Entries from 'building a city'

a few pics from that last big trip: Singapore

here are a few photos from our stop-over in Singapore last December…. (such a long time ago, but I still wanted to put them up here. after all, this is where it all started ) I’m trying to remember what we did in what seems like a lifetime ago: – I was fascinated by the…

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behind the scenes

Last weekend the Lapologa Gaborone Fashion Weekend took place here in Gabs and I went there on Friday afternoon with my friend Andrea. Apparently, we were a bit early and everyone was still quite busy with preparations. We walked around the big hall with stalls of local designers and found some pretty nice pieces by…

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between rocks and stones

We spent a day exploring Petra, the ancient holy city built in the mountains near Wadi Musa. After an early morning start, we walked through the magnificant rock formations that form the Siq and lead to the Treasury. The sight of this majestic place cast in the reddish stone wall is truly awe-inspiring. From there,…

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beginner’s bush drive

Last Sunday we went to Gaborone Game Reserve for a picknick with our friends. It’s not very big and actually very close to the city, so you never feel like you are really in the bush, but there are plenty of animals and nice picknick areas. I wonder what it will become in the future,…

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walk the line

                              I really wanted to see the Highline in New York and so we went there for a walk followed by lunch at the Standard Grill. The views of the city from this perspective are just great and I love how…

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Rising Skyline

   As mentioned before, a new CBD is currently under development in Gabs. The other day I drove past and was quite impressed by all the works going on there. The architecture is mostly functional and a lot of the projects are actually being built by the Chinese, but some day in the future all…

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rush hour

Gabs city is growing and so is traffic. There is a lot of road construction going on, which means that sometimes you will spend a lot of time in the car, waiting for traffic to move very slowly around one of the detours. These days, even the road along Old Naledi is jammed, and the…

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Impressions from Berlin

We spent a few days in wintery Berlin, and got to see a lot of different quarters while looking at different locations and meeting friends. The city is full of history, beautifully restored buildings, and lots of interesting architecture to discover, but I guess January is not really the best time to explore Berlin…pictures:1, Deutsches…

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stuck on the road

“Dear valued customer. Please be advised that fuel prices will be adjusted upwards effective 11th November 2011. The adjustment is as follows: petrol 40t per litre, diesel 51t per litre, paraffin 50t per litre.”– sms currently circulated regarding increase of fuel prices – I didn’t want to buy fuel, but I was stuck near the…

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Sunset Saturday XX

Sunset behind the dome under construction in the newly built CBD of Gaborone.I was stuck in traffic during rush hour and taking some pictures to pass time.Funnily enough, I didn’t notice the people walking on the dome until I looked at the picture.Gabs is such a fast-growing city – I really wonder what it will…

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