Category Archives for "Africa"

Sep 25

7 of the Best Places to Visit in Africa

By Abi King | Africa

Today’s post comes from a conversation I had on Twitter, when a visit to Namibia, and then Africa at large came up. As it turns out, there are limits to what you can say in 140 characters. So here’s the longer version… Visiting Africa When it comes to talking about Africa, many people still think […]

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Mar 17

The Terrible Mistake of the Madagascar Plan

By Abi King | Africa

The Madagascar Plan Madagascar lies 250 miles east of the coast of mainland Africa, steady and sizeable amid a swirling Indian Ocean and the flowing Mozambique Channel. As one of, if not the, poorest country in the world not currently at war, its people reflect its diverse heritage, its landscape a paradise for nature. Sparkling […]

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Mar 06

Breathe in the Beautiful Beaches of Madagascar

By Abi King | Africa

Madagascar, like so many places in the world where the sand burns white beneath jewel-like waves, has more, far more to it than its beaches. More that I will write about and talk about at another time, on another day. But sometimes, everyone needs a splash of simple happiness. Blue skies. Clear waters. The skittish […]

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Jul 10

19 Things To See And Do in Cape Town

By Abi King | South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa Life is full of surprises. Shooting south through Africa to the almost most southerly point of Cape Town, a majestic flat-topped mountain rises out of earth to form a table for a giant who dines overlooking the sea. In the foothills of this green-sided beast lies a city that wins design awards, […]

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Dec 06

The Soweto Mandela Leaves Behind

By Abi King | South Africa

A boy kicks a football in the red, barren dust. A cloud of burned, breathless amber follows his feet as he runs. The background is flat and empty; the foreground laced with wire. That’s the image I had of Soweto, South Africa’s most notorious township: a sprawling no man’s land south west of Joburg (itself […]

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Oct 18

After South Africa – A Poem

By Abi King | Inspire Me

Dust in red still stains my shoes And drumbeats soothe my sleepless senses I am home From Africa And while the laundry soaps and whirs, the emails fly, the post stacks high, I find myself now lost for words Lost And humble In thought, in dreams, and threadbare tales, In legends, films and luggage scales […]

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Jul 08

Tahrir Square Last Month, Egypt

By Abi King | Africa

This photo shows an ancient Egyptian monument in front of the burnt-out remains of the old NDP headquarters (The NDP were the party of Hosni Mubarak, ousted during the Arab Spring. The smoky building overlooks Tahrir Square. The monument sits in the Egyptian Museum, home to some of the world’s greatest historical treasures, including the […]

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Jun 11

The Puzzle of the Philae Temple in Aswan Egypt

By Abi King | Africa

Aswan For over two thousand years people have stood where I’m standing now. And yet they haven’t. The Puzzle of the Philae Temple in Aswan For although these honeyed flagstones brought Philae Temple to life back in the Greco-Roman days (around 370 BC,) come the time of flared trousers, big hair and D-I-S-C-O, people moved […]

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