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Sights and Sounds: Stone Town, Tanzania

"Sights and Sounds" is a new video series from the media platform For Africans by Africans (FABA). The second installment comes to us from Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage sight that used to...
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Egypt Travel Tips for Solo Women Travelers

I consider myself someone with little fear when it comes to traveling to foreign places, however, in the days leading up to my scheduled arrival in Cairo, I was feeling apprehensive.   Suddenly, everything I’d read...
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Mindful Wandering, Part II: Ethiopian Food for Thought

Mariam has already set to work making fresh bread. She pours batter onto a large, round stone pan over the fire and places a cone shaped lid on top. No need for an oven....
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Mindful Wandering, Part I: The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

The sun scorches my shoulders as I sit perched atop a cliff, overlooking the rocky layers of earth below. At such great heights, there is no amount of sunscreen that can protect my freckled...
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Travel Video: Sights and Sounds of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

“Sights and Sounds” is a new video series from the media platform For Africans By Africans (FABA), launching its first episode with an intimate video portrait of the Côte d’Ivoire’s largest metropolis, Abidjan. Made...
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Uganda Through the Lens of an African Fashion Guru

Toddre’ Monier is an international human rights lawyer turned traveler and producer of 'Off the Beaten Path', a web series of her project “Beauty is Universal” and which currently sees her traversing the East...

Why International Day of Rural Women Matters to Travelers

In October of last year, we introduced you to the women of Samburu, Kenya, a rural community where a lack of quick access to water had long necessitated daily walks of considerable distance to...
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A Road Trip through Morocco: A Visit to the Coast and Beyond

With its unique culture and spicy cuisine, set against a stunning backdrop where desert meets the sea, Morocco has so much to offer. On top of it all, flights to Marrakech from mainland Europe...
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An Instagrammer’s Guide to Marrakech

Let’s face it, while we often go on holiday for the sun, sea and sights, we as travelers can also base our choice of destination on how Instagrammable it is. No trip would be...

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