Journal

17 Amazing African Beaches

For all you readers living in the northern hemisphere who are mourning the end of summer and the start of the cold weather, here are 17 amazing African beaches that will have you daydreaming about sunnier times. We've already shown you the spectacular beaches of...

A Quick Look at Johannesburg’s Street Art

Pathological picture taker, aficionado of the senses, street art, and Johannesburg, and passionately South African, Derek Smith, aka Mr. Baggins, is a talented photographer whose main focus has become capturing street art and the culture that surrounds it. Born in Pretoria, the capital of South...

Visiting Africa: What to Know Before You Go

While the prospect of a trip to Africa is incredibly exciting, it is a destination that requires you to do some preparation before you go, and take special precautions while there. We asked Sibylle Tinsel at the Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre (a travel clinic...

Why Mali’s Music Is Better Than You Thought

Binta Diakite finds it hard to introduce herself because she identifies herself with different ‘nominations.’ She’s an African girl (originally from Bamako, Mali), a Muslim, and part of the Sulani Nation which does not recognize a particular territory. Traveling is her great passion, and although...

13 Amazing African National Parks

Africa is renowned for its wildlife, so it's little wonder that the continent has the highest concentration of national parks on earth (335), which together protect over 1,100 species of mammals, 100,000 species of insects, 2,600 bird species of birds, and 3,000 species of fish....

Something for Everyone: 7 Great African Trips

The continent of Africa has a little something for everyone, whatever your traveling tastes may be. Here, we've chosen seven great destinations that would be perfect for specific types of travelers. Best for First-Time Travelers to Africa: Morocco Morocco's close proximity to Europe (it's only 13km/8 miles...

Clothing of Africa

The clothing of Africa is as interesting, colorful, and exuberant as the people who wear it. We gave you a taste of the very of-the-moment fashion scene in Senegal here, and now we'll give show you some of the more traditional types of clothes worn...

What to Do on a Weekend in Shanghai

Shanghai, the Paris of the East, never stops in a way very different from New York City or any other big metropolitan city. A unique mix of old and new, some of the world’s tallest buildings are located in Shanghai, while some areas of the...

10 Must-See Places in Ethiopia

There's much more to Ethiopia than the news you consume in the media. Adventure, history, nature, culture, religion, gastronomy...

A Spiritual Journey Through Ethiopia

Currently the Executive Director of the organization imagine1day that's been leading a movement in education in Ethiopia since 2007, Sapna Dayal is a talented woman who has lived in many places, experienced different cultures, and comes from a deep rooted cultural background: her father is Indian,...