From Berlin I traveled to Hamburg via a ride-share with a German guy. Germany has the most heavily used ride-share system I’ve ever seen. It was no problem at all to get a lift from Berlin to Hamburg, and I’ve got another lined up to take me to Amsterdam this afternoon.

I’ve spent two nights in Hamburg, at a youth hostel. Hamburg is pretty cool. It’s a very international city, with lots of middle eastern and Indian stores. It is known for being the city where the Beatles got their start, and also for it’s famous red light district, the Reeperbahn (though nearby Amsterdam is hard to compete with in the red light department).

Yesterday I wandered around an interesting part of the city called Altona, and then went out in the evening with a couple other American visitors.

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