Sr. Felipe enjoying a good puff now upstairs

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Friday, July 23, 2010

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Ascot 16:25 I always take note, when a french raider is entered in a big race in England. This time it is Daryakana, the only filly in a star-studded field and according to the stats completely without a chance. But i am going against the crowd and have an each-way bet at 14/1 with a small stake.***unpl.

Friday, July 16, 2010

17.07. Turf pick

Newbury 15.20 Reckless Reward 5/1***unpl.

The class horse in a massive 25-runner field. With Richard Hannon´s stable in splendid form and Ryan Moore in the saddle, a great run has to be expected.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back on my stomping ground

Lake Titicaca

The journey confirmed my strong belief, that for me as a beerdrinker and non-familyman traveling independetly through countries like those is one of the best things i can do in my life. Added great memories and met some genuine nice folks along the way.
Bolivia - I like it. Friendly, inexpensive and save, unless you drive on the world´s most dangerous road from La Paz to Coroico. Different climate zones, a great variety of flora and fauna and lots of historical sites make it an interesting coutry to explore. Social unrest happens occasionally though with the beloved road block.
Paraguay - When i arrived in Asuncion i found "Hamburger Schmuddelwedder" with rain and low temperatures. I decided to move on to Brasil asap. However, on my way back the sun was scorching hot and the 28 hour bus ride through the Gran Chaco was not pleasant. Asuncion is quite a charming city with it´s collonial buildings, good beer too.
Brasil - Aaaah... Brasil: Samba, sun, Bossa, beer, fiesta, football - you get the picture. Well, i had some of the above, but it is probably necessary to travel deeper into the country to find the real Brasil.

Some afternoon guitar playing

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vallegrande / Bolivia

This is the laundry building, where Che Guevara´s body was presented to the press after he was killed in the nearby village of La Higuera in 1967. May his spirit lives on.

Iguazu Falls / Brasil

I have already been to the mighty Victoria Falls, so I didn´t go overboard by the view of this falls. But definitely worth a visit.