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HOTELS Look At The Stupid Emperor …!

Wilhelm II, Germany’s last Kaiser, is celebrated in a *****Hotel   I KNOW, I KNOW, if you inherit a first class hotel and find such a wall deco- ration in the lobby-lounge, you hesitate to destroy it. This one, made of blue tiles (looking like Delft porcelain), might be there an the wall of the … Continue reading »

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WILDLIFE The Most Deadly National Park!

Why so many people are killed by animals in an protected area … IN NORTHEASTERN INDIA, IN ASSAM! It’s called KAZIRANGA and naturally you can’t find any information about the deadly dangers lurking in this tiger, elephant and buffalo N. P. Informations would scare tourists away and the authorities depend on as many visitors as … Continue reading »

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ART Dive Into The World Of The Blaschkas

Unbelievable what these Bohemian glassmakers created … IT’S A MAN-MADE WONDER, what father & son Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Bohemien Czechs and glass artists, between 1822 and 1939 produced. I had no idea that they even existed, and that there are about 5000 of their unbelievable figurines are still „alive“ all over the globe and … 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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SEX How Did It Our Red Brothers?

My friend Jack Glover has written the ultimate book … IT HAS A LONG TITLE, and it deserves it: „The Sex Life of the American Indian“. Didn’t we want to know, since we saw our first Western Movies, what happened inside the Teepees? Why they so eagerly „stole“ white girls (according to the scripts). Did … Continue reading »

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HOTELS They Say, It’s A Paradise!

The Villa Treville in Positano, hideaway of the stars … HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS GWYNETH PALTROW HAS JUST STAYED THERE with her sweetheart, many celebrities before her – and the didn’t tell, they kept the secret. Well, in a way, because all the 15 suites of the „Villa Treville“ are named after famous temporary inhabitants, like „Tosca … Continue reading »

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QUESTION What Happened To The Bell Towers?

In Southern France they got wrought iron tops instead roofs … WHEN TRAVELLING BETWEEN AVIGNON AND PERPIGNAN, you encounter churches with silly looking wrought iron construction for bellfries. On some enormous towers sit delicate metal tops, much too small in appearance, compared to the towers underneath, holding a bell (or two) and almost invisible from … Continue reading »

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BUILDINGS The Old Prison Is Like New …

Here I suggest the most terrible visit in (the ancient) Rome! IT’S CALLED „CARCER TULLIANUS“, was built around 300 B.C. and was used for more than a 1000 years – in all of its ancient cruelty, unchanged and with a horrifying reputation. You find it right in the centre of the Italian capital Rome, on … Continue reading »

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MONEY Ever Seen A Zero Euro Banknote?

I got one – on the summit of a mythological mountain …I WONDER, WHY THIS IS NOT FORBIDDEN! This nonsense banknote looks so genuine, that you could just add a 1 to the 0 and go shopping with it. The paper is mor or less the same, the graphic design confusingly similar, a silver thread … Continue reading »

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ARCHITECTURE No Styrofoam In The Windows!

Don’t make a mistake when you visit very old churches … YES, I MADE THE MISTAKE! Visiting churches which were built between the years 500 and 1200 in Nor- thern Spain, Southern France and Italy, I couldn’t identify with what material the romanic and gothic windows were filled. Glass? Definitely not! Dirty or blind glass? … Continue reading »

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