So I arrived on Thursday in Hamburg where I rendezvoused with an old friend of mine from high school, Jan (pronounced Yann) Kagel. He then took me to his home in Großhansdorf, and that’s where I’ve been staying and will be staying until school starts back up again. Lemme give you the rundown:
I arrived and we went to see Avatar in 3-D. Even though I had already seen it, it was cool to see it not only in 3-D, but also in German.
Jan took me into Hamburg! We first saw Miniature Wonderland, which is a really big train set. They make it look like different areas around the world. It was neat and funny because the little plastic figures were positioned in hilarious situations. Such as bank robberies, car accidents, and other mini cute adventures that were really funny. Then Jan showed me.. I guess you could call it the Harbor.. Here’s some pictures.
It was snowing which made it more of an adventure! As you can see, the water was frozen which was pretty neat! Then he took me to the Hamburg Rathaus. That’s where the Bürgermeister (mayor) does his thang. It was a very beautiful building with intricately designed rooms. For example, there was one room where the walls were made of the leather of American Bison. Then there was another room where all the wood was carved by orphans. Horrible ways of acquiring such beautiful works of art but, whatever, people thought differently back in the day, and it would be a waste of Bison skin and child labor to not enjoy it today.
Then on Saturday, Jan, his family and I went back to the frozen lake. His family is really nice and really funny!
Indeed that is his aunt wearing a chicken hat!
We had lots of fun doing winter related activities.
After the winter festivities, Jan and I went to his friend Kevin’s house and met up with other guy-pals and whatnots. There we watched a movie and then they decided I needed to go see this place in Hamburg called Reeperbahn. And Reeperbahn is a story for another post, because right now it is late and Reeperbahn needs lots of explaining! It was fun, but let’s just say I now know why Uncle Leon has chosen Hamburg as his permanent residence.