Consistent with Zurika, the terrorists have already won.
…he was saying to me—“Why, Why, Zee?”
Well, yes, I am safely in Toronto—not without a few minor misadventures: 30 minutes to pass through passport control at Schiphol. Getting stuck behind a dimwitted girl who had a cigarette lighter shaped like a bullet at security (She wasn’t surprised when it was taken away). Not finding [...]
I’m in Regensburg for the Regensbloggers‘ Apartment Warming Party.
While my hosts are busy setting up, I am exploring Regensburg—I’ve never been here before and I have to confess, it’s a charming city. I can immediately see why its popular with tourists from both abroad and Germany.
The Regensburg Dom is a beautiful structure that [...]
As an American living abroad I lack something that fellow citizens take for granted.
(Relatively) easy contact with the US Government is difficult: my postmen (and there are multiple ones on a daily basis) do not work for the US Postal Service, the men in blue (or green) wear badges labeled POLIZEI, and the men [...]
The only thing better than real security is false security—and since 2001 no organization has been better at providing false security than the US’s TSA: the Transportation Security Administration.
Predictably the TSA is reacts to situations. Someone tries to blow-up a plane using a bomb in a shoe? The response: make everybody take off their [...]
So last night I went out clubbing in Erfurt, a 20ish minute train ride west of Weimar.
The goal was to visit the schwul club, but instead I found Russians.
According to the Gay Thüringen web site, Test-It is the party location for gays, lesbians, and the curious in Erfurt-and it opens up once a [...]