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Another Chance for Usedom

Elli and Peet in Heringsdorf, UsedomRecently, I dissed the Baltic Sea. I called it a ‘make-do’ sort of vacation spot. I pooh-poohed the smoked and pickled fish thing. I did. I haven’t become a fan of smoked and/or pickled fish, but I have warmed up to Usedom. But maybe it was because Usedom warmed up […]

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Z is for Zillertal

Sexy CowFor the last 18 years, I’ve been hearing Germans talk about where they renew their mental strength, where they recharge their batteries. For lots of Europeans–not just Germans–the place to do this is on a beach; but for lots of others, this place is the mountains. You’re either one or the other, unless you’re […]

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Guest Reader at SmokeLong Quarterly

Hi, sweet IMBO readers!You may know me solely as the adorable, self-deprecating curator of this here travel blog, but if you gently scrape a couple of layers off, you’ll see there’s more to the man behind the gas mask. Besides being a writer of (mostly) quirky short fiction, I’m also an editor–the managing editor of […]

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