From Germany, Italy and Greece via Instagram (Part 1)

I’m blogging right now from a cafe right in front of Corfu bus station, making the most of the 2-hour wait for the last bus to Paleokastritsa. This is the 8th day of my 9-day trip and where I am staying, a storm is currently raging. Not exactly the most ideal way to end my trip.

While I am not yet writing about it, I’ve posted lots of photos in Instagram and Twitter. And since I have enough time and fast internet connection now (it’s amazing how digitally-connected this part of Greece is), I thought I’d share with you come of the recent Instagram photos I took from my trip to Hamburg, Germany until my stormy visit to Corfu, Greece today.

I left Rotterdam Thursday last week for a maritime fair in Hamburg. I always enjoy watching the busy port of Hamburg from Kohlbrand Bridge which run from one side of the port to the other. It looks a lot like the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam only much higher.

From where we were staying, the Daily Fresh hotel and conference center, it is a 20-min drive to the city center. If you do not take the highway and use the shortcut passing by the port, this would be your view – cargo trains, rail tacks and lots of speeding lorries.


These model ships and yachts are just some of the highlight of the SMM 2012 in Hamburg. It was my first time to attend this event and the size of the shipping industry, clearly demonstrated there, was quite overwhelming.

I basically only had the afternoon and the evening to go around Hamburg city centre. That was my second time there and in both occasions I was always rushing. Hopefully on my return, I can stay a bit longer.

From Hamburg, we drove straight to Eindhoven airport where I boarded the plane to Sardinia, Italy. Another one of those places I frequent because of my work.