Category archives: Africa

 

 

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Chefchaouen - the Blue City

Chefchaouen, Morocco. The province is prominent for its unique and beautiful feature: blue houses. The shades of blue color are suppose to ward off mosquitoes. Founded in 1471, the city is situated in and surrounded by the Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen is also famous for the local handcrafts, that are being sold at the market there. Tourists [...]

 

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Top 20 Great Sights

  Check out these spectacular sights! What would you like to do: to visit a hip city, explore ancient architecture, hike in the mountains or simply hangout on a beach? Here are 20 great ideas! 20. Seychelles 19. Mono Lake, California, United States 18. Petra, Jordan 17. Bay of Fundy, Canada 16. Bandarban, Bangladesh 15. [...]

 

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The Jewel of the Sahara

Ghadames, Libya. The Berber oasis town fascinates with a traditional architecture and a severe sandy landscape. The first records about the settlement come from the 1st century BC. The site is added in UNESCO World Heritage list. The place is also referred as “The Jewel of the Sahara“. The minimalist exterior of the buildings, painted white [...]

 

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A Ghost Town in Namibia

Kolmanskop, Namibia. Once a wealthy diamond mining village, named after driver Johnny Coleman, today it serves as an enigmatic tourist destination. Often referred as a ghost town, Kolmanskop was destroyed by the Namib desert. Kolmanskop was abandoned by its residents in 1954 after the diamond fields had exhausted. The deserted settlement finally became covered with sand. [...]

 

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The Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali

The Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali. It is a beautiful architectural example of Sudano-Sahelian and Islamic style. The mosque was built with mud bricks in 13th century. In 1920s it was enlarged to the structure we see today. A very distinct feature is the rodier palm sticks, protruding from the building. Originally they are used as [...]

 

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The Floating Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar

The Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar. The island in the Indian Ocean attracts with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm water and pleasant climate. Among many resorts, tourists are intrigued to have a romantic dinner at The Rock Restaurant. The spot is located on the Michanwi Pingwe beach. The huge rock, posited in the water, was used [...]