Home of the Batswana. A close history with South Africa intended for inclusion in grand federal plans in 1910. Never happened as SA turned from Union to Republic and Apartheid. The Government moved from Mafikeng (in SA) to Gaborone in 1965. Stable democracy with uninterrupted elections. Growing culture of learning. My first taste of Mopane Worms (Biltongy. Ish.) and the local beer, St Louis. A good record of Government and Industry working together to benefit the population. 40% of Government revenues come from diamonds (discovered fortuitously after independence). Wildlife. Wide open spaces. The legendary Okavango Delta. A calmer pace of life.