distance nor time matter and so it still felt like we had only seen each other a week ago. I have been to Hamburg quite a lot of times so this post isn’t your typical travel post but hey don’t worry – I still managed to take a picture of the famous city hall so I got all of you travel enthusiasts covered.

I spent only two nights and therefore one full day with my friend in Hamburg so we actually spent the majority of our time catching up and reflecting on old times. It is crazy that we’ve known each other for nearly five years now – they went by so quickly somehow but on the other hand I can’t remember life before knowing her. Time is a weird thing. When we woke up on Tuesday morning we first had a long and nice breakfast before heading to Hamburg’s most famous park ‘Planten un Blomen’ which basically means plants and flowers. I had heard a lot about this park but I’d still never visited so it was definitely time to change that. In the park we just wandered around and took way too many pictures – you just can’t resist pretty flowers, right? The park itself was incredible and so was the little botanical garden we visited which is home to plants from all over the world. You can find anything from tea plants to succulents and we spent ages in there discovering and admiring some truly unique plants. My favourite ones were the succulent that reminded me of fussili pasta – I can’t just write a blog post that doesn’t involve pasta, can I? – and the plants bearing fruits. But it’s hard to pick a favourite amongst all these unique and equally intriguing plants.

After visiting the botanical garden it started pouring down so we headed to the old town where we had a quick lunch and did a bit of shopping – Hamburg just calls for shopping doesn’t it. Oh well I’ll try to find any excuse to satisfy my passion for fashion. After wandering around the shops for two hours we spent the rest of the afternoon just walking around exploring the city further. Someone recently told me that Hamburg was home to more bridges than Venice and my first reaction was that this really couldn’t be true – but after visiting Hamburg again I can see that. And that’s definitely the charm of the city, together with its beautiful harbour and old town. Another place I really enjoy in the city is St. Georg, an area that is known for its countless (gay) clubs and cocktail bars. We went there to have a drink and I loved the relaxed atmosphere there, it definitely formed a contrast to the rest of the city that appears rather fast paced. After sipping down my Sex on the Beach – and being teased by my friend about having such a basic drink – we spent the rest of the night in her flat watching an old movie and indulging into the best Indian food I had had in a while. Yes we are wild like that. But I’d choose movies and good food over clubbing in a heartbeat and we ended up having the perfect night in. All in all I had an amazing day in Hamburg and I’m hoping to repeat this experience as soon as possible. Have you ever visited Hamburg or any other city in Germany?

P.S. I would list the clothes I’m wearing but they are all from the same store (Topshop). xx

P.P.S. I am going away on a family holiday so I’m taking a break from blogging & social media for the next two weeks. I’ll be back soon! xx

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  • I love that feeling you described – when you haven't seen someone in a while but once you meet up with them again nothing has changed & it's not awkward or anything 🙂 Looks like you had a lovely time in Hamburg, the pictures are beautiful! I hope you'll enjoy your holiday, see you in two weeks x

    Sara / AboutLittleThings

  • So good to hear that you had a lovely time! Your pictures are beautiful and I hope that you will have a well deserved break on your holiday. Have lots of fun and relax! Will miss you 🙂 x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • That's one of the best feelings in the world. 🙂 Thank you very much! xx

  • Thank you, hun! I'll miss you too 🙂 xx

  • I haven't been to Hamburg, but it seems like a lovely city to visit. Wonderful outfits, both of them! I really like both of them, the one with the skirt and jacket is very rock chic and the one with ripped jeans is urban style at its best.

    The photographs are dreamy….I just loved seeing all those plants.

    It seems like you had a great time with your friend. I would always choose movies and good food over clubbing.

    Have you already arrived at Croatia? If you did, I hope you're arrived well and are already having a blast! I wish you an amazing holiday.

  • This sounds like such a lovely way to catch up with a friend and Hamburg looks beautiful! I totally agree about friends you don't see often – I've not seen my best friend from uni in over a year but when we eventually find some time to catch up it'll be like we were never apart! x

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  • I would love to visit Germany too! It seems rather beautiful. It feels nice to catch up with a really good friend you haven't seen for so long. Oh and by the way, I love your outfit!

