Pantsula, the Cool Dance of South Africa’s Urban Youth

March 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Literally, pantsula translates from Zulu as "to walk like a duck". It's an energetic, syncopated urban dance that originated in Johannesburg townships during a traumatic period of apartheid in the 1950s, and is today seeing a resurgence among the...Leer más

South Africa’s Intoxicating Wine Country

March 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The diverse country at the bottom of the African continent has been making quite a quality name for itself in winedom in recent years - these days South Africa is the world's ninth-largest wine producer - although winemaking here dates back to th...Leer más

Johannesburg’s Creative Cool

January 31, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The "Mother City" of South Africa can, admittedly sometimes seem intimidating in some ways. But even as Johannesburg's streets and neighbourhoods recall a troubled, sometimes tragic past, they also stand for hope, opportunities, anticipation and a me...Leer más

Our First South African Safari

January 3, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos | Jay Jacobson If, like us, you’ve been thinking about an African safari for ages but always found an excuse: it’s too far, I have to get vaccines… follow our advice, it’s time to put your fears behind you and embark on the adve...Leer más

Historic Meets Hip in Cool Essaouira, Morocco

December 15, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo |  saiko3p This North African country is packed full of exciting, exotic cities, but there’s something unique about Essaouira (pop. 70,000) perched out on the Atlantic coast. Largely designed for a Morocco’s sultan by European architect...Leer más

The Heart of South Africa With Our Johannesburg Iberia Mayor

November 15, 2016 - Sin comentarios

We're hot on Jo'berg right now, and enjoying our renewed service to South Africa's "Mother City". And now we have the benefit of inside guidance of one of our #IberiaMayors, Rocío Oceja, who unlocks for us some of the secrets of what she calls...Leer más

Meknes, Morocco’s Undersung ‘Imperial City’

October 28, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo | Karol Kozlowski The kingdom of Morocco is rooted in a series of North Africa Islamic dynasties stretching back to 974 AD, and with the ebb and flow of history, the various dynasties at various times occupied four “Imperial Cities” as ...Leer más

Cheers to Algiers!

September 30, 2016 - Sin comentarios

image | Wikipedia Quick, what’s Africa’s largest country? If you said Congo, Libya, or South Africa, well, yes, they’re certainly up there, but the answer is Libya’s (plus Morocco’s and Tunisia’s) next-door neighbour Algeria – bigge...Leer más

Johannesburg’s Funky Jeppestown Neighbourhood

August 31, 2016 - Sin comentarios

                           photo | City of Gold Festival Visiting South Africa's biggest, most bustling city, there's so much to draw you in besides the standard "sightseeing". It's a hotbed of urban artists, as well as hybrid arch...Leer más

The Big Game’s Afoot in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

July 8, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: Joney The word “park” for many many conjure up civilised, groomed lawns, flowerbeds, and patches of dappled woods. But in Africa, game parks are wild swaths of raw nature, preserved both for biodiversity and so that humans can experien...Leer más

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