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March
2017
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Moulid Abu el-Haggag: In Honor of a Patron Sheik

Moulid Abu el-Haggag is an annual festival hosted in Luxor in honor of Yousef el-Haggag the Patron Sheik of the city. To most people outside the Islamic worldview, the word moulid is synonymous with the celebration of the birth of the Prophet of Islam in a religious event known as Moulid Al Nabawy, Mawlid en-Nabi, ...

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March
2017
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City Icon: Luxor (Ancient Thebes), Egypt

Regarded as the world’s greatest open-air museum, the city of Luxor – one of Egypt’s leading tourist attractions – is quite an extraordinary place built on and around the site of ancient Thebes. Thebes was the city of the sun-god Amon-Ra, and was Egypt’s religious center until the Greek period. The 416km² area is split …

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March
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Om Ali -Luxor

Hello folks and welcome to Recipe Wednesday. We do hope you had a lovely weekend trying all our recipes (well, some of them at least, lol!). We promise to bring you menus that wet the lips and keeps them coming back to your table. This week we are in the historic city of Luxor, Egypt. The …

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March
2017
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My Day at Karnak Temple

This account of my day at Karnak temple will begin with what I’ll be doing this Easter. Yes, this Easter I am going to spend some days in Egypt and I hope to visit some of the places in this country that featured in the Bible. These days, people get scared away from Egypt because …

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March
2017
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PORT HARCOURT BANTABA 2017: Opening Nigeria’s South-South to the World

The maiden edition of the Port Harcourt Bantaba took place in the Garden City of Port Harcourt, Nigeria on the 16th and 17th of March 2017. The event was organized by ATQNews.com organizers of the annual AKWAABA Africa Travel Market, the only travel and tourism Expo in West Africa. The two-day event featured a host ...

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March
2017
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My Day at Luxor: Temple, Museum and City

“Did you get to Luxor Temple too?” Ibrahim, my new friend in Luxor asked. “No, maybe I will do so some other time” I said. After a long pause that suggested he was ruminating over something, Ibrahim finally said, “you should have squeezed it in, it’s not far from Karnak and everyone combines a visit …

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March
2017
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Festival: Harare International Festival of the Arts

“The Harare International Festival of the Arts is probably the best organized festival in the sub-continent and one of the most manageably diverse. Most importantly in the current economic situation HIFA has come to be seen as an important symbol of something positive about Zimbabwe.” – Robert Grieg Such is the impression that HIFA (Harare …

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March
2017
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City Icon: Kirsty Coventry, Harare

“Zimbabwe is my home. It’s where I was born. It’s my culture. I will always represent Zimbabwe. Color doesn’t matter to me.” Kirsty Coventry Seven-time Olympic medalist, Kirsty Coventry is the only African and the third woman in history to break the 1:00min barrier in the Women 100m Backstroke. Also the second woman to go …

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March
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Harare Traditional Guru and Muriwo

Hi guys and welcome to another recipe Wednesday. I do hope you have enjoyed our recipes so far. Do leave a comment in the comments box below or subscribe to our page to receive updates. We are in Harare this week, which is the capital city of Zimbabwe. It is the country with the oldest …

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March
2017
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Unbeatable Luxury and Fun at Kariba

Kariba is a perfect escape from the freezing weather that usually characterises winter months in Zimbabwe. Unlike Harare, Gweru or even Bulawayo, Kariba is warmer; and the presence of the magnificent Lake Kariba makes Kariba one of the few places in landlocked Zimbabwe with good prospect for luxury water activities. By air, Harare is just ...

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March
2017
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Snippet of my Wonderful Experience in Harare

With many friends in Harare, I can safely call the city my home. Not that I have stayed there for many years, but the few weeks I spent there last year heralded for me a different perspective of hospitality such that I almost forgot my original home. It started with a long trip from Lagos, ...

