Author Archives: Jürgen

A little bit of humor is allowed

HIV/AIDS  is no laughing matter but the Ministry of Health in conjunction with partner organizations have come up with a humorous way of talking about it. The billboard poster reads, ” You cannot know the HIV status by just looking. … Continue reading

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Slow motion

Entering Tanzania was mentally and physically exhausting as we had to climb to an altitude of 1800 metres as we headed towards the town of Mbeya. Along the road we saw banana and tea plantations and as we climbed higher … Continue reading

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Can you show us the way?

When we think back to the time that we spent in Malawi we always remember the children as they were always willing to show us the direction. Here we were on Lake Malawi and asked the children where Tanzania was … Continue reading

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A walk at the beach

When the Fishermen leave for the lake the beach belongs to these children. They run around us and shout ‘Azungu, Azungu’, which means white person. It’s like a greeting and we are always ready to give back a reply. We … Continue reading

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Back home at Lake Malawi

”Coming back home to lake Malawi is like coming back home”, I tell the interested locals about my crossing border experience of 2009. We arrived in Monkey Bay and we decided to hold a small party to mark the second … Continue reading

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Hippo, hipp, Hurra!

We are finally in Malawi and this is a sweet memory for me as I was in Malawi during Crossing Borders 1 in 2009 though I did not cycle in the south of Malawi. The’ warm heart of Africa ‘ … Continue reading

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African kids

Children’s faces always brighten our days. They are like torches in the dark and they always illuminate the road as we cycle. These three sisters were patient enough to let us take their pictures. Compared to Germany which has an … Continue reading

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Rural Mosambique

Cycling in  the North of Mozambique is like going back in time. The place looks untouched by the rapid growth that has made Mozambique the second fastest growing economy in Africa. When you look closer it reminds one of the … Continue reading

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In Chimoio we visit a SOS-Village

We had the privilege of visiting a SOS children’s village in Chimoio which caters to the needs of 88 Orphans. A large number of these children’s parents died of HIV/AIDS and this village which has 11 houses and 10 mothers  … Continue reading

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Unrest in the North

On the river Save we are unable to cycle any further. We received information from the German Embassy that the Renamo Rebels had attacked and shot two truck drivers and also had the trucks set on fire. A passenger vehicle … Continue reading

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