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Pueckler park in Bad Muskau

Pueckler Park

The Pueckler park The Pueckler Park in Bad Muskau is one of the most famous parks in East Germany. The park situates in the town of Bad Muskau. A small town in Upper Lusatia locates at the river Neisse. The whole park consists of an English-style landscaped park. Moreover, it includes an old and new castle as well. The river Neisse divides the park into two parts. Pueckler Park derives from its designer, builder and owner Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. Even though […]

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Palapye train station

Palapye in the middle of bushland

The midsize town Palapye Palapye is a midsize town in Botswana and locates in the Central District. The town surrounds by savanna only. Serowe is the next nearby city located around 30 km west of Palapye. Gaborone the capital in the southeast and Francistown in the north are the next major cities. The distance to both cities is around 250 km. Even in the first view, Palapye looks very young nevertheless the town has a long history. Palapye is a continuously […]

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The Big Hole

The Big Hole in Kimberley

Kimberley the capital of South Africa’s Northern Cape province has a deep relation to diamond mining. The Big Hole in Kimberley is the result of diamond mining in the last century. Like the gold rush in the USA, South Africa had a diamond rush. The mine closed in 1914. Since this time the mine was just a big hole for Kimberley. However, in the 1960s a rethinking of the hole came up. The idea was born to turn the old mine […]

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The golden hour in Kathu

Kathu the town under trees

Kathu is a small town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town locates on the south edge of the Kalahari desert. The nearby towns are Upington and Vryburg. The distances are huge to my surprise. More than 200 km in each direction. Founded in the late 1960s, Kathu is indeed a very young town. With a population of around 15000 inhabitants, the town is a mid-size town. It’s obvious that the city comes straight away from a drawing […]

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Tuban five years later

Tuban six years later

Tuban six years later and so many things have changed since I arrived. So many new things I have learned all over the time I spent here. So many things I have discovered compared to my first impression of Tuban when I arrived years ago. I visited all the amazing places around the town. I spend hours with my friends at the Waterfall Nglirip, the Cave Goa Ngerong, or the Jetty Pantai Boo. The centre of urban life is Alun Alun. Actually, […]

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Bull racing

Bull racing in Pamekasan

Bull racing in Pamekasan is one of two places for bull racing on Madura island. It is my second time on the island. During my first time on Madura, I visited Bangkalan on the north coast. At this time, I’m on the way to Pamekasan on the south coast of the island.  Pamekasan is a city almost on the east end of Madura.  Access to the island by car is via the Bridge of Madura from Surabaya. All the time in Indonesia I […]

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Kampung Warna Warni

Kampung Warna Warni

Kampung Warna Warni promises fancy colours and fancy people. South of the city centre of Malang in East Java Indonesia, a little village became attention by locals and tourists. Kampung Warna Warni is the name of the community.  Kampung Warna Warni means in Indonesian “Colourful Village”. For sure, that’s the right name for this wonderful place with all these fanciful colours. Row upon row, the houses jostle each other on the slopes of the valley. A small river meanders through the valley. For a […]

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Carnival in town

It is carnival in Tuban

As like every year it’s time for carnival in Tuban. Even after so long time spend in Tuban, I am still surprised and wondering about this tradition. For sure, it’s the same intention as in Germany. Uncountable people waiting next to the road for the carnival parade. Most people come from Tuban but also from villages around the town. Carnival in Tuban seems to be really a highlight for everyone, around today’s early afternoon. So many people sitting on the curbs, […]

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Kwan Sing Bio temple

The Kwan Sing Bio Temple

The Kwan Sing Bio Temple is a Chinese temple in Tuban, East Java. The temple is one of the largest Chinese temples in South East Asia. Visited by thousands per year the Kwan Sing Bio temple Tuban is an important religious place. An important place in the history of Chinese religion and culture. Not only for Indonesia but even more in South East Asia. Most Chinese from Indonesia visit the temple. However, people from other countries around Indonesia. Visitors from Malaysia, […]

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