Lebanese taxi

März 26th, 2011

Location: near Faitroun, Mount Lebanon – Lebanon, Middle East

Cruising uphill in a sturdy Russian mini-jeep at about 70 km/h, when you suddenly realize there’s an old (!) guy hanging on the outside of the car, giving himself a lift to the next village… Well, the elderly human is notoriously weak on foot and especially in mountainous regions like central Lebanon this can be quite enduring. So let’s get smart! Not so weak arms they seem to have, though!

Because the “taxi” is always just a random car passing by, the “passenger” usually won’t know where his ride is going, hoping for the driver to slow down somewhere convenient for him to jump off. The Maronite driver on the other hand isn’t at the mercy of fate for he is protected by the grace of sweet Mother Mary and/or has other (more worldly) measures close at hand to “cut off” unwanted passengers… Actually, she’s looking right at it.

Charge: jeep surf from Rayfoun to Faitroun (4.5km steady uphill), one way:
a warm smile and a big Thank You from old Aaziz, “the man of stone”.

He has spoken…

März 22nd, 2011


A call from the Republic of Aktukukwengu for you!

Dezember 17th, 2009

Welt-Aids-Tag be safe

Dezember 1st, 2009

song by KIGURUMI

Juli 17th, 2009

“Lexikon der Völker und Kulturen” about the Hottentots

November 4th, 2008


One of the leading introductions to work techniques of cultural anthropology “Wissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken in der Ethnologie” from Beer and Fischer recommends the “Lexikon der Völker und Kulturen” where you can find graphics like this explaining the buttsize of african women depending on their cultural origin ; ))))

Here another picture we think they should definitely add in their next edition: