I Got A Strange Message

ISLANDS How The Hell Sounds „Jerriais“?

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 invented in their childhood. I asked them and reluctantly they told me, that … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Eastern Puma Enigma …

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 the subspecies is rarer than the Florida Panther, that hardly anyone has … Weiterlesen »

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CURIOSITIES What Happens Around Llivia …

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 to Campione, a veritable Italian enclave within Switzerland, and there is a Dutch … Weiterlesen »

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CITIES Discoveries in Skopje (Macedonia)

TO GET A MESSAGE FROM MY WONDERFUL FRIEND, the incomparable Swiss-German Andreas Bender, the man who (re-)visits up the 60 countries per year, is always a feast. He goes to places, other people don’t even know they exist, and he is probably of of the five living creatures on earth, who walks unhesitatingly on when … Weiterlesen »

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CRIME The Greenlanders Must be Crazy!

GREENLAND IS BY FAR THE LARGEST ISLAND ON THE GLOBE, but has 56 000 inhabitants only! It belongs to the Skandinavian state of Denmark, is covered almost totally be permanent ice (despite its name, green is it only around the edges) and it’s the training ground for explores who ant to conquer the North or … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL GUIDES Athens & Rome – Funny!

WHAT A SPLENDID IDEA! It happened long ago, I confess, thousands of years, but the problems didn’t change! Our problems, their problems: When the poet Homer came to Athens and the Apostle Peter to Rome, where could they stay overnight and eat without being rich? What hotspots could they visit? Which streets were safe, which … Weiterlesen »

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CAMBODIA A Weird „Khmer Rouge“ Story …

WHEN I HEARD IT, I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT! But it’s true: The „Khmer Rouge“, who killed roughly a third of their compatriot, the Cambodians, between 1975 and 1978 – in just three years! – amounting to 1,7 or up to 2,2 million people, are ALIVE! What’s more: They are known, they show themselves, they claim … Weiterlesen »

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MONEY I Got A Strange Message …

Strange things happen in strange parts of the world! Listen to this: When I tried to pay the 50 US$ visa fee for Zambia (Africa) at the Airport of the capital Lusaka, they refused my money!!! The immigration officer said: „Your dollar notes are not valid anymore!“ I answered (correctly): „All dollar notes, ever issued … Weiterlesen »

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GOLFCLUBS I Got A Strange Message …

I saw it many times with my own eyes: That in the moment I had hit the ball with my driver, a huge spark emerged from the contact and you could smell an ugly burn. But I really didn’t think about it, I just admired my titanic strength. And now this: Golfers are urged to … Weiterlesen »

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LEGENDS A Strange Message from Lac Tele (8)

For ages I had heard about a living dinosaur, the last on earth, surviving in the deepest jungle of Africa. A kind of Loch Ness Monster of the Equator. It always sounded like a Borroughs fantasy, written for „Tarzan of the Apes“. I even found a book about it, „A Living Dinosaur“ by Ray P. … Weiterlesen »

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