Hello! I’m still alive! The last four months have been a complete whirlwind and I’ve felt guilty for abandoning the blog during that time. I’ve been working on some exciting things though! Since my last post I was on Martha’s Vineyard at the end of summer and by mid-October, I was back in Hamburg with Lukas. Throughout November we were apartment hunting and by December we found a new place in HafenCity and moved in! Right before Christmas, I flew back to Boston to be with my family for a couple weeks and right after New Year’s I was on my way to Washington DC. I was in Washington for an intensive government course with my university where I received a crash course on the ins and outs of media, politics, and advocacy where I met many interesting and brilliant minds such as Chuck Todd, Jen Psaki, Michael Steele and too many to name. I hope to be able to write more about those experiences soon. Unfortunately, by the end of my time in DC, I had caught that dreaded flu (me along with millions of others this year! Ugh!) and booked an early flight out. I spent one more week in Boston with family before heading back to Hamburg just over a week ago. Now, I’m trying to get settled in Hamburg, launch my startup (yay!!), all while managing three more classes this semester. Please let me learn how to cut down on procrastination this year!
Needless to say, things have been hectic and I’ve barely had any time to reflect and write about it. Slowing things down this week, I’ve been doing my best to take advantage of Hamburg’s sunny moments and get outside. It’s terribly easy to focus in on work all day and forget to give your eyes a break yet we almost always feel better once we do. Lukas and I went for a small walk around the neighborhood today, first stopping at Lieblingsplatz for a hot chai latte (also to be used as hand warmers), and walking semi-aimlessly through Speicherstadt.
Around lunch time we decided to try a place we’ve been eyeing, Maiglückchen, and happened to be one of the first ones there right before the lunch rush! It was absolutely DELICIOUS and we both know we’ll be back for sure! I opted for the red Thai curry and Lukas had the salmon bento. Both were really amazing and well priced for lunch! Especially as portions were massive, L had to help me finish mine. Below are some extra photos from the restaurant.
Red Thai Curry dish from Maiglückchen
I’m happy to be back writing and I’m looking forward to sharing my adventures again. We have three trips booked for this year including in Italy, Greece, and back to Martha’s Vineyard of course. I hope you’ll continue to follow along 🙂 xo, Rebecca