Adventurer – Part I through can add up to as much as 36 hours, including layovers and multiple plane/airline changes. The “fun” part about packing for a stop in Switzerland before going to Africa is they have two completely different climates, Switzerland rather chilly and Africa very warm. As you might guess, there’s an effective strategy for that situation too… one I’ll be happy to share with anyone who asks. Anyway, another person from the group, Rick, decided to join us on the Switzerland leg of our journey, and together the three of us had a fabulous time, but that’s story I’ll save for another time.
face meeting. There was a woman from Canada, another from New York, and one from Ohio. They were joined by a ranching couple from Texas, with the balance of the group from Arizona. However, age differences and hometowns were quickly overcome by common interests and the excitement to begin our photo workshop-safari. Everyone, including Tori, forgot all apprehension about “fitting in.” It wasn’t long before our flight was called for the short, one-hour, commuter hop to Maun, Botswana. The flight was comfortable and uneventful, but touching down at the Maun “International” Airport we knew we weren’t in Kansas
anymore and our adventure had begun. See the next edition for Part II of the Reluctant Adventurer. Jerry Chinn an insatiable globe-trotter and award-winning photographer. As Program Director for ROX Expeditions, he develops and coordinates unique small-group (6-12 persons) and special-interest tours. Currently available tours for 2016 include photo workshops-tours to Cuba, India, Iceland, South America, and Antarctica, as well as a June wine/culinary river cruise of Bordeaux, France. For more information, Jerry can be contacted at: email@example.com
Welcome To Africa
Our first stop on the African continent was Johannesburg, South Africa. The airport is a very busy international hub, and while sleek and modern, it’s a gigantic labyrinth of shops, restaurants, terminals and gates. It’s also incredibly inefficient, and long lines and wait times are the norm. It’s also a haven for scam artists and thieves on the lookout for inattentive tourists and expensive camera equipment. As our group gathered together at the prearranged location, I was happy to see they had heeded the warnings and advice they were given. Travel-Photo Tip #3. Under the radar – shun clothes and accessories, watches, etc. that signal thieves you might be traveling with high-value items. This is especially true for your camera gear. Discreetly stow camera equipment in a generic backpack or bag, not in an obvious logo-marked camera bag and resist displaying or playing with your gear in crowded public places. Although group members previously “met” during the online webinars, for most it was the first actual face-to-
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