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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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Wisteria wonderland

Imagine a wonderland of blossoms falling down from above your head. Petals in surreal shades of pink, purple and white. What’s more, this paradise that some say is the most beautiful garden in Japan (others say in the entire world) only blooms for a fortnight … Continue readingWisteria wonderland

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The Masterplan

Anything could happen. You learn early, if you are fortunate, this simple truth. You prepare yourself for life by realizing there is no possible preparation; you learn to accept uncertainty. Try telling this to a 23-year-old attempting to backpack alone all over Europe with very … Continue readingThe Masterplan

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