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February
2017
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Special Valentines’ Day in Mauritius

I saw my first trip to Mauritius as a chance to see for myself what Mark Twain had described thus; “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” The assertion can easily draw the wrong side of religious folks -Well, the idea is hard ...

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February
2017
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Festival: THAIPOOSAM CAVADEE, Mauritius

Mauritius is quite some kind of a multicultural melting pot, with a curious blend of Indian, Chinese, British, French, and African influences. Peaceful coexistence among the people has created a friendly society, while the diversity has added color to the continent through various cultural activities and religious festivals. Thaipoosam Cavadee is one of the most popular …

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February
2017
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Creole Curry and Coconut Tea: a Foodie Exploration of Mauritius

While Mauritius is known for its sugary beaches and top-notch resorts, the tiny Indian Ocean island also has a rich food culture that is as alluring as its powdery palm-fringed sands. I’m not the kind of person who’s happy to lie on a beach lounger sipping cocktails for my holiday, so instead of staying in …

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January
2017
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Explore Mauritius – Africa’s Most Beautiful Island!

It will pass as Africa’s Hawaii; however, it is a destination that, while similar to other islands, is peerless amongst them. It is a paragon of excellence in travel. With stunning beaches and exotic cultural mix, serene atmosphere complemented by pleasing sunrises and winds, jungles, waterfalls, rainbows and interesting people, those who want to visit …

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January
2017
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Simple Plans For Valentines’ Day in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is one of the perfect honeymoon destinations in Tanzania. It’s popular for its nice climate, beaches, facilities and plenty of holiday and bonding activities. If you need a getaway destination for a romantic Valentines’ day, I recommend Zanzibar—it’s your best bet for an escape into Valentines’ day hideaway. While it’s difficult to make specific ...

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January
2017
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Recipe Wednesday – Zanzibar Apple with Rambutan Cream

… And we are approaching the month of love. It’s like we are just getting over the beginning of the year blues and it is already time for another celebration. But it is the celebration of love so we cannot complain. How do you tell your significant other you love them? A pair of specialized cufflinks? …

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January
2017
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10 Things You Should Confirm in Seychelles When You Visit

Seychelles is a gorgeous destination with plenty of nice beaches—some of the best in the world, tropical climate, kilometres of reefs, uninhabited islands and plenty of surprises. As a “paradise on earth,” it easily qualifies as an ideal honeymoon destination for anyone with class. For all its interesting parts, Seychelles has some intriguing facts that ...

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January
2017
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Seychelles; a Chance to Experience Paradise

Left to imagine Seychelles, I bet anyone with an idea about the country will return a picture of paradise. A friend of mine fondly says the Islands of Seychelles mirror for him what heaven will look like. This was why Prince William and Kate Middleton chose to start their lives as a couple in the ...

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December
2016
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10 Incredible African Islands to Celebrate Christmas

Kids love to ask questions, youths love pictures, young adults love adventure, hardworking corporate executives long for a lazy leisure holiday, and old people revel in history. Everyone longs for something and the yuletide is just about the right time to satisfy these yearnings. Interestingly, there are incredible places in Africa that meet every yearning …

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December
2016
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Sao Tome and Principe: a Secret Jewel in the Atlantic

How much of the world do you know? Recently, I had to compile a list of African destinations that are barely known to tourists. After putting together 10 destinations with Sao Tome and Principe among the top three, I forwarded the list to a travel consultant, Gosewo Moseu for her opinion. Surprise! Surprise! After many ...

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December
2016
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FESTIVAL – Saint Helena Carnival

Started as a charity aid to raise funds for a particular cause, Saint Helena Carnival is conducted every two years and comprises of funfare, street parades, music and dancing, and of course eating! The 2014 edition was in aid of Cancer Relief. It is regarded as the best and biggest festival of the island with …

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November
2016
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Visit Reunion Island for Your Best Holiday Yet

Perfectly sited east of Madagascar, close to the romantic island of Mauritius and somewhere in the belle of the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island—a France foreign territory is one holiday destination that easily beats the average traveller’s imagination. Its location and size make it an easy miss, but anyone who is lucky enough to find it ...

