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IDEAS Surprising News from Vietnam …

How a lady invented very special public libraries MY OLD FRIEND HANS HAS AN INTERESTING FRIEND IN HANOI. Bui Tui Thuy, nicknamed „Roaming Thuy“, dreams of becoming an artist, but so far works in a normal 9 to 5 office job. But her creativity is overwhelming and she told Hans about her latest activity, and … Continue reading »

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SECRETS The Conversation Piece … (No. 22)

Do you know why the Parthenon on the Acropolis is so beautiful?I know. Because my friend Vassili, one of the most erudite man in Athens, has told me. He is a teacher for Old Greek, the language of the people who rested this huge temple on the rock, towering over the Greek capital. For centuries … Continue reading »

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CAMBODIA Oh, What A Shame … (No. 1)

Another paradise lost: The Ta Phrom temple in AngkorRecently, not so long ago, I fled the flood of tourist around Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. Hired a Tuk-Tuk for the day and escaped into the jungle. Or what’s left of it. It took us (the driver and me) about 30 minutes to get to the To Phrom at … Continue reading »

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MYSTERY A Conversation Piece … (No. 17)

How did elephants come into the world of the Maya? Look at the photo and the drawing: There is no doubt that on various Maya temples an elephant is depicted. An Indian elephant with smaller ears. Not biologically exact but no wonder – nobode living in Mexico had ever seen such a creature! But how could they … Continue reading »

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