People

Sleepless in Patzcuaro

05
Oct
2014
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Sleepless in Patzcuaro
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Two is a coincidence, but three photos of sleeping people is almost the start of a series.

After the grandpa in Bavaria and the old man in Nepal comes the sleeping man of Patzcuaro (Mexico).

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Join Us For Injera

24
Jan
2014
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Injera lunch
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

This photo has been one of the long time cover photos of mwttl.com. Until the redesign of the page, the men having lunch in a small village in southern Ethiopia greeted guests of the page in a similar way as they greeted us during our trip almost eight years back.

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Sleepless Days

10
Jan
2014
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Gentleman taking a nap in Bhaktapur
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Think back to your last travel: a sight like this in Bhaktapur (Nepal) is relativelly common. Do you remember the old man in Bavaria (Germany)?

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Woman at Work

24
Nov
2013
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Woman on a construction site in Kathmandu/Nepal
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Two weeks back I met this beautiful woman in Kathmandu (Nepal). She was not standing in a fashion store or serving food in a restaurant, but smiled and laughed whole heartedly with me while doing the following:

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I am walking

24
May
2013
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Walking in Dubai
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

When I saw this gigantic man on a facade of a parking garage in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) I started humming:

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7/3 for Mao?

18
May
2013
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Mao
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Last week I visited a traditional courtyard house somewhere in the Beijing’s Hutong (China). There I saw what you see on the picture above: a historic poster of Mao Zedong above a beautifully decorated table resembling almost a shrine for worship.

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Santa in Nepal

23
Dec
2012
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Santa in Nepal
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Whether you have been there or you heard it from others, without a doubt Nepal is one of the most photogenic countries you can travel to. Beside unique sceneries you pass by tracking through the mountains, especially the people make this part of the world a very special one.

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Mexican Bridesmaids

24
Sep
2012
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Bridesmaids
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Bridesmaids are members of the bride’s party in a wedding including the maid of honor who is often a close friend or sister. She attends to the bride before or during the wedding.

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9 Famous Dubliners & One I Don’t Know

26
May
2012
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Dublin Brick Wall
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Last week I have been to Dublin (Ireland) and especially the taxi drivers proudly mentioned all the famous sons & daughters of their city. I tried to remember as many as I could, so here they are:

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Surprise

19
May
2012
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Old woman in Angkor
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

More than ten years – that’s how long my first visit to Angkor (Cambodia) dates back. It is one of the few places I ever revisited and in case you haven’t been there yet: go if you have the chance.

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The Early Bird Catches the Monk

20
Apr
2012
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Monk in the morning sun
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

It is 6.30 am and the boy is on his way back from the daily morning puja in the big prayer hall. 

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With Your Permission – Lady Lucy and Mrs. Ples

25
Feb
2012
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Cradle of Humankind
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

When I travelled in Ethiopia I met Lucy or better the skeleton of her. Lucy lived 3.2 million years ago, was named after the Beatles song (“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”) which was apparently playing continuously in the excavation camp in 1974.

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A as in Ahmad

12
Feb
2012
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Ahmad in Petra (Jordan)
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Very often wonderful landscapes, touristic attractions, cultural highlights, exotic food or simply stunning beaches are the reason to travel. That’s before the journey starts.

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Snake and the City

09
Dec
2011
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Snake Charmer in Marrakech
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Forget about mice and spiders. There is barely another species that gives so many people the creeps like snakes.

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Ethiopian Beauty

09
Nov
2011
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Hamer women in Ethiopia
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

If you want to get an impression of Africa as it may once have been, Ethiopia is one of the few places left for you to go.

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My Cup of Tea

04
Nov
2011
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Tea plantation
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Earlier this year, traveling through Kandy (Sri Lanka), I read the story about Lipton – yes, the Lipton you might know from the tea bag in your cup.

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TashKENt & Barbie

06
Oct
2011
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Lady in red - Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

“Where is that?” − is what most of my friends asked when I told them, that I was going to Tashkent. If you wonder about that as well, keep on reading as you will learn seven facts about Uzbekistan and its capital, you will never forget again:

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Move your lips

30
Sep
2011
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Smiling Tibetan
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

Funny, no matter where you travel and how difficult it is to order a meal or ask for the right bus – smiling always works. It’s probably the strongest of all universal human vocabularies.

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Seeking nothing less than enlightenment

24
Sep
2011
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Sadhus in Kathmandu - Nepal
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

What are you doing today? The two Sadhus I met in Kathmandu (Nepal) and their dog probably do the same like yesterday, last week and what they have been doing for the past years: they are pursuing enlightenment. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Proud to be Bavarian

19
Sep
2011
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Bavarian (Germany)
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

If you are Bavarian, you don’t really care that you live in the largest federal state of Germany. But you are incredibly proud of “being different”.

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Water is disappearing − let’s go to work

14
Sep
2011
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Fishing boy on boat in Mozambique
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

On this day the sign to work came at 1pm. Not only the two brothers, their father and mother, but also their neighbors and friends grabbed their spears & dip nets and went fishing. Some pulled their boats out, others waded several kilometers through the knee-deep sea.

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Lady in Gansu Province – aging like the rest of China

12
Sep
2011
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Tibetan old women
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

When the lady, strolling through a tiny town in Gansu Province (China), had the age of her grandson, more than 40 percent of all Chinese were younger than 20 years.

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