September 2010


WEBUM (or is it WEBMU) 2010 Hamburg was excellent.

I’m happy to report that I’m on my way home from my weekend away in Hamburg.

This weekend was the annual “Whiney Expatriate Blogger Unmissable Meetup,” an even where a number of expatriate bloggers get together and complain—or at least gossip.

Each year a hardworking local team puts together an amazing program and all I have to do is show up and enjoy the fun. I haven’t yet (so far) had to plan anything, make lists of recommended hotels, pick restaurants, or deal with any of the little details that makes the difference between a bunch of people happening to come together at the same time and an enjoyable gathering of people.

From start to finish it was a wonderfully relaxing and informative weekend, which, for early arrivals like me, included a side trip to Lüneburg Friday, in addition to the other regularly scheduled events like dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and a walking tour of Hamburg.

I’ll have more to say later, but off the top I want to thank our hosts: Ian in Hamburg (Letters Home), PapaScott (PapaScott), Mandi (No Apathy Allowed), and Emily (Transkitten).

Right now, I must confess, that I am exhausted. After three late nights and three (relatively) early mornings, my body is telling me it’s time to snooze. Instead I am fighting to stay away so that once I get home I can take a nap in my own bed.

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