I moved back to Gauteng about two years ago, but I never made it a mission to see old friends and acquaintances. I now live in Tshwane, and Joburg seems like a different beast right now. Listen, after two years in Cape Town, life inland does become a bit claustrophobic. I mean where is the ocean and mountains to hike inland? I'm joking, but life's way too fast here.
Africa is one of the most misunderstood and underrated regions in the world. The continent that is often mistaken for a country. The number one place people think of when the word "poverty" is mentioned. The region of the world where people know more about its animals than the locals there. One might wonder "why on earth should I visit a country in Africa?" "I’ve watched the Lion King, I know what Africa is all about." "I don’t want to see poor people… I don’t think Africa is worth my money."
In this story, I will talk about tourism in Egypt and all that may pertain to the tourist during his tour in Egypt.
The story of my lifelong dream trip to Africa continues:
Madagascar is one of the most unusual and diverse places in the world! Although it is associated with the continent of Africa, it is less "African" than any place we have visited in Africa. The islands of Reunion and Mauritius are situated east of the main island and stand in sharp contrast to the large island of Madagascar. Whereas the large island has a poverty stricken population, these islands are luxury destinations for the subcontinent of Asia.
A land bursting with souks and spices amidst desert dunes; a place for romantics, beach lovers, barterers, and adventurers. Tunisia holidays entice and delight many people for many reasons, but here are my top five reasons why I think you should visit Tunisia on your next holiday.
I was lucky to visit Egypt on a day trip during a family holiday to Cyprus in 2002. It was a formative experience for me, despite it being a whistle-stop tour of Cairo. We squeezed in time at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, and a visit to the Giza Plateau to see the Sphinx and the Pyramids, as well as the obligatory shopping spree. I didn't know it until I was there, but it was a life-aim to stand inside one of the Pyramids (we visited Khafre's pyramid), and staring into the eyes of Tutankhamun's death mask changed me forever. As you'll see in the brief clip above, those eyes have a haunting, lasting gaze. It was shortly after this trip that I decided to pack in my job and do some traveling, to see a bit of the world. I was nineteen.
In the capital of Ghana, Accra, I drove for seven hours to an endless charming village with forests on the surface of the water and sighed with relief. I placed out of the boat, waited patiently for it to turn to the opposite side, pulled my small bag out of the canoe, and headed straight for the village of Nzulezu, Ghana. It's about 15 minutes drive and 25 minute walk to this frabjous stilt. Here we go, half the fun. Nzulezu is located in the middle of Lake Amansuri and is made entirely of wood with traces of raffia. Nzulezu has a special atmosphere to celebrate all visitors. The village of Nzuleza on the Tandane Lake hill is about a 35 minute canoe ride from Beyin near this extraordinary stilts. Nzulezu means "surface of the water" in the language of Nzema in Ghana. An impressive feature of Nzulezu’s charm is that the wooden rooms are five meters above the lake.
When I look at the architectural design of the Royal Senchi Resort, I fully grasped why Ghana was declared one of the hottest new tourist destinations in the world in 2019. The resort is charming and offers beautiful scenery and a peaceful environment. From the entrance, customer service has always been very good from the first moment.