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Tagged With: Zimbabwe

MONEY The Multi Zero Desaster!

USELESS AND NOT WORTH THE CRISPY PAPER THEY ARE PRINTED ON – and now remember, that both states, Zaire and Zimbabwe, once belonged to the most prosperous countries in Africa and on earth! And then stupid, ruthless and even criminal despots (and their families) ruined the blossoming economy with their greed, became billionaires with foreign … 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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TRAVEL Moments You Never Forget …

I 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! This is a tour through raw African wilderness, you … Weiterlesen »

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MUSIC Newly Discovered …

She is gifted, beautiful and traveling from festival to festival in Africa: the singer Floewe. That’s not her real name and one hardly knows how to pronounce her pseudonym. Her real name is Fikile Dhladhia and I recently discovered her 15 years old first recording: „Be My Friend“. What a voice, what a feeling, what … Weiterlesen »

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CLUBS The Book(s) To Look … (No. 34)

Let me name two: „The Bulawayo Gentlemen Club“ in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) and „The Muthaiga Country Club“ in Nairobi (Kenya). Nowhere were the colonies (in this case: British) whiter. Yes, the clubs were wonderful, noble, exclusive but a relict of supposed Aryan supremacy. Africans could enter as servants only. And had to whisper. To treat them … Weiterlesen »

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MONSTERS The Critic At Large … (No. 33)

Sir or Comrade Robert Mugabe (as he is called beside the fact, that the Queen has declared the Sir void) is the hero of independence in Zimbabwe. But he became a bad president. He and his clan robbed the once rich country blind and became billionaires. It’s long since the freedom fighter had a heart … Weiterlesen »

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DOGS The Nice Advice … (No. 59)

I mentioned my old military boss Patrick Mavros, the great silversmith and carver of the wonderful ivory art in Harare (Zimbabwe), already in a previous chapter of my blog (you see him there with a huge python he found in his geraden). Now he has sent me a picture of his dog „Ant“, wearing a … Weiterlesen »

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ART Interesting People Along The Way … (No. 19)

He lives in Vic Falls and nobody paints Africa better than him – landscapes, animals, plants, historical moments. Larry Norton is a master of the brush. Well, sometimes he caters too much to the tourists taste but its hard for an artist of his quality to survive in Zimbabwe. And he is expensive! I love his … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL The Nice Advice … (No. 27)

They call him „The Hollywood Star of the Game Wardens“ for his looks, we call him „The No. 1“ for his knowledge of the wild: Tony Moore from Vic Falls in Zimbabwe. Safaris with him on foot, by boat or by car are just the best you can get. Here we have an expert who … Weiterlesen »

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LEGENDS Let’s Get Personal … (No. 13)

We are sitting in the shade of our pith helmets, somewhere in Zimbabwe, guns in hands or on laps, ready to shoot. Four White Hunters, dinosaurs of manhood, a dying breed in Africa, almost extinct mammals (me on the left). But we didn’t shoot living creatures. We had found an abandoned farmhouse with a cupboard … Weiterlesen »

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