Gems and Germany plus Bouchercon

Well, we’re back from the justly fabled Munich Gem and Mineral Show and we’re exhausted, but it was worth every minute. You cannot believe how big the show was – five display halls, each of which felt larger than a football field, each absolutely stuffed with vendors, exhibits, and activities.…

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German Christmas Markets 2017

I had never been to a German Christmas Market, so when in early fall of 2017 The Husband mentioned a tour being led by a friend of his I was enthusiastic. We signed up immediately, finally flying into Stuttgart for a seven day, seven city tour of southern Germany and…

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