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January
2015
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Best dishes in Africa

Africa has an amazing range of sumptuous and delicious dishes. From the horn of Africa to the Alps in the south, you are sure to experience sumptuous and irresistible dishes that are capable of turning you into an ‘Oliver Twist’ instantly. Here’s a collection of some of the continent’s best dishes. If you haven’t tried …

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January
2015
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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Homemade Delights-Pancakes.

Jamie Oliver keeps talking, writing, campaigning for great food and all the comforts that comes with tasting that ultimate dish,  in my opinion he should be crowned ‘King of Food Porn’. I follow him on instagram, so everyday I am sure to get a perfect picture of something he made for the day to taunt …

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January
2015
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How to rock the boat

Cruising has fast become a favourite holiday among South Africans – every year more and more take advantage of cruise ships visiting the African coast. There are various itineraries to choose from, from short trips to Mozambique island to longer trips to the Indian ocean islands. For many South African travelers, a cruise is their …

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January
2015
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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE: Tassili n’Ajjer National Park, Algeria

Suppose you find rock paintings up in the Sahara Desert, which closely looks like the art form discovered in southern Africa by the San people; what do you conclude? Coincidence? Or assume it was done by the same people who had migrated from one point to the other? Welcome to the Plateau of the Rivers ...

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January
2015
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10 Important Lessons to Learn While Traveling

One of the most exciting ways to learn about the vast world we live in is by traveling. So we decided to go to town to get a few people to share with us their ‘wow’ moments and of course the most memorable lessons from their travel.   1. Naomi, 29 My mom was on …

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January
2015
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BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN MARRAKECH

Planning a romantic get-away to Marrakech? Come with us as we bring you the most popular boutique hotels in Marrakech – the city that combines class and sophistication in an inimitable style. The beautiful architecture of these hotels is a mix of the ancient and modern. And yes, you can even customize your total experience …

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January
2015
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Madagascar – A Naturalist’s Promised Land In Only Six Days

If I say Madagascar – do you say Lemur? This seems to be the one thing that everybody knows about the rather large piece of land that broke away from the African continent to find its evolution exempt of influence; an island with a rich history that features waves of settlers, colonialists and regal Kings. …

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January
2015
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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE: Serengeti National Park

If you want to witness the Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth, pay a visit to Serengeti. When American hunter, Stewart Edward White set out south from Nairobi, Kenya in 1913; little did he know that he was on the verge of discovering what the Maasai knew as Siringitu – “the place where the land moves …

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January
2015
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EQUATORIAL GUINEA 2015: An African Football Fiesta

Yay! The 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations is here! Witness the best of African football from January 17 to February 8, 2015 as Equatorial Guinea hosts the 30th edition of Africa’s biggest football competition; the Orange Africa Cup of Nations. 15 qualifying nations plus the hosts will compete among themselves to determine who becomes …

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January
2015
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7 VITAL LESSONS YOU LEARN FROM TRAVELING

Traveling the world is one of life’s greatest experience. Traveling forces you out of your comfort zone and teaches you about yourself and the world around you that have hitherto been taken for granted. Here are seven important life lessons you learn from exploring the world out there #1  You’re never alone       …

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January
2015
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Recipe Wednesday Namibia: StrauBencarpaccio

Happy New Year!!! How did your festive dishes turn out? So I was surfing for a Namibia recipe. Given that they are the only African country where German is widely spoken, I expected that it would influence their food. However, nothing prepared me for their choice of meat. This side dish was an astonishing discovery …

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January
2015
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TIMKAT, Ethiopia: Experience the Epiphany!

Nothing highlights Ethiopia’s devotion like the various religious ceremonies and festivals celebrated in different parts of the country. Like they say; “Seeing is believing!” Of the many festivals observed in the country such as Ledet or Genna (Christmas), Meskel (Finding the True Cross), Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year), Fasika (Easter), and so many others including Jewish …

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January
2015
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Top 7 Romantic Getaways in Africa

Are you getting married in 2015? Not sure how to surprise that special someone? Or planning to give your parents a memorable anniversary treat? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our exclusive compilation of Africa’s best romantic getaway spots. Either you’re a budget or luxury spender, we’ve got you covered. #7 LAMU …

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January
2015
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NEWSFLASH! Exhibition on Reunion Island’s attractions to run until March 1

Capture, display, save, and preserve the visual heritage of Reunion Island are the catchwords of the Open Window Project Reunion. As a result of this project, the exhibition of the same name is now open in the City of Volcano, the Plaine de Caffres until March 1. Window on Reunion has produced 24 documentaries that …

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January
2015
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TOP 4 PLACES TO VISIT IN 2015

2014 was indeed a splendid year for Africa’s emerging travel industry. From the medieval “Red City” Marrakesh up north to Capetown’s elegant coastline down south, the continent’s priceless destinations commanded global attention in no small measure. Yet, Africa’s beautiful tourism potentials remain largely untapped. Looking ahead, our travel experts have gazed into their “crystal ball” …

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January
2015
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

It’s a new beginning. What are your resolutions for the New Year? What things would you love to achieve before the year runs out? Is there a place you’ll love to visit? A sights you’ll love to see? Or an adventure you’ll love to undertake? 2015 is a great opportunity to run through your bucket …

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December
2014
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29 breathtaking photographs of the human race

Found this on social media thought to share i cried while looking at this pictures. You know we could all make the World a better place if only we try. “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” A boy rescues his sister from underneath …

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December
2014
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A Photo Essay of The Beautiful Island of Mauritius

Here is yet another travel photo essay from Savannah Grace, this time from her trip to Mauritius. When Savannah was a young girl, her and her family went on a crazy family vacation that ended up lasting 4 years, and taking them through 98 countries. She has now started writing about her epic adventures, and has …

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December
2014
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Best places to visit in Botswana

Beautiful Botswana – a land of untamed wilderness, spectacular landscapes and dramatic natural contrast, from the endless stretches of Kalahari Desert and the shimmering salt pans of Makgadikgadi, to the Okavango Delta’s labyrinth of waterways, carpeted with lilies and Chobe National Park with its abundance of wildlife. Botswana is sparsely populated and yet culturally diverse …

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December
2014
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LARGEST FIREWORKS IN THE WORLD, AFRICA!!!!

If you are searching for a destination to spend the yuletide season, Madeira is the perfect place to be. Madeira is an enchanting island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa, and it is referred to as the “Pearl of the Atlantic” or “Green Pearl in the Ocean.” For one, it boasts of …

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December
2014
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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Festive Cooking

Christmas is awesome! I say this because I look forward to it yearly. What’s not to look forward to, all the gifts, food, sales and the commercials that make your heart want to burst. Some of us spend time worrying about which gift we need to buy or our upcoming reunion trip to the family …

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December
2014
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Recipe Wednesday: Creative Cooking

This week one of our foodie followers, Keji Shekete decided to share her spin on the Caruru recipe we featured three weeks ago!!! If you recall this dish is thought to have originated from Angola and was made famous in Brazil by African slave emigrants to the region. So Keji spent her Friday night putting …

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November
2014
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Our Top 7 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Africa

What is more romantic than a stroll down a perfectly white beach with not a soul in sight and the waves crashing at your feet? Africans have a deep affinity for a love story. At many places in Africa (from restaurants to safari lodges) when the staff get wind of a honeymoon couple or a …

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