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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Out of Africa

Ma'as salaama, au revoir, tchau, vaarwel, kwaheri, dehna hugnee or just plain goodbye Africa. We have loved every bit of you. But it won't be the last time we step foot here.

Here's the Africa round-up:

Strongest, thickest toilet paper: Ethiopia  
Worst toilet paper: Malawi
Worst toilets: Holes in the ground in West Africa and Southern Ethiopia
Tastiest food: Ethiopia and Egypt
If I had to live in a city in Africa: Cape Town, South Africa
Countries I could visit every year: Egypt and Tanzania
Best museum in Africa: Egyptian Museum
Sublime nature and wildlife: Namibia, Tanzania and South Africa
Easiest to travel through: South Africa
Hotels that made us feel like we were home: Les Palmiers (Ouagadougou), MiPiChi and Ginnegap (Johannesburg), Hotel Villa Ombre (Cape Town), Siyonat (Addis Ababa), Hotel Royal (Cairo) and Albabenshal (Siwa)
Cities I could live without: Nairobi and Windhoek
Dreamiest, coastal getaways: Akwidaa, Lamu, Zanzibar and Ilha de Mozambique
Fascinating tribes: Dogon, Himba and Omo Valley Tribes
Best hidden gem: Lake Malawi
Warmest people: Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi
Think twice about visiting again: Mozambique
Best markets: West Africa
Worst tourist touts and hassle: Egypt
Quintessential Africa: Mali, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia

The beauty, warmth and diversity of its land and peoples will instantly steal your heart. Forget what you read or watch on the news about these places, visit it yourself. I guarantee that you'll be coming back.

1 comment:

  1. Soo, great that you were able to put the scams of Egypt behind you and listed Egypt as a place to come back... Very proud of you :))