June 2024


Last Weekend I escaped to Hamburg…

The BallinStadt Auswanderermuseum in Hamburg.

When I realized that my BahnCard was expiring (I’d cancelled it), I decided to take one more trip using it… and it was off to Hamburg I went.

I wanted a quiet weekend with interesting things, and a quiet weekend with interesting things I got.

Friday evening I did […]

A Pervert’s Guide to the Miniatur Wunderland

Temporary Invalid once appeared in photos like this.

This past weekend I headed up to Hamburg in order to visit my favorite Temporary Invalid – ideal timing because he was mobile enough to get around, but not mobile enough to escape me.

Given that I’d never actually been to Hamburg’s biggest small attraction, the […]

Stylin’ – getting a new groove on…

For those of you who haven’t looked at my blog since, uh, this evening, welcome to the newly restyled TQE site.

I actually downloaded the new theme about a month ago – because while I liked the old theme, the original author hadn’t actually updated it for… uh… years. I think the most recent updates […]

Hafengeburtstag Hamburg 2012: Partying like a teenager!

Borkum, German Customs Ship

This past weekend I was Nautical Adam – I popped up to Hamburg to see Mr. Letters Home and his family. Completely by chance, it happened to be the Hafengeburstag weekend.

That is, it was the harbor’s birthday – and I’m not really sure why, because it seems pretty young […]

German, French, Spanish, and British collaboration, coming together in Hamburg: Airbus

Thursday I went to Hamburg—a one-night journey—in order to visit one of Hamburg’s most advanced factories, the Airbus facility.

I can’t really explain how it happened to come to be this week, but essentially I remember that Airbus was in Hamburg after the Whiney Expatriate Blogger Meet-Up, and then I sort of started making plans, […]

TQEQE 2010: That Queer Expatriate’s Queer Expedition in Hamburg

It feels like a lot longer ago, but last Sunday I, along with my roommates for the weekend (Snooker in Berlin, the Regensbloggers, and the Zurikas), was struggling to catch the ferry to the closing WEBUM/WEBMU 2010 Brunch on the Alster in Hamburg.

We were struggling because Saturday night was my annual expedition where I […]

Last Friday in Lüneburg

Last Friday was the Umlaut Sidetrip to Lüneburg for WEBUM/WEBMU 2010. I finally uploaded pictures from the trip, so I thought I would share some of my favorites.

Lüneburg's decorated its utility boxes–this one to look like an apartment building.

This is the "Unterkirche" for a church in Lüneburg. Quiet and dramatic.

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 […]

Random Things: I promise not to do this too often.

I have a zillion things running through my mind and I need to get them off my chest, so here goes nothing:

Penny Markt, home of Happy End toilet paper, is selling a Coca-Cola duvet and pillow cover set for 20€ this week. I want a set and I made a plan to go buy […]

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) […]