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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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John Obey Beach, Sierra Leone
Twenty miles south of Freetown along the gorgeous Freetown Peninsula, John Obey beach is the spectacular site of Tribewanted, an eco-voluntourism venture that combines sustainable development with community empowerment and cross-cultural exchange....
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Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone
The Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary is just 12 square kilometers, but it's home to one of the world’s most concentrated and diverse primate populations (including wild chimpanzees), more than 135 species of bird, 700-plus species of plant, and the...
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Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
This nutritious soup is a favorite Lagos delicacy and hails from the Efik peoples of Southern Nigeria. Made with water leaves, pumpkin leaves, dried and fresh fish, the broth dares to be eaten by hand, using bits of fluffy pounded yam to scoop it...
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Akin Olugbade St, Eti-Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
Ahhhh, the simple pleasures of Nigerian food. Here we have Okro Soup made in the traditional Yoruba style, with the red stew on the side. All this goodness is scooped up with bits of the white ball of pounded yam just waiting to be tucked into....
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6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Depending on the day, mood and direction you look, Lagos can offer absolute African charm and magic, or utter despair and poverty. Victoria Island offer relative safety and great accommodations - but would dare anyone to take a dip swimming in the...
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La Rd, Accra, Ghana
One of the most popular destinations in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, is the Labadi Beach Hotel. It boasts a gourmet restaurant, stunning views, 5-star service and a central location. As a jumping-off point for your exploration of the wonders...
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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
The U.S. Capitol Building is the epicenter of all D.C. political action—this is where the country's most important battles are fought. Home to the House of Representatives and the Senate's meeting chambers for more than two centuries, it's...