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76 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
On a street that looks a lot like one in the French Quarter of New Orleans sits one of the best markets on the planet. The Pan African Market is three stories of small shops filled with collectibles from all over Africa. My favorite section was on...
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Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
As easy as it would be to spend an entire trip to Zanzibar lazing around on soft-sand beaches, it’s well worth skipping an hour or two of sunbathing to see Stone Town, the ancient district of Zanzibar. With its narrow cobblestoned streets,...
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40 Rue des Banques, Djema el Fna, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
The thing that struck me the most on our travels through the Kasbah were the façades of the old city were all the same, be it new or old, rich or poor. Unlike the American culture of showing their wealth for all to see and to envy, the...
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Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
Muizenberg is a fresh air escape. Locaed on Metrorail's Southern Suburbs line, the train journey there cuts through residential suburbs and wetlands. Eventually, you arrive at your destination - the False Bay side of the Cape and the heart of...
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Palais des remparts hôtel - 18 rue Ibn Rochd - Essaouira (médina), Essaouira 44000, Morocco
On the water is an old fort where artists bring their wears for sale. Bargaining is the way of the world here. I bought some amazing hand painted dishes my favorite leather belt and don't forget to pick up some argan oil here.
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197 Brand Rd, Glenwood, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Durban's eco-friendly Corner Café, in the increasingly popular Glenwood neighborhood, is a local institution, serving up organic food in a convivial environment. Tucked away behind the café is a tiny playground where I found this beautiful mural,...
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I can remember every smell from my first Stay in Morocco... I landed and walked into the Marrakech-Menara airport where Huge Arabic script greets you from the wall... I presume saying Welcome Weary Traveler, or something along those lines. I...
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Old Moshi Road, Tanzania
Several hundred pastors from deep in the bush in Tanzania met in the city of Moshi on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro. Instead of paying attention to the meeting's proceedings, I sneaked out back to see how lunch was coming along. Under the cover...
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Casablanca, Morocco
Shaman witnessing life go by.
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Essaouira, Morocco
Boats sit in the harbour waiting for the green light before this sea of blue takes to... a sea of blue.
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John Obey Beach, Sierra Leone
Fry fry is a catchall term for a variety of (usually fried) foods—plus spaghetti, randomly—that is served on the street with bread. Offerings might include fried plantains, akara (fried black-eyed-bean fritters), gari (shredded cassava) cake,...
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Monduli, Tanzania
Every Sunday in Monduli Juu village (approx 1 hr driving from Arusha) the local Masai community hold their weekly markets. It's not for tourists, it is a place the locals can come and bargain for their weekly supplies - veggies, salt, soap,...
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Slip Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
The Maasai Market is an excellent spot to get all kinds of handmade crafts, jewelry, beads, woodwork, and art in the middle of Nairobi. My favorite items were the stacks of fabrics with Maasai prints, plaids, and Barack Obama screens. At this...
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Gorges du Todgha, Tinghir, Morocco
Todra Gorge takes a while to get to but is well worth the journey. If you have time, stay the night, wait for the moon to come up as the sun goes down and see the gorgeous colours of the red-hued cliffs across the remains of the day.
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Nairobi City, Kenya
Derived from the local language in Kenya, Nyama Choma is a Swahili word meaning - roast meat. The Nyama Choma Ranch restaurant at the safari park hotel offers a stunning selection of roasted barbecued meats sizzling hot presented on skewers and...
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Medina, Asilah, Morocco
The beautiful, white-washed coastal town of Asilah is a just a quick 90 minute drive south of Tangier. One of the cleanest medinas in Morocco, its walls are adorned with an incredible collection of public artwork. With all of the trappings of...
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Kinigi, Rwanda
The Rwandan culture is vibrant & resilient, which is gorgeously expressed in their traditional song & dance. Staying at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in Ruhengeri, local youth come and share Rwandan traditional dances with guests (don't worry,...
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Massawa, Eritrea
I had the goal of visiting the Rashaida, a nomadic tribe living in Eritrea near Massawa along the coastline of the Red Sea. It was phenomenal to encounter these three young sisters. Girls must wear beautiful long veils from the age of four years...