Africa

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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Under the Sea

08
Sep
2012
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Under the Sea in Mozambique
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

None of my travels so far was geared towards diving, but every now and then coincidence brings me to wonderful diving spots.

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House No. 445, Nakuru (Kenya)

15
Jun
2012
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Colorful Home
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

If you ever pass through Nakuru (Kenya) – be it to visit the nearby National Park or on your way to the north western part of the country – colorfully painted homes will put a smile on your face.

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Wait and See

11
May
2012
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Monkey having a break
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

How was your last vacation? Two thousand kilometers in ten days? Four countries in three weeks? Whole Latin America in a month?

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Africa Goes Mobile

04
Mar
2012
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Houses in Accra
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Every fifth person on earth lives in Africa, the continent that is going mobile in a speed which lets the others look like turtles.

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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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Egypt – One Year Later

18
Feb
2012
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Sunset at the Pyramids
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

The French Revolution lasted around ten years (1789-1799), the American Civil War took four years to end (1861-1865), the freedom fight in India started in 1857 and led to the independence from the British Rule almost one hundred years later (1947). Is the world too impatient when it comes to the developments in Egypt?

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Luanda: Put Picture Postcards in Your Pack

07
Jan
2012
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Paper shop in Luanda
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Less then a week in Luanda left me with almost more questions than answers. I only saw the capital of Angola, a country which after 500 years of Portuguese colonialism fell into a brutal civil war which lasted for nearly three decades and is full of contradicting extremes.

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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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Moyale Manicure

30
Nov
2011
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Advertisement for Beauty Salon in Kenya
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

You are beautiful. Don’t you love to hear this sentence?

The secret of beauty and attractiveness has been a quest of humans for as long as we have been civilized.

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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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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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