Straight out in the sand

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Well assorted oasis market on the edge of the Sahara.

When you as I was born in the countryside (many years ago)
you could laugh at metropolitan children’s lack of knowledge of where food come from
milk from cows, eggs from the hens, pork chops from pigs, etc etc etc.

Then suddenly one is left with the question
in a market in an oasis town a stone’s throw from the Sahara and surrounded by sand
where all these beautiful fruits and vegetables, come from.

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This is not the gateway to a productive agriculture
but the road straight out into Sahara. 

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Snow-white salt

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An inevitable topic of conversation among danes, that’s the weather
a well known danish multi-artist Robert Storm Petersen (1882-1949)
cartoonist, writer, animator, illustrator, painter, actor and humorist
is also known for these words:
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it

“How’s the weather ..?” or “How was the weather ..?”
is the inevitable question if you talk to a dane during or after travelling.

I have never experienced that question was not asked
this photo I took soon after arriving on this business trip to Tunisia
indeed, the first mail from Denmark started with “How’s the weather ..?”
then I emailed the photo, returned without comment
immediately I received an email “Oh no, you have snow down in Africa”

– but it wasn’t snow but salt – salt and sand.

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Never kiss a dromedary

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Read my lips
never ever kiss a dromedary
it’s in fact unshaven and has a totally terrible bad breath
I know it..!

On a 10 day trip in the Sahara with dromedaries as transport
we stopped in an oasis for the night
both humans and dromedaries needed catering and rest.

Our Tunisian friends started to cut the characteristic flat cacti in sticks
2 of the young participants on the trip (they were 10-12 years) watched them interested
the dromedaries ate with well-being those cactus bars, ate all the thorns too
the tunisians lured the young people to keep cactus bars with their lips
and so dromedaries took these with great caution
as the tunisians found out that I stood with a big smile on looking at the funny scenario
they handed me a piece of cactus too.

Teaser as I’m, so I hold the cactus with my teeth
instead of just holding it with my lips
the dromedary nipped careful for the cactus, but didn’t get it
then the animal tried again
resulting in that I got a big wet kiss and the dromedary got the cactus

and I found out that dromedaries are unshaven and has a terrible bad breath.

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Weekly Photo Challenge (love)

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The passionate affection – the world’s largest marvel between grown up people.
The word love is used in many many facets of different relations, sometimes misused too
each has their own interpretation and approach to the word
the weekly photo challenge at last, better late than never: “Love“.

Eye contact is a top priority (in my view)
in fact at all relationships between people
both as a businessman and as a private individual
I’m always looking to catch the eyes of other people
enimies or friends, it doesn’t matter.

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Men talk a lot about the “advantages” and “disadvantages” of women
many think I’m silly when I say that it’s the eyes which are most attractive
but that the way I think – the “rear” is only number two.

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Something that is often associated with love are kisses
good old Albert Einstein knew a lot also about this item 

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves
 (Albert Einstein) 

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*photos 2012*

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Travel Wall Theme

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Breakfast with a view

With inspiration from Ailsa’s excellent blog
take a look the challenge here “Where’s my backpack
this’s my 2nd version of the theme “Walls

The walls don’t necessarily have to be impossible to look through
they can easily be solid without being massive
this is the conditions of drinking morning coffee outside the accommodation
2 short periods each year (one week each)
one of the drawbacks of had tasks spread around the world.

joking aside – always look forward to these meetings – which definitely is hard work.

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Travel Theme Wall

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With inspiration from Ailsa’s excellent blog
take a look the challenge here “Where’s my backpack
this’s my version of the theme “Walls

Hadrian’s Wall Path

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Shortcut to the UK National Trail / Hadrians Wall Path (link)

There are many walls around the world
some are imaginary, other probably more real
but there are those walls which are palpable.

That the wall on Wall Street was built for keeping indians away, isn’t to see anymore
 to hear the real “Pink Floyd” play “The Wall” live is too late
 to visit the Great Wall of China are perhaps too expensive
 and the Berlin Wall is gone.

But the old wall called Hadrian’s Wall Path
“which almost divides England and Scotland”
it’s still there, although it was built in the time of the Roman Empire
at the time where the romans were in the UK too
and it is possible to hike along the wall in this beautiful countryside nature.

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