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September
2016
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Sao Tome and Principe: Where Emerald Rainforest and the Atlantic Create Seductive Scenery

Sao Tome and Principe! I can almost hear you say where is that? That question goes with the name. Checked out on the map, the country occupies no more than a stamp size space. It is Africa’s second smallest country, and the least visited according to UNWTO. The Beauty Sao Tome and Principe is laid ...

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September
2016
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Festival: Auto De Floripes (Sao Tome and Principe)

Discovered in 1475, the exotic São Toméan archipelago stands out as a beautiful and enchanting tropical paradise in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African coast. Portuguese influence from its colonial past is a dominant feature in its socio-cultural life, and it can be seen in its various celebrations. Without a doubt, the most original ...

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September
2016
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City Icon: Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo – Sao Tome

Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo (1926-2010) “Working, struggling, struggling and conquering, We go ahead with giant steps In the crusade of the African peoples Raising the national flag.” – From Independência Total (national anthem of São Tomé e Principe)  On the 30th of April 1926 in São Tomé city, São Tomé e Principe, ...

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September
2016
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Recipe Wednesday: Chicken with Coffee Sauce – Sao Tomé & Príncipe

Hello guys! Hope you have all are having a great week so far. We wish you an even better weekend coming up. This week we are on the quiet, serene island of Sao Tomé and Príncipe. It is made up of two archipelagos, Sao Tomé island being the bigger of the two and is located …

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September
2016
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Sao Tome: A Post Summer Holiday Haven

As the curtain falls on the summer holidays, the post summer season also beckons in the horizon. If you have been working all summer or just didn’t like the summer rush, this is your perfect getaway season. If you’re looking for quietude, solitude and serenity, the post summer holiday is all you need to refresh ...

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September
2016
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M’Bour: The Perfect Backpacker’s Base in Senegal

Not everyone has enough resources for luxury, but that should not always rob us of what we desire. I know many people who have given up their dream of seeing Africa because they feared the cost. It’s true that traveling anywhere costs some money, but with the appropriate plan, you can cut the cost. For ...

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August
2016
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12 Exciting Treats at Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde is an impressive archipelago of jewel-like islands which lines the West African coast. This unique destination parades some of the world’s most pristine sands, clear beaches, exciting holiday adventures and hospitable people. Here are 12 exciting treats at Cabo Verde you must indulge in whilst there. The peaceful and therapeutic nature of Cabo …

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August
2016
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Festival Carnaval de São Vincente

It is not hard to see the Brazilian influence in the Carnaval de São Vincente. The Portuguese discovered the islands that make up Cape Verde uninhabited in the latter half of the 15th century and began to populate it with various kinds of people they forcefully took there. In a sense, the islands became laboratories …

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August
2016
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Recipe Wednesday: Cachupa – Celebrating in Cape Verde

In Cape Verde when you want to cook for a special occasion or make your family members feel special, you cook a kettle of Cachupa. Cape Verdeans love to share their Cachupa with family members and friends as they believe that a Cachupa can teach a lot about their culture. Cooking Time: 240 minutes Serves: …

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August
2016
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Top Cape Verde Beaches and Hiking Sites

When it comes to having a holiday where you’d feel perfectly at home though you are miles away from your house, head to Cape Verde. This nation of 10 Islands, often described as African Caribbean, offers some interesting sites for hiking and beach holiday. In this piece, we present two hiking spots and some of ...

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June
2016
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Top 5 Reasons to Honeymoon in Sao Tome

How far would you go to surprise the love of life? Look no further. Sao Tome and Principe is the answer. Situated in the Gulf of Guinea, approximately 180 miles off the West African coast, Sao Tome is one of Africa’s treasured honeymoon destinations, a small island country with a rich avalanche of romantic hotspots. …

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June
2016
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Recipe Wednesday: Sonhos de Banana (Banana dreams) Sao Tome & Principe

Hi folks! It’s another recipe Wednesday and we are here to serve you with another tasty recipe from another fantastic location in Africa. Our destination this week takes us to one of our two Portuguese island nations, Sao Tomé and Princípe, which consists of two main islands (you guessed right!) Sao Tomé and Princípe (which is the …

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