Hamburger Schietwetter

drinking tea in Hamburg (in the Schetwetter)

Upon arriving in Hamburg last week, it looked like it’d rain and rain for the entire trip. Luckily, the sun came out, but only for a little while.

One day the weather report said it’d be clear skies all day, so I didn’t even bother taking any rain gear as I left the flat in the early morning sunlight. A decision for which I paid dearly when the skies opened up only half an hour later.

No-one’s complaining, mind you. This is one of the most beautiful places in all of Germany and the best part of a day in Hamburg?

Unlike other parts of this coffee drinking land, people really drink tea here. It’s a passion even.

One of my closest friends who I met through Tea Trade is coming to town tomorrow. Xavier and I spent time together at New Year’s and now we’re going to explore the world of norddeutschen Tee.

I assure you – blogging about out adventures is imminent.

Hamburger Schietwetter? Well, this is Plattdeutsch, which is an old form of German (heavily influenced by Dutch and English, even) that the northerners used to speak.

Many associate Platt with the sailors, as well. My mother-in-law used to teach me phrases in Platt. Wish I could remember some of it.

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  1. Yeah, I too was wondering where that picture was taken. Is that a hotel, or a friend’s house? Anyway, you never explained the term. Has it something to do with sheets?

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