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November
2015
TheClarens1

Butha-Buthe: ‘A Place of Lying Down’ in Lesotho

Lesotho’s second largest city is truly rural, yeah, but it’s also a fun place to be. Welcome to Butha-Bathe, a relaxed, serene, budget and rural mountainous city. The name Butha-Buthe means a place of lying down; that is exactly what this city is about—a place to relax under the serene enclaves of mountains and escape …

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November
2015
mauritius-island

10 Reasons to Visit Mauritius

Mauritius is a default choice if you are confused about which destination of choice for your next holiday. The Island has it all. From pleasant temperatures, seemingly endless miles of dazzling beaches, naturally protected by a coral reef, to unimaginable fusion of culture and tradition, Mauritius serves just perfect for all purpose holiday—single, couple or …

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November
2015
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Ẹyọ Festival, Lagos: Memories from my childhood

I was in primary school when I first witnessed the Ádámu Òríșà play, popularly referred to as the Ẹyọ masquerade festival. Growing up in the downtown area of Ẹpẹtẹdo on Lagos Island, where I lived with my grandparents in one of the numerous agbo ‘le (compounds) afforded me the chance of seeing the preparation for …

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November
2015
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Chichiri Museum: The Secret Place of Malawian Uniqueness

It bears not much semblance with the Scottish birth place of Dr. David Livingstone after which it was named, nevertheless, it is a place to be in its own right. I am talking about Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city and no doubt the country’s commercial capital. Blantyre has a vibrancy that attracts business, leisure and …

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November
2015
Malawi (Blantyre) Michiru Mountain

A Tour of Blantyre

Malawi is known for its vibrant and colourful cities. Tourists, because of the welcoming and friendly local people, popularly refer to this country as the “Warm Heart of Africa”. During a tour of Blantyre, visitors are quick to discover it’s one of the popular cities in this county where tourists can get engaged with the …

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November
2015
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SPOTLIGHT: Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel: The First Choice in Lusaka

When the Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel stated, “We want to be a first choice supplier for the service we offer,” they were just being modest. An experience at the hotel will convince you beyond the shadow of a doubt that they are the first choice as far as Lusaka is concerned. As a …

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2

November
2015
Reunion-island

Visit Reunion Island, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Have you ever imagined savouring Asian cuisine, exploring creole markets, experiencing Buddhist traditions or Tamil, Islamic or Christian rituals and lazing around gorgeous beaches or sighting incredible waterfalls or volcanic eruption on a weekend without crossing many boarders? Then I’d recommend that you make a trip to the beautiful Reunion Island, the pearl of the …

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26

October
2015
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Why You Should Visit Brazzaville

I’d like to tell you a story of a city in central Africa. it’s a less traveled, nevertheless worthwhile place to visit. I am talking about Brazzaville; it’s one of the only two capital cities situated on opposite banks of a river, within sight of each other.  Anyway, unlike its so-called ‘noisy neighbour’, Kinshasa; Brazzaville …

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October
2015
Constantine, Algeria

10 Incredible Sights and Vibes of Constantine

Constantine is where history and different civilisations meet and mix, it is where ancient Rome’s architectural grandeur holds tête–à–tête with ottoman’s; while nature’s opulence is shown in the city’s sprawling peaks and running splashes of river Rhumel. Some architects today will shudder at the thought of building an urban city on a plateau, 2, 100 …

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October
2015
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Spectacular Constantine: The City of Bridges

“You do not introduce Constantine,” wrote Malek Haddad. “She introduces herself, and you salute her. She reveals herself and we discover each other,” the poet, who was born in this great city in 1927 asserts. Haddad is right for the city has a jaw-dropping reward for everyone who visits. Well, the Arab League and UNESCO …

