Author Archives: Axel Thorer

MONEY 1 The Old Man’s Useless Banknotes …

How Robert Mugabe invented Zimbabwe’s „Monopoly Money“ … I TOLD YOU IN MY BLOG, REMEMBER: In some parts of Zimbabwe (in the capital Harare and the mining districts) the Chinese currency Yüan is the accepted money.  Because the Chinese are slowly taking over the devastated country of the senile dictator Robert Mugabe, 94, and the … Continue reading »

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MONEY 2 Only Clean Dollar Bills, please!

The strange monetary rules in some countries … I’VE JUST BEEN TO SOUTHERN AFRICA, with a pocket full of US-Dollars (well, as much as I could afford). But I wasn’t able to use all of them, in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa they would not accept all the banknotes I offered. As readers of my … Continue reading »

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FRAUD The Ugly Trick of an Refugee …

After the money scam, they try it with „stranded“ women! LOOK, WHAT A SILLY EMAIL I GOT! I have no idea were these criminals got my correct contact. And isn’t it amazing that an allegedly poor refugee, allegedly stranded in Ouagadougou (Republic of Burkina Faso) has her own email address? And the money to run … Continue reading »

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FASHION The „Bilum“ Miracle …

How a shopping net from New Guinea became a desired object! IF YOU LOOK UP „BILUM“ in the Internet, you will be rewarded with hundreds of posts, showing  colorful woven pouches in all sizes. And I tell you: They have almost nothing to do with the „Bilum“ I know, the traditional transportation pouch of the tribes … Continue reading »

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R.I.P. They Killed Tristan …

Folks, what’s going on right in the centre of Kenya? Are they crazy? TRISTAN VOORSPUY was a real warhorse! A British South-African, a great guy and friend, one of our best in the wilderness, an excellent horseman, fit with all available weapons and one of the bravest I event met. Excerpt from his biography: „Young … Continue reading »

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SCAMS … And Now Gaddafi’s Daughters!

How to squeeze money out of stupid earthlings, Chapter x WE HAD THE „NIGERIAN CONNECTION“, showering the world with fake emails, we had so far unknown uncles who died in car crashes (in Spain, in the USA, in Guinea and South Africa) and left us millions and millions (which never existed). Bold scams they were, … Continue reading »

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BOOKS This One Is Unbelievable …

If you are wise, order „Explorer’s Sketchbook“ immediately! I HAVEN’T SEEN A NICER BOOK, published in our days (2016)! 320 pages filled with over 400 illustrations, some never seen before. Taken from the sketchbook of the most famous explorers, adventurers and travel writers of the last 400 years! Title: „Explorer’s Sketchbook“. A large volume, measuring … Continue reading »

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WEAPONS Look What a „Harmonica“ …

If you have this pistol, you seem invincible … I FOUND IT IN AN AUCTION CATALOGUE, an „Eight Shooter“, the smallest machine pistol ever produced. The asking price was US$ 2800 or ca. 2500 Euro. Not an unique weapon, the French weapon  smith J. Jarre in Paris manufactured a couple of those strange mini-guns (more … Continue reading »

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HIDEAWAYS There Is One in Arizona …

It’s very romantic and not too expensive … THE „HACIENDA DEL SOL“ was once – secretly – very popular with Hollywood stars. Katherine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy (both married otherwise) spent amorous week(end)s there and after a certain downslide, this historical hotel was restored and renovated recently and seems now much better than before. The … Continue reading »

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DRINKS What The Hell Is A „Abu Hamed“?

Well, it might be a stupid joke of Jack London, the famous author … YEAH, MANY PEOPLE KNOW what Abu Hamed is: a dusty town in the Sudan. But how to you mix a drink which is called „Abu Hamed“? What’s the recipe? And what has the town Abu Hamed to do with the drink … Continue reading »

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