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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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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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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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HIDE-AWAYS I’m Going To Tell You A Secret …

… and some people will hate me for doing it!   „ALBERGO DELL’ ANGELO“ is a historic mini-hotel in the southwestern Italian Town of Pieve di Teco. A forgotten settlement in the mountains above the Riviera, which lost 80 % of its inhabitants in the last 20 years, just 1000 are left. An old town, … Continue reading »

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COMMUNICATION The Selfie Pest – Amusing …!

Look at the small but great invention of Michael Käfer of Munich … NO, NOT A BAD WORD ABOUT SELFIES! I confess, I hate them but being tolerant enough, I just ignore this cosmopolitan desease. And then I came across the „Selfie Beer Mat“, an ingenious idea of the Oktoberfest host and owner of many … 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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HUMOUR You Love Pie Throwing?

There is a celebrated movie that ends all pie throwing movies …In 1927! The 19 minute long picture, called „The Battle of the Century“, was lost for 88 years, except the important sequence, but an almost undamaged reel was discovered in 2015. Well, two minutes are still missing, unfortunately. But now you can enjoy what … Continue reading »

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MUSEUMS These Hats Are Hits!

Follow me to the town of Lindenberg near Lake Constance … IT’S CALLED „THE GERMAN HAT MUSEUM“ and if I would’ t tell you the details, you would never find it! It’s located in the little town of Lindenberg, in the Bavarian province Allgau. But when you look at the map, you discover: Lindenberg is … Continue reading »

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COUNTRIES Bulgaria Is Getting Hot!

I tell you: You won’t regret a trip to Sofia … ONCE IT WAS THE POORHOUSE OF EUROPE (and in a way, it still is!) – nobody wanted to go there, scores of Bulgarians tried the escape to the West. But in my opinion, no other country of the European Union has developed so fast … Continue reading »

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SURPRISE The Cheapest Hospital Worldwide

… but with a difficult name: Letsholathebe II in Maun (Botswana) WHEN I GOT THE BILL, I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT! I was treated for three days, full board, in a single room and with many sophisticated treatments like Ultra Sound, X-Ray and a couple of Laboratory Tests. That’s what I got in the Letsholathebe II … Continue reading »

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