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HOLIDAYS Let’s Go Skiing in Lesotho!

HIGHLY ESTEEMED READERS, I AGREE, IT SOUNDS FUNNY, BUT IT ISN’T! This tiny monarchy, the size of Belgium, with no more inhabitants than Bucharest, the capital of Romania, and on all sides surrounded by the Republic of South Africa, offers a winter paradise! You don’t believe it? I didn’t before I saw it. In the … Weiterlesen »

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RESTAURANTS The Nice Advice … (No. 65)

This thing (113 E. 29th Street) is three things: 1. An arti-sanal butcher shop with real meat. 2. A beer store, stocked with hund-reds of (obscure) brands. 3. A bar-room which serves as restaurant – standing up, on the bar stools or in the small garden. It’s open daily for lunch and dinner (14 – … Weiterlesen »

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MEDICINE The Nice Advice … (No. 13)

Well, that’s the moment to think about the „Black Stone“ of the White Fathers. It looks like a piece of coal, breaks like glass and if you touch, it resounds. The White Fathers are a catholic order in Antwerp (Belgium) and for centuries the produce the „Black Stones“ by cooking, brewing and baking 17 different … Weiterlesen »

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GHOST TOWNS If You Ever Come To … (No. 33)

Naturally you visit the Death Valley first. If you d0 it my style, you need at least one week. Then you drive up to Zabrieskie Point and leave the valley (on the 190), follow the signs to Beatty (and the 95) – and on the way, to the left up the slope you see it: … Weiterlesen »

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WEAPONS This Shop Is Top … (No. 8)

I know, I know, it’s highly illegal! But aren’t we all dreaming of being invincible? Ahmed in the village of Darra Adam Khel in Pakistan is a masterly weaponsmith. Like dozens of men in dozens of shops there. They sell firearms of all sizes, but copies only (just look around in his shop). They construct … Weiterlesen »

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