travelling, Berlin

Book 2: travelling, and we still need to talk about sex

published country by country, (10) Berlin

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Berlin, by Charlie Alice Raya

travelling, and we still need to talk about sex

Travelling around the world, Alice and her team further an international network for the Easy Town Project. Travelling with them are the past, personal demons, prejudice and unwittingly the issue of sex.

‘(…) we can continue to whine about the state of the world, or we can employ our imagination and explore how to do better.’

book 2/1, travelling, Happy Flying

from book 2/2, travelling, Berlin

Pink Blondi was driving, Mo was twirling his green hair, blowing bubbles, and the battered Opel stuttered towards the exit of the carpark, the one just across from the terminal at Airport Schönefeld. Neither Blondi nor Mo looked like they had ever bothered with growing up. And Alice liked them. But she was glad that they were strangers, that there was no obligation to talk. Not after the first hello.
In the back, Alice pushed the suit jacket into her overnight bag and slipped into a light fleece jacket to hide the business blouse. The fleece jacket. One of Hachiro’s creations. He asked her back in June for input on the outfits for Germany, and she replied: ‘It would be great if you could make it about Berlin, my Berlin — and let it be snotty, a bit rundown and stubborn.’
‘Like punk?’
‘Yeah, a bit but less restricted to one particular style more a jumble of whims but without any fuss or too many exaggerations, and practical.’
‘The kind of cool no one suspects to be cool next year. But it will be.’
She hadn’t seen many of the Berlin outfits so far, but for all she knew, Hachiro had excelled himself once again, and maybe these results were his most playful yet. The dark grey fleece she was wearing now was draped to fit tightly and display a high, somewhat queenly, collar. You could undrape the fleece and end up with an asymmetric hoodie skirt with red splashes, and revealing some buckles which would allow you to transform the skirt into a shopping bag.
Alice ran her hand over the soft sleeve and smiled, an eagle was rising from the hem of the sleeve.
Leaning back in the seat, she looked out of the window, just as Blondi left the carpark and queued at the traffic lights. Alice didn’t like the drive from Schönefeld to Schöneberg, but for all she knew, this might be the last time she would ever make it. For a while, she kept looking out of the window: motorway, business parks, a bit of green, and then a long, straight street lined with detached houses. Just as dreary as it had always been. The cloudy grey in the sky didn’t help to improve the view.
Alice took her phone from the bag, turned it on and logged into the Hub. Time to take a look. After tapping the white screen three times, she nearly turned the phone off again. Seventy-two missed phone calls and three-hundred and twenty-eight texts.
She scrolled down the list of people who had tried to get in touch. Jack had sent by far the most texts. Alice scrolled up again and clicked on Bertok’s name. Two texts seemed manageable.



I called Devery earlier. Great listener, a huge bag of experience, and a sober mind (contrary to my present me mind). He managed to get me out of that self-pity pit. Said it’s always better to create something extraordinary than to waste your life in a safe bubble.

book 2/2: travelling / Berlin

Chapters included
Berlin, Postscript, Afterthought

Alice still has a flat in Berlin, and it’s time for her to wrap up her old life, before moving to London. Someone helps via the phone, and another goodbye is due as well. Back with her team, she has a surprise for Andy, who struggles with the news.

tags: Blondi and Mo, Berlin, home and not, the past, wrapping up, texting, on the train, saying goodbye on a hill, saying goodbye to the night, memories, running out of mistakes, planet hopping, a clear cut, the team, lesbians, toasts and all cards on the table, explicit remarks, beefs with politics, a lawyer, a party night, a narrative

Pages: 90, 23k
Format: ePub
Price: €1.50 (incl. VAT)

publishing date: end of February 2021

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Reading order, single chapters and extracts

Yes, you can read book 2 before book 1, or just the one or the other.

All books after book 1 will have a recap with relevant scenes and information about the previous book(s).

