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TRAVELS How Long Took It 100 Years Ago?

THAT’S AN INTERESTING MAP, published in autumn of 2015 by the London newspaper „Daily Mail“. It looks a bit confusing at the first glance since the colors cover the world map a bit. But at the second glance it’s easy to compare your experiences with those, who travelled the same distance in 1914 (before World … Weiterlesen »

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ROADS A Conversation Piece (No. 35)

How can one do that? Easily. In the States it happens quite often that a road is so straight for hundreds of miles, that you could fix the steering wheel with a rope. It happens in Namibia and Australia too, but hardly anywhere in Europe. Except on the island of Cyprus. The road from Troodos … Weiterlesen »

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ODDITY Lost & Found (No. 62)

Mohammed is a Jaali. These are people who for centuries adopted the philosophy: The friend of my enemy is my enemy, and the friend of my friend is my friend. Hadn’t I known him for over 30 years, I wouldn‘t know what I am to him – friend or enemy. One day he surprised me: … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL In Praise of … (No. 48)

It exists for centuries, but hardly one out of thousand persons have ever heard of it: the Ningaloo Reef near the west coast of Australia. A true alternative to the Great Barrier Reef along the east coast, 250 km (or 170 mi) long, unusually close to the landmass of Western Australia (often not more than … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS The Book To Look … (No. 2)

It’s the biography of an innocent murderer from England, who was deported to the penal colony in Tasmania: „For the Term of His Natural Life“. The Australian Marcus Clarke wrote it brilliantly in 1870, it is a work of deepest emotions and highest tension, one of the best „factions“ I ever came across. You can … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Nice Advice (No. 15)

One morning I was standing on the first tee of the Anglesea Golf Club on the southeast Australian coast, not far from Melbourne, and tried to nail down my ball the hole, a 420 m long Par 5. But I couln’t! There were only sparce bits of greens, the rest was occupied by at least … Weiterlesen »

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DRINKS The Nice Advice … (No. 17)

When I sat down in the lobby of the „Regent“ hotel in Sydney, a waitress looked at me and said: „What you need now is a ‘Sydney Sunrise‘, Sir.“ At 5 o’clock in the afternoon? „Always“, she said. Originally it was the Australian morning cocktail after a long night. Created in this harbour front hotel if … Weiterlesen »

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