By Deniz Yaşar, who arrived in Hamburg to complete a masters in energy efficiency and fell in love with the city; one that appeals to his love for sustainability, bicycle repairs and jazz.
Edited by Jessica Wright
After four years in this bustling trade centre that my friends and I refer to as “Pearl of the North” I still find so much special about the place; a shining watery gem full of the contrast between the strikingly modern and classic old-world. A place imbued with the spirit of revolution and communal resistance which flows with the magical pull of the ocean, lakes and canals. Taking a bike ride or a stroll through this maritime city I always get the feeling of being right by the water, and even after the hundredth bike ride there are still new bridges and streets to take, tiny jazz clubs to discover, green spaces and arty suburbs to explore.