travels

The easy part of Johannesburg

We started with an organic market 18 kilometers to the north. We set our expectations at zero. We expected some bed sheets on a garbage yard where a few half cabbages are offered. But, oooh it was totally different. An exciting …

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Arrived in Johannesburg

Johannesburg … I even don’t know where to start …
What a terrible city. I don’t want to go too much into details, because if I’m extensively going to describe this city, I ruin the possibility to smoothly forget.

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The Eastern Cape of South-Africa

Massively hanging out and broadly sitting along the motorway apparently seems to be a regional daily activity of the locals. It is not really appealing to stop your car between them and peacefully eat your lunch. The amount of waste along the roads is really baffling.

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A cutting fight in Capetown

In a fabric store in Capetown I fought a psychological battle with an unsympathetic Indian woman. Let’s constrict these two adjectives and call her Undy. I found 3 rolls of perfectly matching fabrics and laid them side by side in the rack to have a proper and thorough deliberation with me and myself.

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Kolmanskop the ghost town

In the silent, hot weather with a gusty wind what caused a kind of yellow/grey hazy view ‘ghost town’ was a perfect characterization. A true paradise for photographers and location scouts.

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The face of Taipei city

For me this city had an atmosphere of a futuristic scene, build in the fifties. It was not a turn off, but more a kind of intriguing. A mix of spooky and fairy

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One of the rooms in the temple

Art Revolution Taipei

Joining the Art Revolution in Taipei was a real milestone in my career! The decision to be at the fair in real person was even better. It was all one great learning course!

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From Brisbane to Sydney

I wondered what kind of good deeds the citizens have done in their previous lives in order to be born in Australia. Then I wondered what bad I had done in my previous life …

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A visit to the Netherlands

Another thing I liked of being back was; Dutchies hardly do courtesy talks. In daily life and in business they can be bluntly honest to each other without affecting their relationship. They are going right to the point. For foreigners they may sound

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City trip to Melbourne

After 3,5 years of financial drought and lack of time (because of the renovation of our house) we finally could treat ourselves to a city trip to Melbourne. I want to tell you why I so enormously enjoyed it!

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Bird flu

This year the ‘bird flu’ is often in the news, so probably the customs go crazy and we will be hang on the gallows if they find out we sent feathers from China to New Zealand …

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Mossel Bay

6 October 2007 (South Africa) Last week we planned to make a little road trip and started driving from Wilderness to the west side. Our first

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Guardianship

4 October 2007 (South Africa) Yesterday we did a hike (between Hoekwil and Wilderness, South-Africa) and right at the beginning of the track, we were approached

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