July 2024


My First 2015 Trip: Popping Around the USA!

As currently envisioned, 2015 is going to have a lot of travel – and virtually all of it vacation.

The past week and a half, I was stateside, hopping around: Las Vegas to see a college friend; San Diego to see ex-Berlin friends and a college friend; and Bloomington to see – well, to see […]

Gay Hiroshima

I did not set out to make this trip a party trip – this trip was, first and foremost, about seeing baseball games, while engaging in a bit of nuclear tourism. But that’s not to say I didn’t look up information about gay Hiroshima.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information about gay […]

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 […]

WEBUM-2010 is only a month away in Hamburg!

I’ve been a bad boy.

Unlike many other members of the expatriate blogging community in Germany, I haven’t promoted this year’s meet-up once! Therefore I feel like I should mention the fact that from September 10 through 12, a bunch of expatriate bloggers will hold a meet-up in Hamburg.

It is the fifth (I believe) […]

Lamb for Dinner

Last night I had dinner with Michele–we went to Rhodos Pallas, a Greek restaurant in Weimar that I’d overlooked. Anke told me that it existed and off we went. It is in the basement of a hotel (Bauhausstraße 12) and was cozy. I ordered the leg of lamb with eggplant–and the portion was huge, although […]

Bloomington Indiana: Tons of Things in One Dispatch

This is one of those moments where I have a ton of things to say, but it occurs to me that I’ll never have enough time to say it all in thematic blog posts unless the theme is “Bloomington, Indiana” – so here it is: one post, many things, one city.

My favorite coffee shop […]

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 […]

At A Gay Bar

Message Seen After Bottom's Up

This is not Vegas!

The Fourth Annual Whiney Expatriate Blogger Meet-up was great.

Getting together with 18 bloggers (including the Super-Sacks of German Expatriate Blogging!), and assorted “plus ones”, in Bremen was a great way to spend the weekend. It’s a genuine thrill to meet for the first time PapaScott, HeisseScheisse, and Deutschland über Elvis; as well as renewing […]

My Recent “So-Called” Gay Life

Now that I’m back in Weimar, it’s time to pause and reflect.

First up, you’ll be happy to know that I have no plans to go any further than 30km from my flat for approximately a month. I fully intend upon enjoying everything Weimar has to offer: Thüringen Bratwurst, Döner, and its quiet parks.

The […]