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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mangoes and Mozart, bananas and Bach

I've just received a ten-page letter from my Austrian friend Horst Berger, who since 1995 lives in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific, and since 2009 on the remote and tiny island of Uiha. He lives a seemingly idyllic albeit spartan life far away from what we like to call 'civilisation' and yet he cannot deny his cultural leanings which include a liking for classical music.

I've sent him a portable CD-player which he can run off his small solar panel and added a couple of CDs which he could never afford to buy himself from his tiny pension. If you want to change Horst's life from bananas and bankruptcy to bananas and Bach, why not put some of your unwanted classical music CDs in a small jiffy-bag and address it to:


P.S. Postage costs to Tonga are the biggest costs which you can calculate here.