Interesting People Along The Way

ADVENTURE They Swim Across The Pacific …

CAN YOU IMAGINE? NO, NOBODY CAN – a group of He-Men, not one a professional or Olympic swimmer, accompanied by a vessel, crossing the mightiest ocean, in the water, by muscle power alone! The boss of the team, Ben Lecomte, is (unbelievable!) a lawyer, who swam the Atlantic and the Panama Canal already. During those … Weiterlesen »

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ART Nobody Paints Africa Like Larry …

I WROTE A POST ABOUT HIM SOME TIME AGO, but I just visited Larry Norton at home in Vic Falls – and was so deeply impressed by this man’s ability to depict Africa on canvas that I have to present some of his latest works! An remarkable artist, who, when not in his study, roams … Weiterlesen »

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LUXURY Mr. Steidl’s Sleeping Car …

GERHARD STEIDL WAS BORN IN 1950, lives and works in Göttingen (immortalized by Barbara’s chanson, recently covered beautifully by Gerard Depardieu), is what they all say, the producer of the best art books – and the publisher of some literary big shots (like the late Günter Grass) who trust nobody but him. „The New Yorker“ printed … Weiterlesen »

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GOLF What A Strange Foursome!

HE WAS THE WORLD’S NUMBER 1 PLAYER ONCE, in the moment he ranks in the 40s – but he can still win any tournament: the German Martin Kaymer. Asked by the German magazine „Zeit Golfen“ what his personal dream-foursome would be, he gave a peculiar answer: „Eva Longoria, Will Smith and Angela Merkel.“ We know … Weiterlesen »

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PEOPLE Who Got The Longest?

SECRETLY, THE WORLD IS VERY INTERESTED to get the answer to this indecent question. Yes, so it is, don’t deny it! Was it Rasputin, the Sibirean monk, or Don Ameche, the American actor, or Ludwig II, the fairytale king of Bavaria? Few would know for certain. The ladies, of course, but they seldom tell. I personally … Weiterlesen »

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R.I.P. The Craziest Grave On Earth!

HIS NAME WAS JOE MAFELA and he was so popular in South Africa, fans would kiss his footsteps. A local hero of TV, an entertainer, singer, writer, producer, model, talkshow host and comedian. Now he is dead, victim with 74 of a frontal car crash on the M1, north of Johannesburg, on March 18, 2017. … Weiterlesen »

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MUTINY „Bounty’s“ Never Ending Story …

REMEMBER, when the mutineers of the „Bounty“ fled to Tahiti and Pitcairn, the British admiralty sent the „Pandora“ after them, catching the ones on Tahiti, sailing back to England, being shipwrecked off the Australian peninsula of York with all on board safe but three. Those couldn’t get rid of their chains fast enough and the … Weiterlesen »

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R.I.P. They Killed Tristan …

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 Tristan Voorspuy drove a motorbike from London to Cape Town. Thus began his … Weiterlesen »

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SCAMS … And Now Gaddafi’s Daughters!

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, banking on inborn greed and promising riches after paying considerable … Weiterlesen »

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CURIOSITIES Animals with Trump’s Hairstyle!

YES, THE USA GOT A NEW PRESI- DENT – Donald J. Trump! The millionaire with the fuzzy blond hairstyle.  And would you believe that he got contem- poraries in the animal world, named after him, because the zoologists discovered that the had the same weird heir do on their heads – and even their bodies? … Weiterlesen »

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