Life should be an adventure and it is up to you to make it so. Turn tables, open forbidden doors and dance in the rain. The latter is exactly what I had expected last week when I decided to spontaneously book a trip to Hamburg. The weather report said that it would rain all day and the next day it was supposed to be dry. However I did not have a next day, I had one day. One day off and a great flight schedule. The question that lingers is; Why Not?
I kept thinking there must be crazier things out there then going on a one day trip. Ultimately I figured that if I went on day trips by car I could also do it by plane. No big deal. Umbrella in hand I headed to Northern Germany. I had roughly seven hours to spend in Hamburg so I had to do some good planning in order to see everything I wanted to see. Upon arrival I completely ditched my plan and decided to go for a very nice wander.
I have missed wandering around so incredibly much. Funny to say but the last time I wandered around was last year. Anyways I arrived at the city center of Hamburg and I immediately realised that staying home would have been a huge mistake. I mean my first sight was very impressive. I was surprised because it was not just what I saw in front of me, when I turned around I promptly concluded that living in Hamburg must be amazing. Note that I had been in Hamburg for about five minutes. One side there was amazing architecture and on the other a gorgeous sea view. I still think it is a correct conclusion.
Leaving that beautiful view behind I started wandering. The more lost I got, yes at some point I was actually lost, the more beautiful architecture I stumbled upon. I think I got lost because I was just looking up instead of around me to really pay attention to where I was going. Luckily I got hungry and I remembered seeing a place called Buffalo Steak House, so I reversed my route the best I could until I found it. I sat down for what I thought would be a semi-light lunch.
Really I could not have been more wrong. I basically had dinner at lunchtime, my lunch being steak, french fries and delicious bread. However I could not possibly be happier. Never in my day to day life would I consider having such a big meal at lunchtime. The furthest that I would go is having a double plate of pasta. I guess I will say ‘’Only when in Hamburg’’. It was good that I ate till I almost ripped my pants because I needed it for the next section of the day. Which was running. Running to hide from sudden rain spells.
I had not meant to shop but since they have several big shopping malls down there and it was raining very hard outside I decided I might as well shop. I did manage to not buy anything. Eventually the rains stopped and I could continue wandering. I found myself at the harbor where I could have sat for hours. There were a couple more things I wanted to see so I continued to my next few stops but returned rather quickly to soak up some more of the harbor views. I spent my last minutes there, even pushed my luck a little because I honestly did not want to return home.
I guess the lesson here is, time does not matter. What matters is how you use the time you have.