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About the Spread of Dengue Fever

About the Spread of Dengue Fever

While Dengue Fever is by no means a new phenomenon, over the past few decades it has become more widely known and understood. A relatively recent increase in the number of reported cases among world travelers has led to higher interest in the disease among the general population.
The Lowdown on Smoking Hashish in Morocco: Can You Do It Safely?

The Lowdown on Smoking Hashish in Morocco: Can You Do It Safely?

Smoking hashish in Morocco is commonplace but illegal. If you are visiting Morocco and you're hauling a backpack, you will probably be offered hashish. Here are tips on how to be smart about smoking Hashish when traveling in Morocco.
Lake Malawi (Malawi)

Lake Malawi (Malawi)

Lake Malawi, travel information and guide to one of Africa's most beautiful lakes.
Requirements for Travel Into Israel

Requirements for Travel Into Israel

Israel's beauty combined with its religious and political history make it a fascinating destination for travelers. However, the constantly changing political landscape often makes travel into Israel difficult. Always check with the U.S. Department of State for current travel warnings before you leav
Garden Path, Majorelle Gardens

Garden Path, Majorelle Gardens

Path in Majorelle Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco
Day 1 of an 8 day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro

Day 1 of an 8 day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro

Forest trail, day 1, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Groot Constantia - the oldest and grandest vineyard in the Cape

Groot Constantia - the oldest and grandest vineyard in the Cape

One of South Africa's oldest and grandest vineyards, Constantia wine was world famous in the 18th century. These days it is making a comeback. Groot Constantia is a magnificent Cape-Dutch mansion and a visit makes a wonderful day out from Cape Town.
Plan the African Safari That's Right for You

Plan the African Safari That's Right for You

Planning Your Africa Safari. Guide to help you plan the right safari in Africa. Find out what style of accommodation and tour is right for you and your dream African safari. This guide to Safari styles will help you decide what suits your safari needs and provides tour recommendations.
Glee Clubs Zulu Style – Durban's Isicathamiya choirs

Glee Clubs Zulu Style – Durban's Isicathamiya choirs

Isicathamiya, a Zulu music tradition of competitive male voice choirs, takes African singing in an entirely new direction, borrowing heavily from Christian revivalism and ragtime and indulging in hotly contested all-night sing-offs, judged on snappy dressing dance moves as well as the vocals.
Bathroom, Virunga Lodge

Bathroom, Virunga Lodge

Bathroom, Virunga Lodge, Rwanda. Recently refurbished in all 8 cottages, the bathrooms are enormous, with double sinks and a huge shower area.
Buying Salt and Soap

Buying Salt and Soap

Buying salt and soap to give as gifts in Simonga village, Zambia
Inkosana Lodge, Drakensberg

Inkosana Lodge, Drakensberg

The Inkosana Lodge, in the Drakensberg is the perfect place to stay before and after your hike. Set in the Champagne Valley, this backpacker lodge is convenient, inexpensive and very friendly.
Adventure Tours in Dubai

Adventure Tours in Dubai

Visitors to Dubai will find some of the world's most innovative architecture at luxury hotels.dubai image by Stefan Balk from Fotolia.comAdventure tours in Dubai take visitors on tours across miles of desert land with views of some of the largest sand dunes in the world. Travel and...
Tunis, Tunisia's Capital City

Tunis, Tunisia's Capital City

Tunis; image, facts and travel information about Tunisia's capital city, North Africa
November Festivals and Events in Africa

November Festivals and Events in Africa

November Festivals and Events in Africa include a film festival in Cape Town, a Durbar festival in Ghana, a carnival in Mombasa (Kenya) and more.
How to Tigerfish on the Zambezi

How to Tigerfish on the Zambezi

Sport fishing for tigerfish on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe or Zambia is an experience never to be forgotten. The tigerfish is found in many rivers in Africa, and its unique coloring -- silvery body with black stripes and red fins -- is unmistakable. It has a row of fierce teeth, grows to around 20
Where to Eat in Durban - International Cuisine

Where to Eat in Durban - International Cuisine

Tips and information on where to eat in Durban. Durban is famous for its curry but there are also plenty of excellent restaurants serving "international food". Find out where to eat in Durban if you aren't too keen on spice.
Holiday Tips for Egypt

Holiday Tips for Egypt

The Egyptian pyramids, Nile River excursions and the hustle and bustle of Cairo's streets can take the breath out of any traveler. Taking a trip to Egypt is a memory that will last for a lifetime. Though you must be prepared for tourist traps, out-of-control taxis and communication problems with loc
Monk in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Monk in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Monk in Lalibela, Ethiopia