Africa

Cracking the Art of a French Picnic in Provence

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I was convinced to move to France by my British francophile man. Always a foodie, I fell in love with Europe during my fine art studies in Florence, where I also gained considerable weight... Although I miss my native Montréal, now that I’ve gotten used to the food culture - thank goodness I’ve found a whole nation with my same obsession - wandering the mark[...]

29 Signs you have been to South Africa

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I have just returned from South Africa where I combined a press trip for Thomas Cook in Durban with a visit to my old home, Cape Town. Even though I was traveling in the middle of South African winter I was beyond stoked to have an opportunity to see my friends and family, eat some of my favorite grub, and just to see the South African sky again. As soo[...]

8 Amazing Festivals in South Africa that are Worth the Trip

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South Africa is more than just another African safari destination - it’s home to some of the biggest music festivals on the continent. Over the last twenty years, local festivals have attracted some of the biggest names in the music industry, racked up a few international awards along the way and are only getting bigger and better. It’s one of the best ways [...]

The Travelettes Guide to a weekend in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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You've probably heard by now that South Africa is one of those must-do's on everybody's to-do list, when it comes to amazing destinations. We love it for the weather, the people, the stunning nature, the food... the list really is endless. While all corners of the country have spectacular places to visit, it is no coincidence that most visitors flock to Cape[...]

Hotels We Love: Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

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Have you ever been to Heaven on Earth? I have: Well, actually this is of course a much more tangible place than Heaven. This is the Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge in northern Tanzania. After trying and failing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro last June my dad and I treated ourselves to a luxurious getaway close to Ngorongoro Crater nature reserve and Serengeti Na[...]

Sun & Soul - A Yoga Holiday in Morocco

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I don’t know about you but personally, I find staying fit on the road quite difficult. I want to eat all the local food and find all the excuses not to work out. As I am at a point of my life though when travel is taking up a big part this doesn't really fly anymore. So I made a resolution to include more fun activities to stay fit whenever I travel. With[...]

6 Safety Tips for Women visiting Morocco

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Morocco - a dream for many, especially solo traveling women who are longing for the colours, tastes and sounds of Northern Africa. But is it safe to travel here as woman? As this is one of the most frequent questions we are being asked by our readers, we thought, why not ask an expert? We invited Amanda Mouttaki, an American expat based in Marrakech to share[...]

Solo Female Travel in Morocco: Should I Go Alone?

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It was early evening when my EasyJet flight from London arrived in Fez airport. I remember the pink glow from the sky as I walked onto the tarmac, the smell of spices and exotic lands, and most of all, I remember the feeling of anticipation which sat in my stomach. Welcome to Morocco. It was my first time in Africa, and although I had travelled to almost 50 [...]

Talking to Strangers, or The Fortune of Morocco

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I stood in the middle of Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira’s main square, trying to decide where to venture first. The sea crashed against the city walls to my right, and I could hear a faint rumble from the medina behind me. I decided to see the famous harbour first and let myself be guided by the smell of seafood and the squawks of hundreds of seagulls. Then [...]