Posts Tagged With: Hong Kong

ANIMALS … And Now Poor Harmless Pangolin!

It became endangered. Why? The silly Asians again … THERE IS AN UNPRETENTIOUS MARKET-VILLAGE IN MYANMAR, in the north, close to the Chinese border, called Mong-la. It became the international center of the PANGOLIN trade. June 2016: Customs investigators confiscated in Hong Kong stupefying 4 tons of Pangolin scales, which means: over a 1000 animals … Continue reading »

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LUGGAGE LABELS A New World Record!

The US$ 1000 barrier could almost be broken …It’s crazy: Luggage labels are getting extinct, the real ones, not the stickers; the beauties, not the uglies. But this week a label is offered for US$ 910! A price never heard of before – and never achieved. A seller in the States offered it „from the … Continue reading »

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TRAVEL The Book To Look … (No. 30)

For 75 years Halliburton’s „Marvels“ is sheer pleasureFrom time to time I reach for „Complete Books of Marvels“, a volume of 640 pages, read it again and again and still discover secrets, Richard Halliburton tells me. But don’t we know everything about Taj Mahal, Cheops Pyramide, Lhasa, Isfahan, Mekka and Angkor? No. Halliburton, an American … Continue reading »

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