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Tagged With: South Africa

SOUVENIRS Sorry, no more Elephant Poo-Poo!

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 Namibia for instance, about US$ 3 or 2.50 Euro. People placed it on … Weiterlesen »

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R.I.P. The Craziest Grave On Earth!

HIS NAME WAS JOE MAFELA and he was so popular in South Africa, fans would kiss his footsteps. A local hero of TV, an entertainer, singer, writer, producer, model, talkshow host and comedian. Now he is dead, victim with 74 of a frontal car crash on the M1, north of Johannesburg, on March 18, 2017. … Weiterlesen »

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DRINKS Five o’clock With Nelson Mandela

THERE IS AN SURPRISING, ALMOST SECRET STORY about South Africas first black President: When Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island after 28 years in prison and was shipped to Capetown, he went missing for over an hour. Where was he? Sipping tea with his shoes off in a quiet suburban home! In memory of … Weiterlesen »

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MONEY 2 Only Clean Dollar Bills, please!

I’VE JUST BEEN TO SOUTHERN AFRICA, with a pocket full of US-Dollars (well, as much as I could afford). But I wasn’t able to use all of them, in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa they would not accept all the banknotes I offered. As readers of my Blog you are informed about the strange behavior … Weiterlesen »

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HOTSPOTS Living

He is a rising star in Hollywood, born in Nigeria, living in South Africa and he wonderful „Mr. Scott“ in the American TV hit series „Black Sails“: actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim. I met him recently by chance at the airport Zurich and asked him the plainest of all question: What is your favourite spot in Capetown? … Weiterlesen »

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OH, WHAT A SHAME! Say Good-Bye To Rhinos

I’ve told the the well-minded people already years ago: By 2020 all the rhinos in the wild, in Africa and in Asia, will be gone! Look at Zambia: It had over 4000 rhinos by 1989. And now? Not a single one. In South Africa from 1 January until 4 September 2013, in a country which … Weiterlesen »

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MONEY I Got A Strange Message …

Strange things happen in strange parts of the world! Listen to this: When I tried to pay the 50 US$ visa fee for Zambia (Africa) at the Airport of the capital Lusaka, they refused my money!!! The immigration officer said: „Your dollar notes are not valid anymore!“ I answered (correctly): „All dollar notes, ever issued … Weiterlesen »

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EQUIPMENT Oh, What A Shame … (No. 17)

Not burdened by any knowledge, you leave your FlipFlops at home and plan to buy a nice pair in Johannesburg before wandering off into the wild. Oh, the South African got a famous production, called „Havaianas“. Very fashionable, a large variety for Her and Him, pretty well done, and exactly the ones you had in … Weiterlesen »

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PROTECTION The News To Use … (No. 25)

… and they do! Truely: Isn’t it ridiculous to buy cremes, sprays and fluids against mosquitos, sandflies and other biting and stinging insects anywhere else but the countries where these menaces are at home? I thought so when I came across „Tabard“. Produced in South Africa and the best protection I have found so far. … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE The Book To Look … (No. 10)

  Herman Charles Bosman (1905-1951), a South African teacher who shot his stepbrother (maybe by accident), was sentenced to death, pardoned, spend 10 years in prison and was killed by a heart attack. Well, he was white, a farmboy, lived in the Apartheid, uses the forbidden term „Kaffer“ repeatedly but describes his country and its … Weiterlesen »

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