Yes, you can read a single country chapter. Each single chapter has a recap with things you need to know for that part of the story.

Extracts usually don’t contain significant spoilers and focus on discussions or statements which require little or no story background.

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All prices are the same internationally and include VAT. This means that my earnings differ from country to country while every reader pays the same worldwide.

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Prices are determined by the word count, a top up for publishing and a universal VAT, hence the fancy numbers.

The price is always the same whether you buy single chapters of book 2 or one of the two halves of book 2.

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Amazon doesn’t allow anyone to sell Kindle files outside their platform. Since I decided not to work with Amazon, my book is not available for Kindle.

I guess that I am not even allowed to give you permission to convert my file into an Amazon file. So I won’t.

Why the hassle? Well, selling through Amazon would contradict everything the town experiment in my book series stands for.

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What’s this all about sex?

Book 2 is about a team, travelling around the world to further an international network for a town experiment. The sex talk is just one in many issues which keeps coming up. You can find a list of the main sex topics included in book 1 and 2 here >>>

When will there be a publisher?

One of the key points in the book series is to rethink the way we do business. This is why I hope to find people who are interested in testing new business models as well as a sustainable approach to publishing. For more, please contact me >>>


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travelling, country by country

book 2/1,
country by country

Book 2 is available in single country chapters.

There are overlaps between the chapters, and developments within the team, but each country chapter has sort of its own story. So it’s fine to pick a single country or two.

Besides, each single country chapter includes a recap about what you need to know for this part of the journey.

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part united states, by Charlie Alice Raya




The travelling team takes off from New York.

But Alice isn’t happy to be on this handshaking mission for the Easy Town Project.

Her meeting with the property mogul Clive Stodd only adds to her grumpiness, and Tom’s nagging doesn’t help.

‘I walked myself right into your sex talk, didn’t I?’ Tom groaned, nearly bumping into another urn.

book 2/1, travelling, San Francisco

Pages: 88, 22k
Price: €1,44 (incl. VAT)

tags: grumpiness and oranges, the tour of the airliner and a surprise, security measures and a therapy, a pep talk gone wrong, we need to talk about sex, early days, sexy outfits, property negotiations, workout, tickles and questions, learn how to defend yourself, university speech, chaos and walls, disappointing the team, LGTBQ+ and is homosexuality an intrusion? few explicit remarks

Pages: 88, 22k
Price: €1,44 (incl. VAT)

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Brazil, by Charlie Alice Raya




Twice in Rio, Alice has to confront dark memories from her past. In one case, retelling a nightmare earns her some respect. In the other case, Devery is glad that no one else is listening.

‘(…) there is no such thing as a woman or a man. Though, there is Amen.’

Book 2/1, Rio de Janeiro

Pages: 69, 19k
Price: €1,24 (incl. VAT)

tags: stark contrasts, kamikaze, favela, a nightmare, girls night, a walk along Copacabana Beach, traumatic run-ins with women, women prison, genital mutilations, boobs and milk boobs, penis length, gender, explicit remarks

Pages: 69, 19k
Price: €1,24 (incl. VAT)

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Argentina, by Charlie Alice Raya




While the travelling team gets something of a breather, others are scheming to sabotage the project, and Jack receives a heavy blow.

‘For Christ’s sake,’ the prominent grey thundered. ‘Is there no reliance on wives these days? What about sex? What was that all about?’

book 2/1: travelling/Buenos Aires

Pages: 64, 16K
Price: €1,07 (incl. VAT)

tags: Nazis, ratline, coping with the past, Hub Station, sexual violence, a new initiative, on the side of power, coming to terms with some changes, big players, reconnecting, thinking, as free as a bird, trust, a sky party, some explicit remarks

Pages: 64, 16k
Price: €1,07 (incl. VAT)

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part South Africa, by Charlie Alice Raya

South Africa



The visit starts off fine(ish) in Cape Town. But the stay in Injaberg is marked by clashes, the arrival of a mediator and news that divide the team.

