April 2007


Gulbenkian Museums

Sunday, my last day in Lisbon, I got lucky.

Oddly enough, despite having been to Lisbon twice, I have not yet purchased the Lonely Planet Guide to Portugal—so when it comes to leisure activities in Lisbon, I am exceptionally clueless. I have only my friends and my gay guide to the planet to help me.


Happy Weekend!

Skin burning hot, yet I am chilled.

The sheets were a thousand dagger points, pushing against my skin.

Sunburn sucks, but it was worth it.

Probably no more blogging until Monday evening: I must change hotels and I am fairly certain my next hotel does not have net access.

Bag Check

Monday, when I wing my way back to Leipzig, I will have to check my bag.

I have no option because I spent 9,80€ on the bottle of Disoderme Gel, as seen to the right. It’s 150ml and for me, at least for now, it is essential.

I overexposed myself.

And I mean that in […]

So… Busted!

Yesterday’s tour of Portugal was not without its amusing aspects. I was taken around by J and M, who have a 2 year old daughter, R. The most amazing aspect of their daughter is that they are raising her to speak Portuguese (her mother’s native tongue), Swiss-German (her father’s native tongue), and English. Apparently the […]

Wednesday in Portugal

The weather turned out to be far nicer than forecasted: sunny, warm, and perfect. What follows is a photo essay of my day, in five pictures.

Never turn your back on the water, even when posing for a photo. I had a wet posterior for hours.

I think this is body surfing? Looks […]

The 25th of April

Right now I am sitting in my hotel lobby, using the free wifi to download some podcasts and read email. There’s another guy here using the wifi as well, plus two women, one of whom is wearing something that closely resembles the floral pattern of the quilt and drapes in the hotel rooms. In fact, […]

Lisbon on Monday

My first day in Lisbon was deceptively exhausting. After a pleasant lunch and a quiet afternoon, I headed out to wander around the city.

So far my methodology for exploring Lisbon is as follows: Get on Metro, take to a distant station, and then walk back. This time I took the Metro to Sao Sebastiao, […]

Hotel Mystery

I arrived at my hotel in Lisbon without any problems whatsoever—from plane to hotel could not have been much more than 15 minutes, and a few minutes later I had removed my pants and put on a pair of shorts—much more appropriate for the hottest weather I’ve encountered this year: 26°C, or about 80°F.

The […]

Leipzig and Beyond

Saturday night in Leipzig was both busy and quiet. Busy in that there was a mega-cross-town “event” with a whole lot of music on a whole lot of stages. Quiet in the fact that I decided I really only wanted to hit the G-Garage for dancing and not participate in the larger concert event.

Quiet, […]

Mini Meet-Up

My lunch with Cathy and B. went really well—it was great seeing the two of them in the happy environs of Leipzig.

I did have my gay moment with the two: I made them go to Saturn to purchase the Eurovision 2007 double-CD with me. The music is now on my nano – soon to […]