April 2024


The bloggers I most want to meet, 2011 Edition

Every so often I sit back and think about the bloggers I want to meet.

Sometimes I tell them, sometimes I don’t.

This time I’m sharing the list with you—and it is in no particular order, so don’t read anything into the sequencing.

The Texpatriate: The Texpatriate is a Texan living in Norway. Her upstairs […]

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-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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yearning to…

One of the best things about my trip to Dresden was the fact that I went to the Think Pink dance party and had, fort he most part, a great time.

It put me in a dancing state-of-mind.

Unfortunately it’s a state-of-mind that cannot be resolved in Weimar, it requires travel. I even went so […]

Dresden Photos

I finally uploaded a few photos from Dresden. One is below, the rest are on my Flickr Dresden Set.

More on Dresden

The Whiney Expat Blogger Meet-Up was, in my personal estimation, a great success.

It was great meeting Eurotrippen’s B again; seeing the Big Wide World’s Cathy somewhere other than the Erfut-Weimar-Jena triad; and then catching up with people I’ve only read before (Germany Doesn’t Suck’s J; Mausi; and C N Heidelberg), as well as people […]

A Colorado Kind of Evening

I could write a lot about the Whiney Ex-Pat Blogger Meet-Up in Dresden, but I figure that there were ten bloggers running around in a pack, and since we’re all writers, it’s going to be covered in a variety of ways over the next week.

Obviously, with an introduction like that, this will not really […]