Saturday, January 29, 2011

General #Entacher - #Austria 's Military Commander fallen from grace ?

Austria 's Minister for Defense, Darabos, decided to fire his Military Commander for reasons of insubordination.

Darabos wants to change the Army from Draft to Professionals, a move that did not have enough support
within the Armed Forces itself, let alone within the Austrian population.

Since the dismissal was announced, Austria has been on a virtual rampage.
Christian Kreuziger, free lance journalist and his Fanpage on Facebook has seen a dramatic increase
of visitors and Fans since its inception.

There is no issue in the History of Austria which has experienced so much involvment by the Public. A number of previous economically ill - fated ventures have brought the Austrian public into rage.

Austria needs to change its political thinking, as it seems it is on a new verge of awareness.

Entacher for Austria. Entacher for President. Re-instate Entacher, are the voices heard.
Entacher has risen from General to a Public Figure.

You can read more on his Fanpage :

General Entacher

Friday, January 28, 2011


SlideShare Presentation: Qinghai

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Qinghai tales

Part 1 : Lhasa, Tibet facts

Today, the People’s Republic of China is divided into 23 provinces, five autonomous regions and three municipalities directly under the Central Government.

Tibet, one of the five autonomous regions, is inhabited primarily by people of Tibetan ethnicity Location and Area The southwest border province of Tibet forms the southwestern portion of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

It adjoins the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the province of Qinghai to the north, Sichuan to the east, Yunnan to the southeast, and the nations of Burma (Myanmar), India, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal to the south and west along an international border of nearly 4,000 kilometers.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

passion for life - snow, skiing

Last year we went to Colorado, Steamboatsprings.

Wonderful place to be, one feels like in the adtvertising spot of  Marlboro "Warning : The US General Surgeon says, smoking is dangerous to your health" Nevertheless, we don't smoke.

You find horesemen, ranches all over the place, I guess these folks have some of the best place to live in. Mountains, fresh air, streams and lakes are all in abundance.


It comes as no surprise that mountain folks like us enjoy being in these surroundings.

This brings me back to my main point, which is :


and going skiing with Gottwald.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Kunterbunt - ein Potbourri der Fotografie

Potbourri of photography this should be called.
A blend of pictures from all continents, sampled at random.

Passion for life

- Shanghai
- Wuxi
- Art
- Chengdu
- Bangkok
- Vienna
- Harbin
- Vorarlberg
- Zhejiang Hangzhou
- La Vigiere - Alpes Cote 'd Azur
- Kunming
- Qinghai
- Xining
- Tamale
- Techiman
- Nzerekore
- Niani
- Colmar
- Accra
- Nsawam
- Dege
- Marbella
- Gomoah Fetteh
- Aburi
- Singapore
- Flachau
- Georgetown
- Penang
- Yek Somdet
- Kintampo
- Prestea
- Cagnes Sur Mer
- Hangzhou
- Beyla
- Songkhla
- Conakry
- Jiangxi
- Shaoxing
- Yueyanglou
- Qiaoxishiku
- Feldkirch
- Nice
- Reitdorf
- Gaozhou
- Vangvieng
- Kumasi
- Hunan

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wintery landscapes (und warme Stubn .. )

Auf Twitter

Mit dem Gottwald Ski foan ..  schauts Eich des on :


Blogger's Wintery Paradise Salzburg Austria

My friend was a great homeopathic specialist

I miss him forever.

When my friend Toni was still alive we used to ski in the mountains around Radstadt, Altenmarkt, Reitdorf, Flachau. Winter was our friend, the long, and beautifully laid skiing slopes ever inviting.

I started skiing early, the first time when I was six years old.

My grandfather would take me to a hill not far from our home, I remember
sliding down the slope on my butt, my hands frozen, toes chilled.

Never will I forget my grandfathers technique to warm hands, fingers.
(I assume he must have learned this technique when serving the K.U.K. Army)

He would rub my hands between his palm till I felt the blood shooting up
my finger tips. It certainly solved the immediate problem. Friction evolving int heat,
a simple physical thought.

This must have saved my fingers from completely freezing up..

The rubbing stopped, still my toes were hurting under the heavy ski boots, made of pure leather in those days. Leather though, yet badly insulated.

Unthinkable in modern days.

Coming home was a real pleasure, warming up near the fire, sipping hot tea made from
lime blossoms, which she had picked the summer before.

This tea served as a remedy against colds, and its associated cough.


Toni was from Reitdorf, Flachau. He was a friend who would visit us in Africa, and we in turn went to visit him in Flachau. I will always remember the day when we first, after a long period of time, ventured to the mountains around Altenmarkt, and I fastened the skiis after a 20 year long period of inactivity on the slopes.

It was almost as if I never stopped skiing, within 15 minutes I was back in my previous form, zooming down the slopes at incredible speed, still maintaining the style as I had thwenty years earlier.

Toni was flabberghasted, he was speechless.
We had great fun and I must say, this was one of my best times I spent in Austria.

Some pictures from those days :

Those days remain unforgettable.

When I came across a posting in a blog read recently, the old memories came back. Gottwald Felix, one of Austria 's top Skiers will accompany a group of selected to the Salzburg Alps in March.

It brought back a nostalgic feeling,  not experienced when roaming about in China, Tibet, Thailand and other places of the world.

Lets hope that I stand a chance against the other contenders !

Whatever, whichever, we shall remember the days when Toni and myself roamed the Salzburgian mountains near the 'Sound of music' world.

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(More about Toni in the next episodes)

Till then,

bye all