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  • awesome pictures ! i love the colours 🙂

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  • Thank you very much, I really like my friend's outfit, too, I just love her jacket. Hamburg is definitely worth visiting and the botanical gardens is simply stunning! I am actually boarding the plane to Split right now. Thank you I can't wait to finally explore Croatia 🙂 xx

  • That is exactly what true friendship is about! xx

  • Thank you! You should visit Germany, we definitely got some interesting cities 🙂 xx

  • Thank you! xx

  • So much lush green grass! In Australia, our grass is always patchy and dying haha! Hamburg is somewhere I'd love to visit. Seeing the pictures of the cacti made me realise I haven't watered mine in months hahaha, better fix that right now! x

    Sally – DiagonSally

  • I've never been here but it looks like such a great place, especially if it's good for shopping, hehe! I love your outfit too:)
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  • i am so glad u went to see ur friend! hamburg looks so green and beautiful!
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  • Awww, how lovely that you got to visit your friend. I laughed when I read that a succulent that reminded you of fussily pasta because I do things like that with food too 😛 I also have to agree I much rather prefer good nights in as opposed to clubbing, especially when catching up with an old friend. P.S. I never knew that Hamburg has started their own little version of the lovelock bridge! 😛

    Raashi
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  • I love visiting Botanical Gardens and the one in Hamburg looks incredible! It's nice you got the chance to visit your friend, that's always a good excuse to travel 🙂

    Eden | Mint Notion

  • Great photos!!!

    Have a nice evening!
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  • Haha I'm always happy to help! That's because we got about 350 days of rain a year (or at least that's what it feels like) xx

  • Thank you! xx

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  • It is! xx

  • I didn't know that either and I thought it was really cute. I definitely prefer quiet nights, there is so much more communication and it's perfect for catching up with friends! Haha food is just everything isn't it xx

  • It really is! Me too xx

  • Thank you! xx

  • Hope you have a lovely break 🙂 hope to see some pictures when you get back too as this post proves you've got such a good eye for photography!
    Amy xx
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  • When I saw the succulent, somehow reminds me of worms instead of fusilli , lol. You had lot of beautiful pictures Mira, and I adore your second outfit when you wore long cardi with shirt and ripped jeans. So much love! <3

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  • Kay

    Sounds like you had an absolutely lovely time in Hamburg, dear! It must have been so lovely to re-unite with your old friend like this. 🙂 The area looks absolutely beautiful, peaceful and scenic, I've never been there myself or Germany in general but I'd love to one day. 🙂 Also, hope you enjoy your blogging break darling, you will be dearly missed of course! Kisses. x

    Kay
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  • Thank you! I'll definitely take some photos 😉 xx

  • Haha it reminded me of worms too. Thank you! <3

  • It was amazing x Hamburg is beautiful, I'm sure you would love it! Thank you dear, I'll miss you too xx

  • You've been all over in Europe lately and I think you're in Croatia as of present? It's feeding my wanderlust. I love the photos you shared. Have fun with the blogging break!

    xx, Richel Goes Places

  • It looks so pretty and so green! I love friendships like that, you know they'll last a lifetime when you can still feel like that after not seeing each other for ages! Hope you enjoy your holiday hun. Loving your Croatia Instagram snaps!

    Love Hannah xx

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  • The botanical garden is beautiful! I'm glad you aren't wasting one bit of summer and using it to explore 🙂

    Stacey + thebambieyes.com

  • I am indeed x Thank you, I'm glad I could inspire you. 😉 xx

  • That's true, these kind of friendships are the best ones! Thank you, I'm glad you like them! xx

  • That's what summer is for 😉 xx

  • Hamburg looks so beautiful and your photos are stunning. I always get so inspired reading your travel posts they are fab.
    It's great having friendships where you can be miles apart but still be so close. Can't wait to see your next travel post hun. 🙂 xx
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  • Thank you very much, a new one will be up tomorrow. 🙂 xx

  • These pictures are stunning! I've never been to Hamburg but would love to visit – hope you have the best time and enjoy taking a break from blogging and social, it does us all the world of good from time to time!

    Hayley xo
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  • It really does and it definitely helped me clear my head. Thank you! xx

  • These photos are beautiful, it looks like you had a great time!
    Aleeha xXx
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  • Thank you! xx