Haiti update September, 2021

Haiti update September, 2021

It's now three weeks since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Haiti has officially ended the earthquake search and rescue mission and began the recovery phase. The big business of gang kidnappings ceased for about two weeks after the earthquake. However, the weak...

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Panoramas

Panoramas

I love to do panormas with my Iphone. Fairly easy to get a nice result. Best if you are higher up a bit, but works on street view as well. I then make them the same dimensions (1x3) and add black border. I think the result works. Some sample below. More on my Flickr:

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Payatas 20 years on!

Payatas 20 years on!

Today marks 20 years since the devastating trash slide in Manila, the Philippines. More than 250 people died, and hundreds got injured. Many are still missing. July in 2000 had abysmal weather in the Philippines. Typhoons Kirogi and Kai-Tak passed over the main island...

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Haiti crisis continues

Haiti crisis continues

More than one-third of Haitians are now facing "severe food insecurity," according to a new report by the World Food Programme (WFP). That is 3.7 million people. Among them, one million are facing "food emergency," just one step away from famine. Families face extreme...

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Crisis pushes Haiti to the brink of collapse

Crisis pushes Haiti to the brink of collapse

Crisis pushes Haiti to the brink of collapse! Is there any solution? A struggle between President Moïse and an opposition movement demanding his ouster has led to violent demonstrations. Seven weeks of unrest around Haiti have led to soaring prices, non-existing...

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Crisis in Haiti deepens

Crisis in Haiti deepens

Since 2018 the economic situation in Haiti has steadily deteriorated with an increase in the cost of living related among other things to the depreciation of 23% of the national currency in 6 months. This situation, combined with socio-political tensions and low...

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Haiti inflation

Haiti inflation

New records in Haiti, but for all the wrong reasons. The prices increased by 1,5% in February compared to January, and on year-to-year the inflation is now at 17%. Food prices soared more than 20% over the last year. Selected price increases in one year that make...

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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th...

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Bang Rak cinema going away

Bang Rak cinema going away

The oldest movie theater in Bangkok - Prince’s - once called Bang Rak Cinema (built in 1908) was getting demolished earlier this year. I walked by the hidden trok (side street), looking for a restaurant, and walked straight into the demolishing. They let me enter, and...

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Street food in Bangkok soon banned?

Street food in Bangkok soon banned?

First of all. I’m all for development and enhancement of cities and neighborhoods. But in my world, Bangkok is moving in the wrong direction on a few levels. Old classic housing areas and projects are taken down for new skyscrapers and shopping malls (seriously, many...

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