Experience everything!

Victoria Chardon From London, UK 1 year in Hamburg Tech consultant for Google That looks like a pretty extreme experience! What made you decide to jump out of a plane? I’ve never liked flying and once had to be forcibly strapped into my seat on a tiny plane in Africa when I was trying to…

Social discovery – rethought

Julia Weber & Christian Kranemann From Uhldingen and Werne, Germany 3 years in Hamburg jetztra founders Hey guys! What’s jetztra, and how can we use it? jetztra is a social discovery app that connects people based on shared interests. The goal is to bring people together for activities in the offline world. Just like a…

Loving Hamburg after a long time abroad

Meike Neitz From Bremen 3 years in Hamburg You’re quite the nomad! Where in the world have you been? It really all started when I was only 15 years old and did a 3 month exchange program staying with a family on Vancouver Island, Canada. I had the best time of my life! There is…

Mixing heaven and hell always results in a great cocktail

Abdallah Nemer From Lebanon 4 years in Hamburg Student & refugee coach @ Aqtivus Which one is you in this photo? Where are you guys hanging out? I’m the one with the hat being carried. It’s quite an old photo, but we still as good as we did back then! It was taken in Bratislava….

Wannabe watchmaker

Gratian Permien From Hamburg Watchmaker Hi Gratian! Tell us, why do you love watches so much? A hard one right at the beginning… I guess it’s because of the metaphysics of time measurement. For me, a fascination for the time and the instruments needed to measure its passing automatically lead to asking the important questions:…

Nomadic artist

Johannes “Jonig” Hönig From Jena 2 years in Hamburg   You look like a wild guy! What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done? A couple years back, I wanted to take pictures of the sunrise from a volcano on Java. Equipped with a tent, I passed a sign telling me to stop, and that continuing…

Stand-up comedy and pizza: a perfect combination

Khalid Hussein From Tanzania 2 years in Hamburg Stand-up comedian   Captain Khalid, you look like the life of the party! What got you into stand-up comedy? “Life of the party” haha, I’ll take that as a compliment, I started off comedy 5 years ago back in Malaysia and the main goal was to make…

Seeing life as a journey

Zahra Lindenblatt From Stade 7 years in Hamburg Yoga teacher Hi Zahra! How did you discover yoga? I discovered yoga as a teenager but stopped following that path for a while. My uncle was practicing all kinds of different asanas and I thought he was a freak. My father is Yogi by birth, he is…

English-Language Funnies in Hamburg

  Trevor Ferdy From London, U.K. 1 year in Hamburg Comedian/Music and theatre teacher   You started a comedy show in Hamburg! Awesome. Where is it? Our comedy show, “The Hamburger’s Big Night Out” is on the first Thursday of each month at Bar Mathilde in Ottensen at 8pm. Hosted by myself, the first half…

In between worlds

Antje Tiedemann From Mexico City 2,5 years in Hamburg In what way are you in between worlds? I grew up in Mexico City to two German parents. I grew up not only bilingual but bicultural. I have always shared things with the German culture but also with the Mexican. I feel at home in both…