Collected by Victoria Sterling
interesting places I have been in Africa, to the bottom and along the top... not too much middle ground.
Andrews Rd, Scott Estate, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
no matter how much housing is built in South Africa there is always more needed. due to a large influx from Zimbabwe, and other neighboring countries it appears that there will be "unofficial settlements" for a while longer. not all housing in...
Ma'an Governorate, Jordan
Petra Jordan is one of those places that you have to put on any bucket list. I went a decade ago and then dragged my husband there last year because "you can't miss this one" I told him. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade fans will recognize the...
Soweto, Johannesburg, 1860, South Africa
The stained glass window in Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto stands in tribute to Nelson Mandela. Close to the Hector Petersen Museum, the church was one of the few places where "colored" were allowed to congregate during apartheid. The...
Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan, Tunisia
we were lucky enough to be invited to lunch at a home in Kairouan, Tunisia. this lovely lady absolutely made our day. my travel buddy and I assumed she (being the grandmother of the family) was tired when she disappeared from the main courtyard of...
Cité Brourmet, Tataouine, Tunisia
one of the best things to do on any trip is to meet local people. one morning near the town of Tataouine, Tunisia we hiked up to a mountain top berber village. no running water, it was carried up from a well down near the road. no electricity, her...
57b Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hoàn Kiếm Hanoi, Vietnam
While the art of puppetry is common throughout much of Asia, Vietnam has the unique discipline of water puppetry. These puppets are carved from wood and then lacquered to protect them from the water. The stage for a show is a pool of water, with...
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The Victoria and ALFRED waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa has seen virtually every tourist who sets foot in Cape Town. It is a hub of dining and shopping venues on the waterfront of the most beautiful city in the world. A fabulous view of...
Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang, Laos
the lovely Gao- was the most recent of elephant rides. She ferried us on a lovely short ride through the forest outside of Luang Prabang. Four other rides in Thailand, Cambodia, and India have taught us much about the lives of these gentle giants...
The menu painted on the wall of the cafe in the park at the Mides Gorge is pretty much self explanatory. Nothing fancy- but with no competition out here on the Algerian border there is no need for extra frills. Come for the geologic wonder of the...
Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan, Tunisia
The entrance to Kairouan (spiritual heart of Tunisia) is marked by four giant carpets (made of ceramic tile). If you have interest in handmade carpets (knotted or woven) this is the place in Tunisia. The souks here have everything you can imagine...
Bab Bhar, Tunis, Tunisia
the two weeks my friend and I spent touring Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution brought us many wonderful experiences but right up near the top of the list would be the incredible food we had throughout Tunisia. Wonderful salads, soups,...
Rue Ahmed El Ayech, Tozeur 2200, Tunisia
Tozuer, Tunisia is a town known for its location near the Sahara, the great dry salt lake and the algerian border. the main shopping street had a lot of local handicrafts but this shop for drinks caught my eye with its colorful display of pretty...
76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cape Town's Mount Nelson Hotel is a city icon. And who better to preside over the entrance than another icon? Mahatma Gandhi, who had a strong connection to South Africa (he worked in the country as a young man, and developed his political views...
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