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Tagged With: Island

SECRETS This One Nobody Has Ever Seen!

YES, MAN HAS CON- QUE- RED EARTH, there are no white spots left, maybe some undiscovered caves exist and the bottom of the Seven Seas isn’t‘ explored totally either. But a mammal which no living person has ever even seen alive? An animal which was never caught alive, not even by a camera? In more … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 14)

Yes, Greece is bancrupt. In the so called „Euro Crisis“ this European republic (one of the oldest) was the first to declare herself unable to pay even the salaries of the public servants. No problem, some critics said, Greece got ca. 6000 islands, they could make a fortune by selling some. No. it’s forbidden. The … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS The Book To Look … (No. 7)

  Eric Rosenthal, a South African, wrote it – and it’s breathtaking. Title: „Shelter from the Spray“. It’s the story of the German brothers Friedrich and Gustav Stoltenhoff, who tried in 1872 to settle on Inaccessible Island near Tristan de Cunha in the Southern Atlantic. They wanted to open a seal fur trade, but had … Weiterlesen »

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FESTIVALS Moments You Never Forget … (No. 15)

Erudite people might remember the name: The Trobriands are the erotic paradise on earth, as described in 1929 by Bronislaw Malinowski in his book „The Sexual Live of Savages“. True, even today. And now imagine: 120 panther-like and very handsome  bodybuilders, dressed in palmleafs and decorated with flowers and feathers, playing island cricket with wooden … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS If You Ever Come To Mauritius (No. 11)

It’s a bird which lives only of the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean: the pink pidgeon. Just a few are left because the bird is crazy. For centuries it lives in the wild but is so curious that you can call it tame. You make a noise, you show something flashy, you dish … Weiterlesen »

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