Flight of the flamingoes

The flamingoes kept up their uniform stride, feeding and feeding. We had taken enough photographs of their scarlet-pink plumage, their hook-scoop beaks, their serial killer eyes. Or so we thought. As we walked back to our car, a girl and her mother beckoned us. “Do … Continue readingFlight of the flamingoes

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Looking for lions

Every day in Etosha is an adventure, a wild experience. Only the day before, in the Namibian national park, we have seen a herd of elephants and a black rhinoceros. We have seen kudus and dik-diks, hyenas and warthogs, zebras and giraffes. Even a leopard … Continue readingLooking for lions

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A day of eating in Asakusa

Mention Asakusa and most visitors to Tokyo will rhapsodise about the gates and giant lanterns of Senso-ji Temple, emblematic of the capital city for them. Yet few know Asakusa has other facets beyond this: from its cuisine – Asakusa is renowned for its unagi (eel) … Continue readingA day of eating in Asakusa

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