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Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Former Japanese Navy HQ, Okinawa, Japan

Inside the former Japanese Navy Headquarters bunker in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan

On my first day in Okinawa I visited the former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters in Naha City. Some 450 metres of tunnels were dug and today 300 metres are open to the public. It’s a sobering place; the horrendous losses to both sides in the only large scale battle on land in Japan during World War […]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Sunset in the Drakensburg, South Africa

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Sunset over the Central Drakensburg mountains at the Champagne Castle Hotel, South Africa. You see why I can’t wait to go back? This place was a wonderful discovery and really underscores the benefit of spontaneity – for each of the five nights of my all-too-brief road trip in South Africa and Swaziland I basically winged […]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Close up with a lion, Moremi, Botswana

A hungry-looking lion in Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

  As I finalize the first of several full-length articles about the fabulous time I had in Botswana last month with Sunway Safaris (it’s the photo and video editing that’s really taking the time, believe me) I’ll put up a few of the best photos here. This was the first lion we saw and although […]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Sunset mokoro ride, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Sunset mokoro ride in Okavango Delta

  One of the countless highlights of my trip to Botswana with Sunway Safaris was undoubtedly this: gliding gracefully through the waters of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro or dug-out canoe. Once fashioned from the mighty sausage tree, these are now environmentally-friendly fibreglass versions but still demand the skill of a local poler/guide. I […]