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SOUVENIRS Sorry, no more Elephant Poo-Poo!

FOR YEARS I BROUGHT THE POO-POO HOME FROM AFRICA, a surprising souvenir, enclosed in small acrylic hemisphhere, engraved on the bottom: „Genuine Elephant Poo-Poo“. A pinch only, not more than 5 grams, looking like dirty straw. Such a shit-dome did cost, in Namibia for instance, about US$ 3 or 2.50 Euro. People placed it on … Weiterlesen »

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MONEY 2 Only Clean Dollar Bills, please!

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 Blog you are informed about the strange behavior … Weiterlesen »

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RIP Chapman’s Baobab Is No More …

HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN, BLOODY HELL? How could this monument of a tree, with a circum- ference of 25 meters and being many centuries old, just crash down? But it happened – on Thurs- day, 7th of January 2o16 (Andreas Bender, „The last Master of the Art of Travel“, was one of the first to … Weiterlesen »

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GREETINGS Six Pictures From Havana (Kuba)

THEY CALL THIS AMAZING GERMAN-SWISS, quite justly, „The Last Master of the Lost Art of Travel“, and I guess, Andreas Bender has travelled a minimum of 60 or 70 countries in 2015 alone (some, fortunately, together with me). Yesterday I got an email from him, showing some photographic results of his „Wanderlust“ in the streets … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS A Story Of Glory … (No. 51)

Sorry, I had no idea! Being a male, I thought that all males – on two, four, six, eight or no legs – use their penisses in the same way. That’s not true with elephants. I couldn’t believe my eyes when a bull in the Moremi National Park of Botswana extended his tool to a … Weiterlesen »

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TREES A Story Of Glory … (No. 51)

The world got to know about them, when the Britisch painter Thomas Baines (1820-1875) came home from an Africa trip and presented his painting of the 7 trees, called then „The Sleeping Sisters“, standing in the Kalahari Desert, right in the middle of Bechuanaland, now Botswana. It’s not easy to find them, although they are … Weiterlesen »

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RIVERS Lost & Found … (No. 70)

You must have seen the Savuti River still flowing in Botswana back in the early 1980s, just as I did, when it connected the Linyanti River with the interior of the Chobe Park, finally ending at the Savuti Marsh. Skeletons of the trees that grew in some earlier period und suffered from severe droughts lined … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS A Story of Glory … (No. 40)

Andreas Bender, my admired friend, the Last Master of the Art of Travel, send me a message from Gaborone (Botswana). With wonderful news, I like to share with you all: „During the five weeks I’ve spent in the Okavango Delta, guiding mobile safaris, I have met my friend Mike Chase again, who has been studying … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS The Nice Advice … (No. 67)

It happened in Botswana. I got Bungalow # 41 of the „Chobe Game Lodge“, one of two with a private pool, I soaked in the pee-warm water, staring over the border into Namibia – and had no idea. But the boy came, served my frosted white wine and said: „Sir, do you know that Elizabeth … Weiterlesen »

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PRISON If You Ever Come to … Kasane (No. 53)

Kasane lies in the northeast corner of Botswana. A small town, bustling with business going to Zimbabwe via Kazungula, coming from Namibia over the river and from Katimo Mulilo,or the other way round. Kasane is also the entrance to the Chobe National Park, has quite a large police station and even a prison made of … Weiterlesen »

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