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  • The Eye of Africa

    29. June 2010

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    The Eye of Africa
    If an astronaut were to take a pause and may be look at the Sahara Desert of Mauritania, he or she would sure see a mysterious depression that could very well be mistaken for a very big eye! If you were to look at pictures or zoom in with Google earth, you would then see that the surrounding cliffs; make up the rest of the eye shape. This strange phenomenon is actually a Richat structure (a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert that resembles; most conspicuously; a bulls eye). It is all the more noticeable as the remaining expanse of desert is rather featureless. This structure was formed due to symmetrical uplifting of 'underlying geology'. Hence, due to the thousands of years of erosion, this is visible now. However, this explanation is not accepted all over by the scientific  [...]

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    Get delighted in Mahebourg, Mauritius.

    24. June 2010

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    Get delighted in Mahebourg, Mauritius.
    Mahebourg is a small city on the south-eastern coast of the island of Mauritius The city has always been known for having a high profile tourist clientèle. This is because the tourist destination are serene and lovely and offer an experience that is available nowhere else on the planet. The city has a rich history associated with it. When the colonists first arrived in Mauritius, then entered through this city. There are places in the city which are said to be exactly alike what the city was during the medieval times. The city is rich is flora and fauna and you can even get a specialized tour in the Airgetta birds sanctuary. Fishing is big here in Mauritius and fishermen usually make their catch on an everyday basis. Historical weapons and other such artifacts and remains from  [...]

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    Cape Town, Nightclubs

    22. June 2010

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    Cape Town, Nightclubs
    Can't get any sleep at night because you are one of those people who love going out at night to chill out and may be even shake a leg ? Get your dancing shoes and your club wear to come to the lovely Cape Town. This fun city is filled with discotheques and clubs with live music. There is always something big thats happening in the Cape Town nightlife. Usually catching up on the 'Cape Time's on Friday , lets you in on whats hot and happening over the weekend. The city has a very laid back and relaxed attitude. Not being completely commercialized, there aren't hundreds of clubs and bars around every corner of town. Although there are more than enough, to keep the people more than on their feet and happy, whether they are the local folk or tourists!! Opium, one of the most popular  [...]

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    Amazing FIFA 2010 World Cup Host - South Africa (Part II)

    17. June 2010

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    Amazing FIFA 2010 World Cup Host – South Africa (Part II)
    So you’re in Africa! Whether for the world cup or just sight seeing, get excited and cheer for your favorite team  and while you are  in the city till the next match. Make the most of your stay here in Africa’s beautiful cities. Bask in its varied, exotic wildlife and earthy culture and renew yourself in what this enjoyable and warm country has to offer. Part one gave you a lowdown on what’s the most happening in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria . Now lets take a look at what’s hot in other footballing cities in Africa. Port Elizabeth Located at the end of the picturesque Garden Route along the Cape coast, this city is one of South Africa's major destinations for tourists, many of whom come simply to enjoy the many fine beaches in the city. This  [...]

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    Amazing FIFA 2010 World Cup host - South Africa

    14. June 2010

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    Amazing FIFA 2010 World Cup host – South Africa
    With the world cup fever in full swing , perhaps Africa is the best place to be.. it serves two purposes – you get to watch some crazy football and do a wildlife safari – all in a days work ! The matches of the FIFA world cup  2010 are to be held in 9 cities in Africa. So, while you are at it , why not  savor the rich culture and get involved in everything that these extra ordinary cities have to offer! Johannesburg Also called Jo'burg, Jozi, Egoli or the city of gold, Johannesburg is the largest and wealthiest of South Africa’s cities Once in the city, you definitely should check out the Apartheid museum and the Hector Pieterson museum . When its time for family funyou might consider a trip to the Johannesburg Zoo; one of the largest zoos in south Africa. If you  [...]

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    Things To Do in Mauritania

    4. June 2010

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    Things To Do in Mauritania
    The most popular thing to do in Mauritania is exploring its coastline, which is 800km long and is merely a sandy beach. The coastline hardly has any vegetation. However, it supports an astonishingly varied and huge population of birds. When it comes to inland, this landscape is nothing, but an empty desert. Discover Nouâdhibou,the centre of the fishing industry and the port. It was situated on the peninsula at the northernmost end of the Bay of Levrier. Since the waters here are rich in the fish content, few of the coastal stretches are always inhabited by the locals, inspite of the fact that there is a scarcity of fresh water. If it is possible, take some time out and meet the tribal people, who have survived all through a symbiotic relationship with the wild dolphins, in the middle  [...]

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    NATURE V/S NURTURE

    3. June 2010

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    NATURE V/S NURTURE
    ‘Survival of the fittest’ is the motto that the world has been functioning on for a while now. The species that can outdo the other becomes the dominant one. This rule, however, has been seen more clearly in the case of the animal kingdom. The lion is an animal that is on the top of nature’s food pyramid. It preys upon other carnivores and herbivores, but is rarely preyed on by anyone else (well, except humans). This is a well established fact over the years, and there had never been any reason to believe otherwise. Well, now there is. Who is Kamunyak? Kamunyak, as she was nicknamed, is a lioness in the Samburu Game Reserve of Central Kenya, East Africa; who adopted a young Oryx calf and shocked the world. The name Kamunyak means ‘The Blessed One’. She was nicknamed by the  [...]

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