Guests at an exclusive, island resort in Vietnam can now view the region’s colourful aquatic life in unparalleled clarity thanks to a new 24-person submarine with panoramic windows that takes tourists to depths of 100m in air-conditioned comfort.
The bottom of North America’s Great Lakes yields a treasure trove of WWll aircraft, many of them veterans of major battles including Pearl Harbor, Midway and the Solomons. Today these planes are being retrieved and restored to impress their lessons on a new generation.
Other than Africa’s Nile, it’s hard to pick a river that’s been more instrumental in advancing humanity’s scientific, industrial and cultural evolution than Europe’s Danube. But though it’s shaped the destinies of nations and empires for centuries, it now seems the mighty river may be in trouble.
Someone said it was Wednesday today – they could be right. Aboard our 12m kauri keeler in an isolated Aotea Great Barrier Island bay, keeping track of the days has always seemed an urban oddity, along with commuting to work and flat whites at the local café on Saturday mornings.