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March
2017
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Seven Options for a Weekend Holiday in Ghana

Wondering on what to do for a weekend holiday in Ghana? Let me help you with this list of options; feel free to pick from or/and add to them. Game Drive at Mole National Park Escape to Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge, Mole National Park for a safari, and experience the stunning grassland savannah terrain and ...

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March
2017
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Packing for a Trip to Ghana

If you wish to visit West Africa and you are wondering where to go, a trip to Ghana will be a great Idea. It is one of the few English-speaking countries in West Africa, and it is a fast growing holiday destination on the continent. Many people—like the Obamas, visit Ghana to see some of ...

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March
2017
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Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival, Cape Coast

Purifying the New Year There is more to Cape Coast than the haunting memories of African sons and daughters stored in slave castles before being sardine-packed in slave ships across the Atlantic off to the Americas. Yes, it is pretty much a relaxed community, but Cape Coast comes pretty much alive for the celebration of ...

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March
2017
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City Icon: Cape Coast Castle, Ghana

About forty slave castles, trading posts and forts were built in Ghana, but the biggest of them is the Cape Coast Castle which today is one of the major tourist attractions in Cape Coast. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to visit the area known today as Cape Coast in 1471 which they called Cabo ...

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March
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Ghanaian Spinach Stew with Sweet Plantain

Hi folks! It’s Recipe Wednesday again and time for us to add an extra dish into our recipe folders. I do hope you have enjoyed our recipes so far. Do leave a comment in the comments box below or subscribe to our page to receive updates. We are in Cape Coast this week and from the …

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March
2017
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8 Reasons Why Every Tourist in Ghana Loves Cape Coast

Centuries ago, a black man in Cape Coast is probably a captive en route across the Atlantic as a slave.  Its torturous past notwithstanding, the city has evolved into one of Africa’s main historical and harmonious destinations. Those who visit are glad to walk historical paths with visits to the Cape Coast castle and Elmina ...

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March
2017
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Budget-Friendly Holiday in Cape Coast

I have always loved Accra’s vibe and its people. Well, being the capital and about the most popular place in Ghana means it is a place to be—especially if you want to shop, engage in economic activities or get the best facilities around. However, my recent experience in Cape Coast has tilted my bias for ...

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March
2017
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Visit Rabat for an Authentic Moroccan Hospitality

It’s easy to fall in love with Morocco whichever part of it you visit. But there are some places in the country that will not forgive you if you miss them. Fez, Casablanca, Marrakesh and Rabat are among these places. However, Rabat is distinctively different, being a secret charm among them all. By charm, I ...

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March
2017
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Festival Mawazine, Rabat

Festival Mawazine: High Quality Entertainment Worthy of the Capital Located at the mouth of Bou Regreg River on the Atlantic Coast, Rabat is a laidback, easy going city by Moroccan standard. Although the seventh largest city in the country, Rabat (literarily “Fortified City”) is the national capital and one of the four imperial cities. Rabat …

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March
2017
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UGANDA MEMOIRS…

Back in 1908, a young Winston Churchill dubbed Uganda as the Pearl of Africa in his book My African Journey, but at some point in the nation’s existence it seemed that very pearl was being trampled underfoot during the tyranny of Idi Amin and the wars that ensued afterwards. However, those days are in the …

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March
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Slow Cooked Chicken Tagine

It’s so great how I look forward to Wednesdays – it is mid-week (and countdown to TGIF… Yay!!), it’s when the madness of the beginning of the week starts to slow down. What’s not to love. This week we’re cooking for our Recipe Wednesday: Slow Cooked Chicken Tagine, popular in the city of Rabat, capital of …

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February
2017
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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Rabat

Rabat is a beautiful and historically rich city. Located just by the Atlantic ocean with River Bou Regreg to its left, Rabat is a pleasantly calm and peaceful city. The city was made Morocco’s capital by Morocco’s French colonialists in 1912 and retained as capital after independence in 1956. Rabat is also the residence of …

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