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Tagged With: Africa

TRAVEL What a hotspot Angola would be!

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 president and his family is robbing Angola blind. The capital, … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 4

  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 elephants are slaughtered annually in Africa, one every 15 minutes. … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 1

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 2016. It took 90 scientist two years and they discovered … Weiterlesen »

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MONEY The Dirty Business in Beirut

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 wars, have occupied them. And then you drive along the … Weiterlesen »

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ZEBRAS … And The Designers Went Crazy!

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 like pink and light blue. Zebra stripes adorned dresses, bags, … Weiterlesen »

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AIRLINES Did The Tester Ever Fly Air Koryo?

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 program is very acceptable, they are hardly ever late, tickets are low-price and the … Weiterlesen »

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MUSIC Newly Discovered …

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 recording: „Be My Friend“. What a voice, what a feeling, what … Weiterlesen »

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AIRPORTS If You Ever Come To …

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 others – to Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen. But I want … Weiterlesen »

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HOTEL Lost & Found … (No. 71)

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, antique stickers („This is not the end … Weiterlesen »

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DRINKS The News To Use … (No. 27)

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 to mix this cocktail, affords a bit of luxury: it’s not … Weiterlesen »

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