‘You don’t know much about Africa, do you?’ Lesedi remarked, exchanging a glance with Karabou.
Alice twitched her mouth. ‘No.’

Book 2/1, south Africa

Pages: 144, 38k
Price: €2.46 (incl. VAT)

tags: extending the Hub network, violence, black and white, racism, colonialism, origins, white Africans, trust, an attempted coup, mending things, fever, good and evil, movie night, few explicit remarks

Pages: 144, 38k
Price: €2.46 (incl. VAT)

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Australia, by Charlie Alice Raya




Alice is full of energy and unaware that danger is closing in. Meanwhile, Jack is trying to find his place within the team.

‘At heart I am a lone wolf. And even though I believe this town is going to be exceptional, I would still choose the tree house for myself, at least as a retreat.’

book 2/1: travelling/Australia

Pages: 99, 24k
Price: €1.55 (incl. VAT)

tags: reports, a Hub Station, Maori, fashion and advent, strictly male, deep energies and a jelly cocoon, a zoo at breakfast, Brexit in a fish restaurant, rethink the EU, history following you around, a moment, dead towns and street musicians, danger with a fur coat, group photos, racism, a bet, thinking, holidays, sleeping, dancing, sitting, beauty

Pages: 99, 24k
Price: €1.55 (incl. VAT)

book 2/2,
country by country

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part China, by Charlie Alice Raya




The visit to China is very different from everything the team has encountered so far. And while the team tries to make sense of it all, their enemies get far too close.

Whenever we try to learn without needing to know, we are likely to fail, or we feel like we have reached our limits.’

book 2: travelling / China

Pages: approx. 147
Status: unpublished

tags: getting up to date after the holidays, spies and translators, domestic violence, the penis trauma and apes, explicit remarks, walls, elements, secret meeting and deep energy secrets, overpopulation and the question of complicity, a walk with a friend, big market players, keep customer in line, meeting a master, using masks

Pages: approx. 144
Status: coming soon

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Otaon, by Charlie Alice Raya




No one knew what to expect from the short visit to Otaon, an ancient, influential and rich kingdom in the Middle East.
Of course, it would be very hot due to the desert climate, and there would be many princes thanks to the extensive royal family.

‘Historians say that a free-spirited princess brought this about. However, it is forbidden to tell the story, because it might inspire young people to make up their own laws.’
Jazz chuckled. ‘But you know the story?’
‘You can laugh or I can tell you the story of Princess Marlana and her guards in black.’’

Book 2/2, Otaon

Pages: approx. 155
Status: unpublished

tags: princes in a palace garden, prejudice and fairy tales, fashion and fear, someone wants to marry, are we making each other?, panic attack, an unexpected clash, a macho moment and stubbornness, deep energy and a big hall, how to punish, religion in various hiccups, a goodbye, breasts or bleeding, the great library of sitseaf, a last tour

Pages: approx. 155
Status: coming soon

book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part Romania, by Charlie Alice Raya




This is one of the most delightful stages on the journey, and despite some drawbacks, Alice has a very good time. But not everyone is happy about that.

[note] If you are prepared to read some spoilers, this is probably the best chapter to get an idea of what the series is about.

‘He was good looking enough, for a white guy and someone your age.’
Alice smiled a little and shook her head. ‘It wasn’t attractiveness. More that here is a free mind. A mind with a million options or worlds even.’

book 2: travelling / Romania

Pages: approx. 84
Status: unpublished

tags: clarity and staring, trains and birds, historic villages and geese, the time of the dwarfs and daisies, a bell tower, a thunderstorm, toasts, darkness and a shared history, conducting, jeballulo, the heart goes boom, boom, boom, Italian coast, memory of a rape impulse, explicit content, an idea is rejected, an unwelcome call, a walk at night and flying solo

Pages: approx. 87
Status: coming soon

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