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Photo essay: Seven days in Malawi in fourteen pictures

Fish Eagle attacks

Fishermen on Lake Malawi I travelled to Malawi for the first time in April this year, spending a week in the “Warm Heart of Africa”. It was a wonderful experience and for once, the slogan is true. Malawi is spectacular, her people are extremely friendly and yet for European travellers – especially from the Nordic […]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Elephant, Hyena Pan, Botswana

Elephant at Hyena Pan, Botswana

This picture of an elephant splashing around in the water at Hyena Pan in Botswana was captured as a still from a video and then processed for colour and tone in Adobe Lightroom. I was kind of bowled over by the almost painting-like effect of the end product. #botswanasafari2015

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: Underneath the London Eye, London, England

Under the London Eye

I’m not a big fan of the fact that Coca-Cola has now taken over London’s wonderful wheel, but such if life I guess – everything needs a sponsor with deep pockets. In any case, I do love the Eye both for the views and its structure; there’s something about this angle that appeals, too…

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


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 […]