Goodbye England for 2012
I’m heading off to Hamburg in Germany tomorrow, where I’ll be spending a week with my auntie Maliheh and my cousins Nazanin and Nafiser. I planned the trip to coincide with New Year’s Eve, and as I haven’t seen them in a good long while, I’m really looking forward to catching up.
My visit to Hamburg will also mark my twelfth trip in the space of 12 months. I realise that sounds perfectly executed but it was actually a completely unplanned feat. I do hope the next 12 months brings the same, and that I’ll be ending 2013 in a different country again though.
Anyway, before I leave our little island for the urban loveliness of Northern Germany, I wanted to post about an excellent little book I’ve been reading. It’s called Hamburg: A Cultural and Literary History and it’s by Matthew Jefferies, taken from The Cities of the Imagination Series.
I’m a dedicated fan of the traditional guidebook, but because I’m already pretty familiar with Hamburg, I wanted something a little bit different. When I saw this book, the purchase made perfect sense; I love culture, literature and history, so it’s the perfect volume for someone like me.
With just enough detail to offer a depth of understanding and not so much that it’s boring, this is probably one of my favourite finds in the travel book category.
Bag yourself a copy for just £10.44 on Amazon.co.uk here.