Entries from 'rain'

a few pics from that last big trip: Soaking it in at Fox Glacier I

When we stayed at Fox Glacier, we decided to do a guided tour of the lower part of the glacier. After having walked up to the ice field on the marked path on our own, we were keen to get a little closer to the action, so we joined a group and went back. However,…

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Through the West African Forest

For a potential project, I travelled to Abidjan and embarked on a journey through the last remaining part of the Upper Guinean Forest in Côte d’Ivoire and neighbouring Liberia. It was quite an adventure and we spent endless days on bumpy roads while exploring the Tai–Grebo–Sapo region. The sheer size of the trees and plants…

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the big rain

We were with our friends near Vienna when the big rain started. For four days, it was pouring down like crazy and on the 400km drive from Vienna to Munich through the Alps it never stopped for even a minute. It rained all day on Saturday when we attended a wedding in Schliersee, but we…

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a last trip to the bush

I wanted to spend some time in the bush and wave goodbye to all the animals that are out there before I leave Botswana. And despite the unusually long and heavy rain over the last few days, I was lucky and got to see some elephants, giraffes and lions, among them even a lioness with…

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painting the sky

The rains have started and lately, the sky has been full of the most amazing clouds in all shapes and colors you can imagine. I caught some of the spectacular formations on my way home the other day, from the parking lot and outside the car window, and made it home just before the sky…

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Soup on a Sunday morning

I went to Old Naledi to visit the kids of Happy Home, who received some hot soup to keep warm on this cold and rainy day.I am so glad whenever I get a chance to see them.These kids just make my heart melt.

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after the rain comes sun

There was a massive thunderstorm the other day and overall, we’ve had lots of rain these days. The beauty of the rain here is that most of the time the sun will come out fairly quickly again, sometimes even quick enough for a beautiful rainbow like this.

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rain on your wedding day

Yesterday, our friends got married here in Gaborone. The day was grey and cloudy and in the morning it was pouring down with rain. But unlike in many other places, in Botswana, rain on your wedding day is considered a fortunate sign and so we happily went ahead and celebrated the newly weds with a…

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nach nem Sommerregen

We’re back in Botswana and everything is GREEN!There is lots of grass on the roadsides and leafs on every tree and it makes such a difference. Work has started but there was time for some drinks at Gabs Dam on Friday, where we got into the biggest rainstorm I have ever had here. But after…

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finally: rain!

everyone has been waiting for rain over here and today it finally came!it has been dripping a little bit here and there in the past few weeks but nothing that could really count as ‘rain’. the rain started quite slow and then was pouring down with some ferocious thundering around us. it was a warm,…

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Rain in Mapungubwe

Rain, rain, rain – these were the first impressions that Jona got, when he finally arrived on 22nd April from Germany in Johannesburg. As this time of the year in Southern Africa the short autumn starts and will be followed by winter in June and July – it is getting pretty cold in the morning…

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Flooded office during the night

As me and Martin Hofmann, the other diploma-aspirant working for GTZ, normally work from the GTZ office everything was going smoothly there and fine. But our old office from Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, where we stayed some weeks in the beginning, went on an internal seminar and asked us to babysit the office. We thought no problem but…

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