Posts Tagged With: Africa

TRAVEL What a hotspot Angola would be!

But it doesn’t appear on the touristic worldmap. Why not? I ASSURE YOU: ANGOLA HAS EVERYTHING – landscape beauties, beaches, wildlife, the vegetation, the weather, even some infrastructure, mineral wealth, nice people, a European language (Portuguese) – and she is a enormously rich country. And Angola is bigger than South Afrika, Tanzania and Namibia. But the … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 4

A succession of very sad posts, 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. Fourth chapter: The rough figures – and the sad reality! More than 30 000 … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 1

A succession of very sad posts, 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 about the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. First: The horrible result of a profound research, published in the summer of … Continue reading »

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MONEY The Dirty Business in Beirut

Rebuilding a paradise with oil and blood diamond dollars … I JUST CAME BACK FROM THE LEBANESE CAPITAL, amazed by the different aspects of Beirut. Parts of the city are still cordoned off because the terrorists of Hisbollah, the Lebanese armed forces or ruthless businessmen, speculating with the pockmarked but potentially precious ruins of the … Continue reading »

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ZEBRAS … And The Designers Went Crazy!

Why 2015 was the year of the striped horses … POSSIBLY, THE ZEBRA STRIPES ARE MOTHER NATURE’S MOST SPECTACULAR DESIGN! And in 2015 this was discovered worldwide! It’s amazing what happened: Fashionistas insisted on the colors, first in natural black & white, then in brown & white, and later in all the crazy catwalk colors … Continue reading »

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AIRLINES Did The Tester Ever Fly Air Koryo?

It’s so cheap to shoot North Korea’s civil fleet out of the sky … THE FOURTH RUNNING YEAR North Korea’s commercial airline AIR KORYO was named the worst airline in the world. I don’t agree. The planes might be old, but the service its outstanding, the seats are wide, the food surprisingly excellent, the entertainment … Continue reading »

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MUSIC Newly Discovered …

Just listen to FLOEWE from Swaziland! A star in her country She is gifted, beautiful and traveling from festival to festival in Africa: the singer Floewe. That’s not her real name and one hardly knows how to pronounce her pseudonym. Her real name is Fikile Dhladhia and I recently discovered her 15 years old first … Continue reading »

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AIRPORTS If You Ever Come To …

… Mfuwe in Zambia – watch out for the friendly carpets!Where is Mwufe? Yes, that’s the million-dollar-question! Mfuwe is an airport in the Hinterland of Zambia. It’s the gate to the precious Luangwa Valley, the wildlife heaven of this southern African country. There is a great lodge under the same name, belonging – like five … Continue reading »

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HOTEL Lost & Found … (No. 71)

Wow, what a discovery in Maltahöhe (Namibia)!The adventure begins with a superlative: The hotel „Maltahöhe“ in Namibia is the oldest outside of the capital Windhoek! It opened 1907 and never closed. And the interior, for good and for bad, also remained more or less unchanged. With farm implements, decorating the walls, old postcards, long forgotten flags, … Continue reading »

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DRINKS The News To Use … (No. 27)

I discovered the best cocktail in the world – unknown so far!Well, unknown is not quite correct – the drink was forgotten for over a century. One of my ancestors wrote the recipe down but I don’t know where he got it from. Somewhere in Africa or Asia. It sounds like a colonial drink, and … Continue reading »

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