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A Night in the Desert

Like most of us, I look for “authentic” experiences when I travel, ones that don’t feel manufactured for tourists. Using that definition, a camel ride to a desert camp in Morocco filled with tents,...
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Exploring the Otherworldly Side of Botswana

Ask anyone who knows me and you’ll immediately be convinced of my fixation on exploring the whole of Africa — taking pictures along the way led me to Botswana. Each country has its own story...

Exploring Zanzibar through Photos with Nasrin Suleiman

In this photo essay, Nasrin Suleiman introduces us to the stunning beauty of Zanzibar through photos and shares her top five recommendations for things to do, eat and see on the island.  -- Tell us a...
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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....

10 of the Best Bookstores Around the World

Books have the power to transport, as best put by Anna Quindlen. Here are some of the best bookstores around the globe. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the...
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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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