May 2024


Whatchamacallit 94: Whisky with a View

This painting, Whisky with a View, currently hangs above my whisk(e)y collection.

I bought it directly from Julie Galante, the artist, for £100 plus £12 shipping and handling in August 2016.

There are quite a few things that this painting reminds me: the obvious whisk(e)y connection, sitting above my whisk(e)y collection, the glimpse of […]

Suddenly I have a free weekend in September.

Due to the fact that I am extremely uncomfortable with the direction that some want the Whiney Expatriate Blogger Meet-Up to take, I am no longer a co-host for WEBMU 2012 in Berlin.

Not yet sure what I will do, but I imagine it will involve sand.

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The Number 1 Event in Berlin this Year: WEBMU 2012!

This year is the 775th anniversary of Berlin, and, as in every year, there are a ton of events going on: Berlin Marathon, Christopher Street Days, the Entzaubert alternative DIY GLBT film festival, fireworks, and the Festival of Lights – to name a few.

But clearly, all of these events are competing to be the […]

WEBMU 2012 – Those Whiney Expatriate Bloggers are picking a Meet-Up Spot

It’s springtime in Germany and, therefore, time to talk about where the English speaking expatriate bloggers living in Germany are going to get together in the fall to complain about Germany…

Gosh, that sounds convoluted:

If you are an English speaking, expatriate blogger based in Germany and want to join the 2012 meet-up for people […]

Upholding Tradition: the TQEQE 2011 at Maxbar in Köln

I’m back in Berlin recovering from the 2011 Whiney Expatriate Blogger Meet-Up, which was held in Cologne this year.

The 2011 WEBMU was fantastic and I heartily thank our fantastic hosts for putting together a very nice program that included lots of beer, a nice tour of the city, and a lot more beer.

As […]

4,450 Miles From Your Door: Expect a Break-In…

I’m happy to report that I had a great day yesterday, save for two points, having traveled from Germany’s worst city to, uh…, Indiana’s largest formation that closest resembles a city, known as Indianapolis.

Actually let me back up one half step – really my whole trip has been great, except for two points, which […]

WEBUM – Queer Expedition

In my humble opinion, the most highly anticipated event during the Whiney Expatriate Bloggers Unmissable Meetup – the WEBMU – is the (now) annual Queer Expedition, which is now in its third year.

Two years ago, in Dresden, Ian, of Letters Home, and I checked out its tiny and noisy gay scene on Friday night—it […]

Expatriates Meeting in Munich!


Yesterday it dawned on me that it’s almost time for the Whiney Expatriate Blogger Unmissable Meet-up!

It will certainly be a moist time for all.

From September 4-6 I’ll be down in Munich for the largest gathering of complaining German expatriates bloggers in 2009. We’ll be visiting all the best spots that […]

Toll Herbst

This is the first of three weekends where I am taking exciting trips to lands more distant an hour from Weimar.

Tomorrow I head up to Bremen for the Fourth Annual Whiney Expatriate Blogger Meet-Up. It’s not too late to join in; if you’re interested you should check out Germany Doesn’t Suck for more details.


Foreign Complainers to Unite in Bremen!

I doubt there any expats-oriented readers of my blog in Germany that don’t read at least one, if not all, of the more famous expatriate blogs like Germany Doesn’t Suck, HeisseScheisse, or Cheeseburgers and Sauerkraut.

The Whiney Expatriate Blogger Meet-Up in one month’s time, September 27, is probably not news for such readers. In the […]