So my very own staycation week has come to a delightful close, and here’s what I discovered during it (first-timer report). When you’re on staycation and actually still staying at your own place…
You have to do chores, and while there’s more time for actual vacation activities, there will be a day when you might just be wrapping up loose ends or figuring something out. It doesn’t take away anything from the staycation, though of course I fully understand why people actually go away somewhere.
The security of home and all your favourite, familiar things being within reach is nice. You can also just imagine this is an Airbnb you rented out and wow, just how much it’s to your taste is uncanny.
There’s a fair amount of excitement involved in seeing what the staycation will be like, as well as switching your perspective to actually discovering what makes the city attractive for tourists, which is actually very pleasant to do in a large, but still low-key enough place like Hamburg.
You can definitely come back to a place you like or discovered without having to book a train or a flight.
It’s interesting to observe life on a weekday while everyone you know is at work, as opposed to the one weekend day you saved for getting out.
There is no FOMO.
You go out and about with the perfect mix of retained anonymity and the security of knowing where you are.
Hamburg is a lovely mix of casual and friendly as far as its population is concerned.
Finally, staycations are, surprise, surprise, cheaper!