This is an assignment blog for the class Research Colloquium B at Hamburg University, part of the Erasmus Mundus master’s degree program in Journalism, Media and Globalisation. Learn more about the program and check out the author’s bio in the Erasmus Mundus Blue Book – Globalisation is You.

Alison Haywood is an internationally-published American journalist with a bad case of the travel bug. When not writing or studying, she can be found in major European cities sleeping on couches, writing in coffeeshops, and falling off bicycles. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Communication and German from Pacific Lutheran University and is currently pursuing a master’s in Journalism in Europe.

To get a glimpse of Hamburg through Alison’s eyes, learn about her past travels, and stay updated on what she’s doing, check out her personal travel blog, Following the Wanderlust.

For her complete professional portfolio, visit

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