I visited Hamburg on what was such a spontaneous trip, it was short and it was all I needed to switch off before taking on a big project. I hadn’t really planned what to do or see. Typically I’m not a tourist kind of person, I like to blend in like a local. I like understanding the city, capturing its true essence and have a conversation about its history with citizen / resident and make new friends. I think, I managed to embrace the city by meeting my Greeter Susanne, who is a Hamburg Greeter. She was warm, friendly and invited me to know Hamburg from her perspective. Meeting her on my first day of the trip, set the scene well for me and I managed to explore more about the city based on her recommendation. We spoke about everything from architecture, culture, religion to Brexit, all over coffee and cake and length walk where nature witnessed our connection.

Samra, London, Oct 2017