An Island in the Baltic Sea by Pamela Hensley

My cousin Martin lives a clay-tiled house on an island in the Baltic Sea. Set back from the road, or what they call a road, a single lane of concrete slabs placed one after the other an axle-width apart, the house is one of four or five on a stretch of land above the shore. […]

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Another Chance for Usedom

Recently, 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 too. We had mostly excellent […]

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City Hopping — Warnemünde

It is said that the little spa towns along the shores of the Baltic Sea have their charms.Well, I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again here: this place is a make-do sort of holiday destination with samey architecture–well maintained villas, small hotels and little huts that sell smoked fish–and an uneasy feeling of […]

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A Strandkorb on the Baltic Sea

Usedom — Strandkörbe(Very important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves this annoying glitch. Love and peace to you, adorable reader!) For years and years and years, I’ve heard how the Germans love to go to the Baltic Sea on holiday. The pictures–windswept beaches with shivering vacationers […]

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