• {Travel} #Take12Trips Travel Challenge ~ Month Seven

    I know I just recently shared month six of the #take12trips travel challenge a mere two weeks ago but it’s time again to share month seven of my #take12trips travel challenge which I started December 2015 in hopes of documenting my travels near and far. Though I have not yet shared my weekend getaway to Hamburg, I did share my weekend getaway outfit(s) that I donned whilst I was in Hamburg.

    Month seven started like most of my weekend getaways, the difference being (1) I had known about it for a while that I would be going and (2) this would be with the youth from my Church and not my spontaneous solo travel kind of weekend getaway but nonetheless I intended to make the most of this getaway and I am so glad that I went.

    As mentioned above, I had known I would be going to Hamburg with the youth from my church and since we wanted to go on Friday to make a longer weekend I booked my time off well in advance. I did what I do with my solo weekend getaway trips, I booked the afternoon off (so half day) and worked the morning before heading off to the airport to meet the gang.

    I will be honest, though this was a church gathering, I am a bit nervous as none of the people I was traveling with from London Heathrow did I know well enough to conversant with except for the Youth leader who has known me since we moved to the UK over 15 years ago now. I don’t really know why I was nervous because I ended up talking for England you couldn’t shut me up if you tried. The flight was only 1.5 hours, seating with two guys one Zambian (as fate would have it as I am British Zambian) and one South African guy and we chatted the entire flight and I felt I had made two friends.

    Arriving in Hamburg, we took a train from the airport to Hauptbahnhof Sud (South central station) which faces the Generator Hostel where we spent the weekend. This was my first time staying in a hostel and I can honestly say I was truly impressed it is certainly worth the money. The rooms were clean, we have 3 bunk beds sleeping 6 people with private toilet and bathroom which I should totally complain about because they were so tiny you had to walk side ways if you were not slimmer than 12 stone but at least it was clean.

    Friday we spent the remainder of the day after arriving acquainting ourselves with our roommates also church members but from other congregations, I was allocated to the Irish group and I am so thankful because we became instant friends and did everything together. Throughout the weekend we made some unforgettable memories so much that we are all meeting up in Dublin to cement our friendships before we go our separate ways but I hope it was be the end for us 4.

    I will share a separate post on what we got up to whilst in Hamburg, the pictures above should be an indication of how much fun we had, the views we saw and the weather we experienced which was 100% summer.

    That’s it for my month seven of the #take12trips travel challenge, anyone can take part in this challenge you do not have to wait until January to start (as mentioned above I started in December last year), you can start anytime and the travel doesn’t have to be abroad. I just made it a person decision to document my travels abroad.

    Have you ever been to Hamburg or Germany?



    1. June 16, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      I’ve never been but I would love to go for the Christmas markets!

      • June 16, 2016 / 6:09 pm

        It would be awesome to visit during the Christmas market

    2. June 15, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      I have not been to Hamburg but I have heard it’s beautiful with plenty to do and see.

      • June 16, 2016 / 9:03 am

        Yeo there is plenty to do and it is gorgeous

    3. June 15, 2016 / 1:34 am

      I am yet to visit hamburg or germany at all actually but I’d really like to, especially for the christmas markets xxx

      • June 15, 2016 / 5:59 am

        I want to go for the Christmas market this year too

    4. June 14, 2016 / 3:41 pm

      Will be in Hamburg in September and might stay for six months. Haha

      • June 14, 2016 / 6:18 pm

        Oh wow six months that’s awesome

    5. June 14, 2016 / 12:33 pm

      I’ve never been to Hamburg or Germany but it looks like you had a great time! I would love to go to Berlin first but Hamburg has also been highly recommended.

      • June 14, 2016 / 1:54 pm

        Yea Berlin is on my bucketlist so hopefully I can go soon

    6. June 14, 2016 / 9:06 am

      I’ve never been to Germany, but I’m planning on swinging via it on our return back to the UK on our Euro Road Trip! You’ve documented it as a lovely place to visit, looking forward to reading your upcoming 5 posts on the #Take12Trips adventure

      • June 14, 2016 / 9:29 am

        Oooh have fun on your Euro road trip, so jealous. I can not wait to share the remainder of my take12trips challenge

    7. June 13, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      I’ve not been to Hamburg but have family there. I will have to visit one day soon. The photos look great!

      • June 13, 2016 / 10:10 pm

        Thanks, you should. I now have friends I can visit there.

    8. June 13, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      It sounds like a lovely break, and with great weather. We have just been to France for the first time – and it rained all day, every day! Kaz x

      • June 13, 2016 / 10:09 pm

        Awww bless, I am going this coming weekend and I am hoping for good weather

    9. June 13, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Aw glad that even though you were nervous you managed to make friends on the flight. Hamburg is far nearer than I thought!

      • June 13, 2016 / 10:07 pm

        Thanks Ana I am glad I went

    10. June 13, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      I haven’t been to either, but it looks like you had a great time.

      • June 13, 2016 / 7:43 pm

        I did indeed

    11. June 13, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Sounds like you had such a great time! I cant wait to hear more x

      • June 13, 2016 / 4:48 pm

        I sure did it was amazing

      • June 13, 2016 / 4:45 pm


    12. June 13, 2016 / 8:48 am

      Wow! It sounds as though you have had an amazing time and the experiences you have had x

      • June 13, 2016 / 9:11 am

        I am definitely having fun on my travel challenge thanks

    13. June 12, 2016 / 10:32 pm

      What a great idea. Shame my 12 trips would all be in my town lol. Glad you had a good time 🙂

      • June 12, 2016 / 11:01 pm

        I think that’s still lovely if you can explore your own back yard so to speak

    14. June 12, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      That’s so good that you made friends with a lot of people from the group, bet you’re glad you went x

      • June 12, 2016 / 11:00 pm

        I am so glad I went I loved every minute of it

    15. June 12, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Sounds like you really had a good time! Fab photos

      • June 12, 2016 / 10:59 pm

        Thanks so much and yes I did

    16. June 12, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Oh it sounds like you had a blast! I love this series, I would love to do something like this in years to come!

      • June 12, 2016 / 10:58 pm

        I did indeed and it’s been awesome so far

    17. June 11, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Sounds like you had a great time, look forward to reading your post on the rest of your trip. Love the idea of the #take12trips, if I wasn’t saving to move out I would definitely give it a go

      • June 11, 2016 / 10:13 pm

        I did thank you, it was so much fun and good luck with your saving

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