we like to plan ahead
The 2007 Whiney Expat Blogger in Germany Meet-Up is just around the corner so please, please, please pop over to J's blog and get your location vote in if you're thinking about attending. Right now it seems to be a toss up between Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Köln (Cologne) and Dresden (Dresden) but the tables could turn at any time. No date set as of yet, some time between September and November is a good bet. Once the location has been decided upon (voting closes on August 6!!), we can go from there.
The two previous meet-ups in Marburg and Bonn were a hoot. You absolutely don't have to be living in Germany to attend. All are welcome. You can bring your spouse/significant other and/or your kids. You can stay as long as you like or leave after an hour. You can be bright and bubbly and tell everyone how much you looooove being and expat or you can be cranky and bitter and whine the whole time. You can talk non-stop at the top of your voice or sit in a corner nursing your drink and quietly observing your fellow expats. As you can see, it's a no pressure event.
To help you get your bearings, here's a handy dandy map of Germany that I stole from J.
We went from 6 participants in 2005 to 15 in 2006. Let's see how many people we can get to show up this year!