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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Expat Author Interview with Michelle Elvy

Michelle ElvyFrom a spacious Edwardian mansion to a little green sailboat, Michelle Elvy has come–or drifted–a long way to a larger, yellow sailboat named Momo. She was born in North Carolina but grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She’s lived in New Orleans, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich (yay!) and Leipzig, a thrilling place to be in the […]

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Expat Author Interview with Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Inka Piegsa-Quischotte alias The Glamour Granny Inka Piegsa-Quischotte is what you might call a ‘dual’ expat. At present, she lives in Turkey and Miami, Florida. She was born in Germany but went to university in Switzerland, the UK and Spain. She’s been travelling her entire life – first with her parents, then on her own. […]

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Have a Travel Blog!

Hi Pretty IMBO reader. I’m still gallivanting–do people still do that?–in British Columbia, but while I’m gone why not check out one of the best Travel Blogs out there: No Vacation Required. Kent and Caanan are two guys who’ve made “Vacation” their life. They’ve also made it their mission to share their dream with you…in […]

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Top Ten Worst Air Passengers of 2010

Christmas in Singapore(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) ______________________________ Another installment in the series Lessons from a Wise Sky. Merry Christmas, everyone! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, well Merry all-the-other-holidays too! I thought some of you might be taking to the skies this […]

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Two Types of People in this World

A very Wise SkyAnother installment in the series Lessons from a Wise Sky. Yes, we’ve all heard it. There are two types of people in the world: those who believe there are two types of people in the world and those who don’t. It’s so true. But seriously, there are indeed two types of people […]

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Third Time’s the Charm?

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) _________________________________ Gelid. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of my third trip to Prague. It was fifteen years ago. A friend who was teaching in Lithuania had come to Munich for a Christmas […]

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Lessons from a Wise Sky: Number Three

A Wise SkyI very rarely need to talk. Often, I go all day without opening my mouth (I can eat through my ears). As a language teacher, I’ve been trained to listen patiently, nod occasionally and smile. I’m not a good listener; I’m the best (except of course when I’m eating through my ears). Why […]

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Lessons from a Wise Sky: Number Two

A Wise SkyWhen I fly, I always have something gluten-free in my backpack. Be prepared, right? Well, I haven’t always been such a Boy Scout. This lesson took me several years to learn, like playing the clarinet or acquiring Urdu. Last year I was on my way back to Munich from Nashville on my whipping-boy […]

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