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Tagged With: Sahara

Lake Chad is vanishing …

THIS LAKE WAS ONCE THE SOURCE OF LIFE FOR MILLIONS! With 22 600 sqkm it was bigger than Israel or Slovenija, four times bigger than Lake Albert and bordering the states Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. And now? Lake Chad has shrunk by ca. 95 %!!! The northern basin is desert now, part of the … Weiterlesen »

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NIGER If You Ever Come To … (No. 51)

Old Sahara hands, remember the „Arbre du Tenere“? The only tree ever mentioned and shown on a Michelin map? Even on one with a 1:1 000 000 scale? It was so important that the arbre stood there in the wilderness of the desert, the only one in a region the size of France, marking the … Weiterlesen »

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HEALTH The Nice Advice … (No. 41)

Laszlo Ede de Almasy (1895-1951), an Hungarian count and explorer, the role model for the fictitious adventurer Quartermain (a lot of people believe) and „The English Patient“ of novel and movie fame (that’s for sure), discovered a secret which saved the life of those who knew: Some drops of simple Chianti wine make even putrid … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE The Book To Look … (No.15)

Everybody knows „The English Patient“, the Hungarian count Laszlo Ede de Almasy of movie fame. Nobody knows Richard A. Bermann (aka Arnold Höllriegel). 1933 they both went to Libya and discovered the oasis Zarzura, shrouded in legends, for centuries hidden in the Sahara sand. So many love Almasy’s book „Swimmer of the Desert“ (on which … Weiterlesen »

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