The Western Cape’s Reputation for Wine is Undiminished — but Now its Food Has Caught Up. By Cindy-Lou Dale When it comes to eating opportunities, you don’t get much hotter than Bree Street’s central reaches. It’s overtaken Camps Bay, Long Street and even Kloof Street as Cape Town’s coolest strip. Taking a walk along Bree […]
Africa is so big and has so many cultures, it defies description. One can only safely talk about the individual nations, who themselves are divided up from ancient tribes.
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Learning from Locals in Tanzania’s Great Rift Valley By James Michael Dorsey The man with the spear seemed to appear right next to me as if by magic, but rather than threatening me, his shy laugh told me I had found the tribe I had come to visit in Tanzania. I was in Africa’s Great […]
Movie locations guide to Out of Africa: Karen Blixen’s Kenya When Karen Blixen published her autobiographical novel Out of Africa in 1937, under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen, it was an idealized picture of her time in Africa and a declaration of love to what is now Kenya. Follow in the footsteps of the author and visit […]
Paarl – the Pearl of the Boland in South Africa’s Wine Region By Cindy-Lou Dale A 40-minute drive outside Cape Town, on Route 62, at the foot of the second-largest granite outcrop in the world, you’ll find an unexpected jewel: the scenic town of Paarl, a place brimming with Cape Dutch, Victorian and Art Deco […]
Rain on My Parade By Brittany Caumette Rain. Pounding down onto the empty road in Malawi. Gushing down the escarpment, gathering force and mud before plunging into the great lake. Washing out fields of maize, soaking through colorful fabrics donned by wrinkled female farmers. Sneaking between cracks in red brick houses with […]
A day in life During Africa travels Without Seeing a Thing, but Feeling a Lot By Tony Giles This trip began back in the middle of February 2012. I flew to Morocco, totally blind and partially deaf, but travelling solo. My mission: to attempt to visit several countries in north and west Africa in about seven weeks. […]
Nigeria’s movie industry is the third-largest in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood. They are budget, direct-to-video flicks – but Africa’s millions are demanding more, and they simply can’t get enough. By Cindy-Lou Dale When I first read of Nigeria’s movie business producing hundreds of feature-length films every year, using digital cameras, I found the […]
By Sam McManus “Patience Iago, patience!” My friend Gurbinder (Binder) was role-playing scenes between the Jafar the evil vizier and his talking parrot Iago from the Disney cartoon Aladdin. These had instigated such a fit of laugher in me that I could barely walk. The fact that we were at that moment trekking across the wilds of […]
Nose Jobs, Temples, and Egyptian Treasures on the Red Sea By Nick Parkins The Red Sea has always conjured up magical visions for the aspiring tourist. In years past most visitors were attracted by the monuments and antiquities of the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt. More recently the trend has changed to accommodate diving enthusiasts who […]
Keeping the Faith: The Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition (MERC) Father-Mother Earth, We pray thee at sunrise and sunset, that you may not abandon your sacred duty of sustaining our lives. The water that quenches our thirst, the air that we breathe, the trees that provide shade, and the animals that give us company, all make […]