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EQUIPMENT In Praise Of A Walking Stick

I SAW IT LEANING AGAINST A BAZAAR COUNTER – and it look like nothing! It happened in Yangon which I still prefer to call Rangoon. The bazaar there is just a shadow of past glory but still a place for decent discoveries. Like this walking stick, made of mature bamboo, leaning against a counter. Nothing … Weiterlesen »

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BOOK Up The Danube From The Black Sea

THIS RIVER SAYS MORE ABOUT WORLD HISTORY THAN ANY OTHER STREAM – THE DANUBE! Say I and the British author Nick Thorpe probably too. It took him a whole year to cover the 2680 km or 1665 miles from the delta at the Romanian coast of the Black Sea through the 8 not always easy … Weiterlesen »

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SOUVENIRS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 20)

Yes, there was a chance to buy these literary souvenirs, if you dare to call them so. The world famous British writer was fighting in the Spanish Civil War, hiding in a trench near Huesca in Northern Spain. He wore three scarfs, one with polka dots and two in the Anarchists colors black & red … Weiterlesen »

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PORCELAIN This Shop Is Top … (No. 18)

The shop is world-famous: the British Royal Crown Dutch, makers of fine china since 1750. They supplied the First Class of the desasterous  „Titanic“ with a specially designed, very beautiful and even then pretty expensive porcelain (and for centuries they supplied the British Royal households too) and when the ocean liner sank in 1912, it … Weiterlesen »

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LAUGHS Interesting People Along The Way … (52)

He was a British Admiral and such a clever guy, that London asked for his assistance when they tried to come to terms with the Soviet dictator Stalin: Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax (28 August 1880–16 October 1967, younger son of the 17th Baron of Dunsany (1853–1899) and his wife, the former Ernle Elizabeth Louisa Maria … Weiterlesen »

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