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October
2015
Arugba1

Defining Sights at 2015 Osun-Osogbo Festival

Osogbo, Western Nigeria, stood still as the Osun-Osogbo Festival took centre stage in the city on August 21st. Thundering drumbeat echoed in the sky as stream of heads trouped down to Isale Osun, en route to the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove to join in the fun that usually characterizes the grand finale of the annual festival. …

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October
2015
Mahamri dish

9 Incredible Meals You Should Taste In Mombasa

A town with an incredible mix of culture can never be devoid of its own wonder. So it is with Mombasa, an island town located by the Indian Ocean in Kenya. Tourists troop here for the heat, the nightlife, and the beach; but more incredibly—though less talked about, for the delicious cuisine. In Mombasa, the …

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2

October
2015
Travel-makes-you-richer

50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time

Here are 50 most inspiring travel quotes of all time put together for your pleasure. Enjoy; and don’t forget to pack your bags and travel! 1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain 2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. …

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September
2015
Finally at the mouth of the cave

Finding Ngwo Cave: An Unforgettable Adventure

Enugu is one city I’m not likely to forget in a hurry. Having read and heard so much about that mythical and fascinating cave, my enthusiasm for Enugu and its popular Ngwo Cave had always been at fever pitch. I added it to my bucket list when I first stumbled on it in school and …

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September
2015
hermanus whales

Top Fun Things To Do in Hermanus

Looking for a place that promises memorable fun things to do during a holiday? Well then, have you heard of Hermanus – that quintessential holiday town located just a mere hour and half from Cape Town, South Africa? It’s impossible to talk about Hermanus without mentioning its whales. The reason is simple; imagine yourself getting …

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September
2015
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Djerbahood: Fascinating street Arts

The Island of Djerba is popular for its lovely beaches, lively souks and succulent seafood; Erriadh an area on the Island however add something more to the splendour, it is unique artistic creativity which has turned the streets into mind-blowing sight! In 2014, Tunisian-French artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh curated the “Djerbahood” a Street Art Project. …

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September
2015
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POP FESTIVAL : Celebrating the acts of Arts

One could barely think of Djerba without Ulysses, its fabled most illustrious visitor, featuring in one’s thoughts; not with the elaborate celebration that always characterises the Ulysses Festival on the Island annually acting as a constant reminder. However, the recent inability of organizers to hold the festival regularly may be pushing Ulysses festival to the …

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September
2015
CesariaEvora1

City Icon – Cesária Évora: The Barefoot Diva

“I have no strength, no energy. I want you to say to my fans: forgive me, but now I need to rest.” – Cesária Évora, the Barefoot Diva (Aug 27, 1941 – Dec 17, 2011) Cesária Évora was a Grammy Award winning singer from Cape Verde who is globally acknowledged as the Queen of Morna, …

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September
2015
BoatCruise1

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
2015
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Highlights of The Great Badagry Festival 2015

As I grew up, I added Badagry to my bucket list and I finally got the chance to visit this beautiful and historic slave trade city called Badagry. And there’s no better time to visit than during the season of the Great Badagry Festival, a commemoration of the slave trade era. If you grew up …

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August
2015
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Recipe Wednesday: Paella Potjie, Swakopmund

Namibian cuisine is influenced to a large degree by South African cooking, though Namibia has about 12 different tribes which have various types of food, most of which are recipes passed down from their periods of colonial influence from South Africa and Germany. The meal this week for our recipe Wednesday is Paella Potjie from …

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August
2015
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Interesting Surprises in Swakopmund

They say life is full of surprises and those who travel see enough of it. I love to travel and see people and places I have read about even if it’s just once because it feels good; in fact, better than merely reading or hearing about a place over a thousand times. Traveling comes with …

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August
2015
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Swakopmund: A City Worth The Gamble!

I was pulled into a sort of gamble scenario recently when I had to make a choice among the various touristic destinations in Namibia. I have actually got an all-expense-paid ticket to visit this country. Here is the main challenge; Namibia is loaded with various choice destination; from the 5 million acres of Namib Desert—the …

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