Africa

10 Reasons Why South Africa Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

South Africa is an amazing destination with lots to do beyond safari. Here are some top reasons to make it your next trip (hint: there’s wine!).

That Time I Was Diagnosed With Potentially Fatal African Sleeping Disease

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“Sorry to call so late. We’ve looked at some of your blood work from the lab and need you to come down right away.” After spending 12 hours in the emergency room, this is a call you never want to […]

How To Survive The Trotro In Ghana

Arriving into Africa from my home region of New York, I was immediately overwhelmed by the sites and sounds of Africa. Experiencing standstill traffic and air saturated with diesel fuel while hawkers (men carrying goods and women selling merchandise from […]

African Culture: Notes On Ghanaian Marriage Traditions

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Fried chicken shops and overpriced pizza joints interspersed between fine dining restaurants and smoothie stores. A group of teenagers laughs loudly, pointing at something in the crowd. At one table, a young beggar asks for some food, as the family […]

Inside Look: What A South African Safari Is Really Like

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For those interested in going on a South African safari, it can be difficult to picture exactly what the experience is like. Sure, you know there will be exotic animals, but how close are you getting? Are there any activities […]

Modern Joburg: Johannesburg 19 Years After Apartheid

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Sitting at a hipster cafe in Maboneng, listening to jazz music, tables of whites, blacks, Asians and Indians all sitting together talking in friendly, animated fashion, it’s hard to believe Apartheid ended only 19 years ago in 1994. Johannesburg in […]

How To Pack For An African Safari

There’s something about a safari that can turn even the most laid back traveler into a ‘packzilla’ of epic proportions. People who would normally just throw a few clothes into a backpack start to fret about what colors will avoid […]