Posts Tagged With: Namibia

SOUVENIRS Sorry, no more Elephant Poo-Poo!

… because, they say, shit is also part of an endangered animal ,,, 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 … Continue reading »

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TRAVEL Moments You Never Forget …

… like a journey with the „Zambezi Queen“ in BotswanaI confess, I didn’t make the journey myself, but I visited the boat. A beautiful vessel, equipped in luxurious splendor, and steaming a unique route – along the Cbobe river in Botswana, just a few kilometers away from the convergence point with Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe! … Continue reading »

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GEOGRAPHY If You Ever Come To … Peru (No. 30)

… look for the Colca Canyon, the deepest gorge on earth!Oh, the nations are so jealous! The highest mountain? Can’t be discussed, it’s the Everest! Driest desert? Fight! Most active vulcano? Fight! Longest river? Fight! Widest delta? Fight? Coldest town? Fight! Deepest gorge? Fiercest fight – countries would go to war if they weren’t so far … Continue reading »

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GOLF A Conversation Piece … (No. 45)

You are looking for 18 holes nobody knows (for very good reasons)?As a golfer I know the situation: Everybody has played all the good golf courses around the world. Talking about a club you think you have discovered, regularly ends in comments like: „Yes, we know!“ or „We totally disagree!“ The 19th hole is full … Continue reading »

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ROADS A Conversation Piece (No. 35)

When in Cyprus, drive a car without steering the wheel …How can one do that? Easily. In the States it happens quite often that a road is so straight for hundreds of miles, that you could fix the steering wheel with a rope. It happens in Namibia and Australia too, but hardly anywhere in Europe. … Continue reading »

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ANTIQUES This Shop Is Top … (No. 12)

Peter’s Antiques in Swakopmund means fun & discoveryIn 1989 Peter Haller opened this shop on a corner where two very wide streets meet – they where planned like that so a freightcart mit eight oxes could turn in one circle: „Peter’s Antique“ in Moltke Street 24. He caters to tourist with the popular nonsense (leave … Continue reading »

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MUSIC Moments You Never Forget … (No. 31)

Suddenly in the desert you hear a simple symphony!They call it „Bushman’s Piano“. It is the musical instrument of the San people, living in the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa (but all over Africa many tribes have it). You sit under a Baobab tree for a sip of water and a nap, watching animals and … Continue reading »

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SOUVENIRS If You Ever Come To … (No. 4)

… look at the beautiful birds at the Lindquist Gate in the Etosha PanYou pay your entrance fee to the Etosha Pan National Park at the Lindquist Gate (coming from the Tsumeb direction), drive 20 yards and park on the lefthand side (one drives on the left side anyway in Namibia). There on the grass … Continue reading »

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GOLF In Praise of … Swakopmund (No. 29)

Even if you are not playing, the club is worth visiting …The name: Rossmund Golf Club. A desert course, cut out of the Namib with 18 stretches of grass. „Out of Bounds“ means sand. But: 1. You pass the colonial locomotive „Luther“ in the exact spot where it broke down permanently. Therefore the name. After … Continue reading »

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ANCESTORS Let’s Get Personal … (No. 5)

My grandfather was in Afghanistan too, but in suit and hat This is a treasured painting in my family and has a funny title: „Grandfather Theodor in the company of his suppliers“. He is the one in the three piece suit and hat, naturally. The „Suppliers“ were turbans and cloaks. The location might be Herat … Continue reading »

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