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ANIMALS Good-by, Beautiful Monkey!

Less than 30 are left of the Black Crested Gibbon on Hainan … NO CHANCE! The gen pool is too weak with not even 30 animals, this glorious monkey, one of the most beautiful, can’t survive. The Chinese try to save this rare rainforest dweller on their island of Hainan, but on the other hand … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS … And Now Poor Harmless Pangolin!

It became endangered. Why? The silly Asians again … THERE IS AN UNPRETENTIOUS MARKET-VILLAGE IN MYANMAR, in the north, close to the Chinese border, called Mong-la. It became the international center of the PANGOLIN trade. June 2016: Customs investigators confiscated in Hong Kong stupefying 4 tons of Pangolin scales, which means: over a 1000 animals … Continue reading »

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HOTELS A Wonderful, Lousy Palace …

„The Grand“ in Scarborough is ruined from within – what a shame! THIS HOTEL IS ALMOST UNIQUE IN IT’S SPLENDOUR, this „Britannia Grand“ in Scarborough (East England). It could be one of the greatest hotels on earth – but just read the comments of the 99 % highly disappointed guests! Well, the British never were great … Continue reading »

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MONEY 1 The Old Man’s Useless Banknotes …

How Robert Mugabe invented Zimbabwe’s „Monopoly Money“ … I TOLD YOU IN MY BLOG, REMEMBER: In some parts of Zimbabwe (in the capital Harare and the mining districts) the Chinese currency Yüan is the accepted money.  Because the Chinese are slowly taking over the devastated country of the senile dictator Robert Mugabe, 94, and the … Continue reading »

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MONEY 2 Only Clean Dollar Bills, please!

The strange monetary rules in some countries … I’VE JUST BEEN TO SOUTHERN AFRICA, with a pocket full of US-Dollars (well, as much as I could afford). But I wasn’t able to use all of them, in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa they would not accept all the banknotes I offered. As readers of my … 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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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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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 6

A succession of very sad post, written in tears … IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Fifth chapter: Let’s visit the Garamba National Park in the (so-called) Democratic Republic of … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 5

A succession of very sad posts, written in tears … YES, PEOPLE TRY TO SAVE ELEPHANTS, DESPERATELY! But it’s in vain, I fear, the poachers and the greedy merchants of death are faster. I just met the former super-model Tatjana Patitz, who with her son joined the „David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust“ in Nairobi. It’s a … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS Rest In Peace, Giant Earwig!

A requiem for an animal, nobody liked, I think … I CAN’T IMAGINE MORE THAN THREE PERSONS who rejoiced when they saw one. The St. Helena Giant Earwig (Labidura herculanea in Latin) was a monster, at least 3 1/s inches long, with gripping pliers of incredible 1 1/2 inches – on their behind! Thanks god, … Continue reading »

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