Today on Lauren on Location, we have Van of Snow in Tromso here to tell us about her ideal day in Hamburg! If you happened to read my past post, “I’ve left my heart in so many places,” you already know that a huge piece of me resides in Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany is the city of my ancestors and therefore has always been really important to me. When
Truthfully, my heart belongs to the world. As John Green so eloquently put it: “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” I often find myself torn between the comfortable familiarity of home and the longing need for adventure. It’s no question that in only 22 years on this earth, I am extremely lucky to have traveled to so
I’m really backed-up on posts right now, so bare with me as they come in little spurts of ideas. I’ve been traveling Europe with my parents and my little cousin Sierra for the past 3 weeks, combining a hectic schedule, a lot of exhaustion and a lack of WIFI. A few weeks ago, during our 3-week journey, we decided to take an “alternative tour” of
“A person is only forgotten when his or her name is forgotten.” Gunter Demnig, the artist of the Stolpersteine, cites this quote on the project’s homepage. In 1996 he began a symbolic art project laying “commemorative brass plaques” to honor and remember victims of National Socialism. He places these “stumbling stones” in front of the victim’s last known location or an address of choice. Yesterday, I
Today I set out on a journey… one that I’ve been dreaming of for as long as I can remember. A journey into my past, my family’s past and a history I hold close to my heart. I am finally discovering the city of Hamburg, Germany. The city of my grandfather and his fathers before him…. My grandfather (right) and great-grandfather (left) in Hamburg, Germany.