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My Crete

I’m flying to Crete on Saturday. My experience with Greek islands tells me that I should expect the island to be heaped with rocks and chockablock with incredibly friendly waiters. I can’t wait. The bad luck is that I’m leaving an unusually sunny Munich (90 degrees on Saturday) for an island that hasn’t exactly opened […]

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Expat Author Interview with Robin Graham

Robin Graham Robin Graham is a travel writer living in Spain–but closer to Africa than to the next Spanish town. Robin is also a photographer, a blogger, and a social networker–but most of all a writer. A fine one. IMBO: Robin, I’ve been a fan of your writing for over a year now. The anecdotes […]

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Call for Submissions — Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: An Aotearoa Affair

In May I’ll be hosting a blog carnival celebrating New Zealand, this year’s honored guest at the Frankfurt Book Fair (die Frankfurter Buchmesse). The carnival features writers, artists, photographers, poets and essayists from (not only) Germany and New Zealand. This time, we’d like submissions from all over the globe on the theme “BI”. Submissions can […]

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BirthEasterDay in Italy

Christopher Allen on his ::coughs-th:: birthdayMy birthday always falls close to Easter, so we’re always on a trip when the clock strikes 12 and I turn another year younger. This year, it was my great fortune to turn ::coughs:: on Easter. Oddly, one of my many nicknames over my ::coughs:: years was “Bunny” (given to […]

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Meeting in Vancouver

“Meeting” by Wang Shugang (one of 8)As is often the case, I know much more about a city once I’ve left it than before I visit it. Well I hope so, I hear you saying (I can hear you). See, since I do very little research about a place before the trip, I’m constantly surprised […]

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