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Ah, Does Anyone Remember Bushkazi?

It was once the national sport of Afghanistan … IT WAS BY FAR THE WILDEST SPORT ON EARTH! A kind of Polo match, called „Bushkazi“, with up to a hundred and more competitors, and the aim was to bring a dead goat or calf back to the judges table. Or what remained of it. It … Continue reading »

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Look What I saw In Zimbabwe!

…but on the other hand – wasn’t it a clever idea? I COULDN’T BELIEVE MY EYES – and the flash of an idea poisened my brain: Is it anti-african to show it here? In a „white“ blog? Well, I came to the conclusion that you might see such an hilarious toilet advice even in Lower … Continue reading »

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Lake Chad is vanishing …

… and a secret desaster lurks around the corner! THIS LAKE WAS ONCE THE SOURCE OF LIFE FOR MILLIONS! With 22 600 sqkm it was bigger than Israel or Slovenija, four times bigger than Lake Albert and bordering the states Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. And now? Lake Chad has shrunk by ca. 95 %!!! … Continue reading »

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CURIOSITIES Learn Co-Existence In Venice …

Let me explain a hilarious street corner THAT’S WHY I ADMIRE THE ITALIANS! The „Don Camillo and Pepone“-Italians. Those who live and let live. Fight and embrace. Accept all contradictions of existence. And then I saw in Vernice, by chance and close to the Arsenale, at the corner of Corte Nova and Fondamenta de la … 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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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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ISLANDS How The Hell Sounds „Jerriais“?

I just listened to the strange language on the island of Jersey … I HAD NO IDEA, THIS IDIOM EVEN EXISTED. But when I landed in Jersey’s capital St. Helier and looked for a trough, I overheard two elderly chaps at the counter – and thought they spoke Esperanto or a conversation tool they had … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS The Eastern Puma Enigma …

Is it really extinct – or may we suspect a conservation trick? FASCINATING, IF IT’S TRUE! That the Eastern Puma (Puma concolor cougar in Latin), well known and loved, feared and hunted in the eastern part of North America, is still alive, but officially declared extinct in 2015 – to protect it! No doubt, that … Continue reading »

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CURIOSITIES What Happens Around Llivia …

It’s an odd enclave, a very strange place in the middle of Europe! I KNOW, THERE ARE ENCLAVES ALL OVER THE GLOBE. But very few are a land-island, completely surrounded by another state or nation. Like Gibraltar, Melilla and Ceuta – they are harbors, open on one end, not in a „prison“. Well, I’v been … Continue reading »

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