Kambodscha – Leben auf dem Tonle-Sap-See

Google translation of title and introduction: Cambodia – Life on Tonle Sap Lake December 3, 2019 Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most fish-rich waters on earth. However, due to the constantly changing water level as a result of the monsoons, people are forced to come to terms with nature in a special way. Many fishermen live with their families in floating villages and on houseboats. Even the school, the gas station and the supermarket float on the water. To get a little insight into the life of the people on the lake, we took a small supply boat from Battambang in western Cambodia to Siem Reap, where we also wanted to see lesser-known temples. The owner of our small hotel in Battambang had enabled us to take the supply boat. We were the only westerners, the supply boat usually doesn’t take tourists.

Senioren um die Welt

Der Tonle-Sap-See gehört zu den fischreichsten Gewässern der Erde. Durch den sich ständig ändernden Wasserspiegel infolge des Monsuns sind die Menschen jedoch gezwungen, sich in besonderer Weise mit der Natur zu arrangieren. Viele Fischer leben mit ihren Familien in schwimmenden Dörfern und auf Hausbooten. Sogar die Schule, die Tankstelle und der Supermarkt schwimmen auf dem Wasser. Um einen kleinen Einblick in das Leben der Menschen auf dem See zu bekommen, fuhren wir mit einem kleinen Versorgungsboot von Battambang im Westen Kambodschas nach Siem Reap, wo wir uns auch weniger bekannte Tempel ansehen wollten. Der Besitzer unseres kleinen Hotels in Battambang hatte es uns ermöglicht, mit dem Versorgungsboot zu fahren. Wir waren die einzigen Westler, das Versorgungsboot nimmt normalerweise keine Touristen mit.

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Frittata di patate vegana o “Farifrittata”

Google translation of introduction: The omelette, used as a side dish or as a main course since the dawn of time, it is customary to imagine it based on beaten eggs. But when I first presented it to my guests, they were amazed to learn that there was no ingredient of animal origin in the making


La frittata, utilizzata come contorno o come secondo piatto dalla notte dei tempi si è soliti immaginarla a base di uova sbattute. Quando invece l’ho presentata le prime volte ai miei ospiti, sbigottiti sono rimasti nel sapere che non c’era ingrediente di origine animale nella realizzazione

Come prepararne una che non deluda le aspettative?  Ecco a voi ciò che più correttamente possiamo chiamare farifrittata! Iniziamo…

Ingredienti(per 2 persone):

3 Cucchiai abbondanti di farina di ceciAvat_pag

1 Patata di medie dimensioni

½ cucchiaino di bicarbonato di sodio



Olio evo


Prendete un piatto piano e versateci 2 o 3 cucchiai abbondanti di farina di ceci, un pizzico generoso di curcuma in polvere, del sale, un giro d’olio evo e un po’ meno di ½ cucchiaino di bicarbonato di sodio.

IMG_7436Mescolate bene incorporando l’acqua, che andrete ad aggiungere un po’ per volta, in modo che non…

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U.S. Supremes unanimously reject “racist precedents” in ruling that tribal police can search and detain non-Indians who are suspected of crimes on tribal lands |

“Protecting our tribal citizens is one of the most basic services we can provide, and today every member of the Supreme Court agreed,” said Fawn Sharp, President of the National Congress of American Indians. “This 9-0 decision is one of the strongest affirmations of tribal sovereignty in a generation and helps secure Native communities.”

For too long, Sharp said, “non-Native criminals escaped justice from crimes committed on tribal lands, but today’s unanimous decision in United States v. Cooley is monumental in changing that.”

Source: U.S. Supremes unanimously reject “racist precedents” in ruling that tribal police can search and detain non-Indians who are suspected of crimes on tribal lands |

beetroot, chickpea coconut curry

Honey Lemon Chai

Healthy yet super comforting, this dish is packed with aromatic spices and cooled with creamy coconut milk. It has the perfect balance of spicy with a hint of sweetness. Full of good nutrients, this recipe is a great idea for a simple weeknight dinner. Keep in mind, preparing beetroot can stain you hands, so put on an apron and wear kitchen gloves to avoid unnecessary mess.

Beetroot, Chickpea Coconut Curry :
PREP TIME : 15 mins COOK TIME : 40-50 minsTOTAL TIME : 1 hour 5 mins


  • 300g (peeled weight) raw beetroot (about 7 medium sized beets), (peeled and cut into small pieces)
  • 400g tin of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 400ml tin of light coconut milk
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (grated)
  • 6cm ginger (grated)
  • 1 red chilli (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1, 1/2…

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The Iconic Colosseo, Rome.

Really impressive…

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Day 3. Our third Day in Rome started with a great Italian breakfast and then we headed to the Historical Colosseo. It’s situated in the center of Rome city and is one of the most ancient monuments in the world. Known as a popular destination, the Colosseum or Colosseo is an iconic symbol of Italy.

