I had plans that if I woke up early I would head down to the Fishmarkets and since I was up at 5am thanks to the jetlag all was going well to fulfil that plan until I looked out the window and saw the large amount of rain falling from the sky. There was no way I was going out in the dark and rain to some unknown place especially since I wasn’t even sure how to get to the metro station.
So I stayed holed up inside until sheer boredom drove me out of the apartment into the rainy weather around 9:30am. It was soon as I stepped outside that I quickly came to the realisation that my clothes were not suited to a cold 10C rainy day in Hamburg, not even close. Unfortunately, being Sunday, nothing was open to remedy this. Therefore the shopping expedition will have to take place tomorrow evening.
I brought a street directory at Central Station and used it to find how to get from the metro station to my office so I won’t be wandering around completely lost tomorrow morning. I also checked out what shops were in the local shopping district for my great clothing expedition tomorrow.
Whilst wandering around in the rain, I texted a fellow Aussie, Amber, that I had met online to see if she was interested in meeting up and thus I found myself at her apartment in Altona having a gorgeous lunch with her and her girlfriend Leonnie. It was so lovely to just hang out at a friend’s place talking about lesbian film and bitching about Centrelink and the Australian government. It felt so normal and ordinary at a time where everything is so strange and alien. I can foresee that I’m going to need times like these to remain sane as I adjust to my new hometown.
My impression of Hamburg so far is that it is a gorgeous city, but the weather is shit. I have taken a couple of photos and will upload them tomorrow when I have some data available. Seems that my surf stick does have a daily data limit and I maxed it out downloading the season premiere of Bones. Whoops!