Colosseo, Rome. @ Mizou

The subway was crowded by tourists among us. From a distance, we were astonished by the splendid view of the ” Colosseo” which is the remains of The Antic Rome City. It’s a Monumental Roman amphitheater once used for gladiatorial combats games and wild animal fights. After four centuries of activity, the great arena had been neglected.

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine limestone, tuff, and…

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Google translation of introduction: Chios, 2017 – We arrived in Chios by boat, with a real one. The journey was long and I felt like a kind of Ulysses (appellation invented, in a wonderful text, by Ruxandra Cesereanu), there on the deck, twelve hours scrutinizing the horizon. Or reading. It is the only place on ships where I can read with unparalleled delight.

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Chios, 2017

Am ajuns în Chios cu vaporul, cu unul adevărat.


Călătoria a fost lungă și m-am simțit ca un fel de Ulisă (apelativ inventat, într-un minunat text, de Ruxandra Cesereanu), acolo pe punte, douăsprezece ore scrutând orizontul. Sau citind. Pe vapoare e singurul loc unde pot citi cu o delectare inegalabilă.


Am luat vaporul de la Kavala și am făcut doar trei escale până în Chios.


Dacă te încumeți, să știi că nu-i prea comod să stai de la patru după-masa până la patru dimineața pe bănci tari, de o curățenie îndoielnică și cu servicii pe punte care corespund cu nivelul de bilet cel mai ieftin.  Pentru călătorii mai pretențioși există și cabine, cușete multiple de clasa a doua, cabine individuale de clasa întâi sau cabine deluxe, la preț dublu sau triplu comparativ cu biletul pe puntea exterioară.


Majoritatea pasagerilor au coborât înainte de Chios, asa că pe punte…

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Short view of WWII Pacific Army Medicine

Pacific Paratrooper

Buna casualty arrives at the 171st Station Hospital, at Port Moresby, Papua, Dec 42. This 500-bed Hospital arrived at Port Moresby early December and operated together with the 153d Sta Hosp, the 10th Evac Hosp, and a provisional Battalion of the 135th Med Regt. Because of malaria, those patients who, after treatment, were expected to remain unfit for duty more than 14 days, were usually sent to mainland Australia (Townsville or Brisbane).

Every combat Theater of WW2 had its unique medical history, but nowhere did disease pose a greater threat to the American G.I. and to military operations than in the bitter war against Japan!
US Armed Forces faced the dual challenges of fighting and supporting its troops in primitive, largely tropical environments, burdened by severe logistical problems.

View of one of the early Hospitals, located at the Advance Base, Port Moresby, Papua, Aug 42. As military operations in the…

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Another Jamaican COVID-19 “blitz” to get second doses done

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness did incredibly well with a so-called “blitz” of vaccinationsback in April, when they managed to get 75,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines into Jamaican arms within a few days, just before their expiry date.

Now, the Ministry is at it again – for “second dose” people. My husband and I just got our second… So our lives can, hopefully, become easier and so we can become fully protected in two weeks’ time (however, we still plan to observe COVID protocols, masks, social distancing etc). I wish the “vaccine-hesitant” ones would get on board.

Health & Wellness Ministry to host Blitz for Second Dose

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Thursday, June 3, 2021: The Ministry of Health and Wellness will host a special Blitz at the National Arena on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. This Blitz is intended to provide the second dose of…

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Illegal drone scares terns, which abandon 3,000 eggs on Bolsa Chica nesting island – San Gabriel Valley Tribune (Me: Humans/boys with toys – the curse on nature!)

Some 3,000 elegant tern eggs were recently abandoned on a nesting island at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach after a drone, prohibited in the area, crashed and scared off the would be parents. (Photo courtesy of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.)
Drone activity has increased with the popularity of the remote-controlled flying cameras, but it’s only part of the illegal activity disturbing the usually abundant bird life at the reserve, according to both Loebl and Molsberry. With the pandemic driving more and more people to outdoor spaces, last year saw about 100,000 visitors to the Bolsa Chica reserve – up from about 60,000 the previous year, Loebl said. That’s contributed not only to increased drone activity, but also to more dogs and bicycles on the trails – all of which are illegal. Another problem is the Brightwater development of multimillion-dollar homes on the hillside at the north end of the reserve overlooking the wetlands. While most residents respect the sensitive nature of the estuary, there are a few troublesome scofflaws that allow their dogs into the area. “It’s residents that sometimes feel entitled, that feel they should be able to use the land as they like,” Molsberry said. As with the drones, dogs mean fewer birds at the de factor avian sanctuary. At nearly 1,500 acres, the reserve is the largest saltwater marsh between Monterey Bay and the Tijuana River Estuary. Some 800 species of plants and animals l

Source: Illegal drone scares terns, which abandon 3,000 eggs on Bolsa Chica nesting island – San Gabriel Valley Tribune