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Mauritius, Heaven on earth

27. July 2010

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Mauritius, Heaven on earth
Heaven, according to mark twain was copied from Mauritius. It is comparatively smaller than most other inhabited islands. This beautiful looking pea shaped island lies in he Indian Ocean. Not affected by the outside pollution and commercialization, this place is completely untainted and natural as it has always been. The local people here have adapted themselves to the local environment. Officially called the republic of Mauritius is an island nation which lies to the east of Madagascar. This place also has the cargados carajos and the Rodriguez and agalega islands.  This island is one of the Mascarene Islands. The island was ruled first by the Dutch and then the French. After napoleon, the British took control of it. This place is a member of the African union, the South African  [...]

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Aswan and the Cataract hotel, Egypt

22. July 2010

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Aswan and the Cataract hotel, Egypt
Aswan is a city is the south of Egypt and it is the capital of the Aswan governorate. Aswan ha a busy market atmosphere with a big tourist center. The city sued to be smaller but now it has been expanded. The city includes the previously separated community from the elephantine island. Most of the Nubian settlement people who have settled here; do not even roof their houses, because there is almost no rainfall. The city of Aswan used to be called swenet. This is a frontier town that was in the south of ancient Egypt.  Swenet got its name from the goddess that was patron to the city.  The name is also said to have been kept because it could be an Egyptian word and symbol for ‘trade’. The place was also famous because navigation was possible from here to the delta without  [...]

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Abu Simbel temples in Nubia, Africa

20. July 2010

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Abu Simbel temples in Nubia, Africa
The Abu Simbel temples are two huge rock temples that are located in Nubia in southern Egypt. This complex is a UNESCO world heritage site. The site is popularly also known as the “Nubian monuments” The Aswan high dam reservoir is an artificial hill which has a dome structure. This monument was built for the pharaoh Ramesses and his wife queen Nefertari. After the victory at the battle of Kadesh, the pharaoh built this temple as a temple to himself and also to intimidate his enemies. The construction of the temple was started in 1244 BCE and took about twenty years. This place was the temple of Ramesses who is beloved by Amun. This is one amongst the six other rocks built temples during the reign of emperor Ramesses. These temples have a side agenda of impressing the  [...]

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Africa’s finest - Ethiopia

15. July 2010

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Africa’s finest – Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a country that is situated in the horn of Africa.  After Nigeria, this country is the most populated, in the whole of Africa. Eritrea lies to the north and Kenya to the south. Sudan lies to the west of the country and Somalia lies to the east. Also the country is the second oldest country which is and official Christian nation after Armenia. Ethiopia was never colonized which is one unique thing about this country compared to most African countries although it was under Italian military occupation for a period of five years. The country is quite historical. In fact its name was Abyssinia.  Which is Turkish; for land of the habesha people. The climate here is a tropical monsoon with lots of variation. Even thought it is close o the equator, the climate is cooler  [...]

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Amazing Malawi

13. July 2010

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Amazing Malawi
Malawi is a landlocked area on Nyasalanad, the south eastern region of Africa.  Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique lie to the east, the south and the Westlake Malawi separates Tanzania from Mozambique. The capital of this country is a city called Maravi. Malawi was first colonized by he British .when it got its independence in the nineteen sixties; it became a single party state. Amongst the densely populated countries , Malazi is the last developed. There is a lot of rural population and the economy is based primarily on agriculture. The people of the region used to be hunter-gatherers. The climate here is quite hot; especially in the low lying area of the country. However the northern highlands have a temperate climate. Between Novembers an April, there are rains and thunderstorms  [...]

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Get acquainted with the God city of Luxor

8. July 2010

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Get acquainted with the God city of Luxor
Luxor is a city in Egypt which is famous for being the worlds greatest open air museum. The city has the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. Where the temple ruins of Kanark and Luxor are, lies the river Nile. And on the other side of the river, lies the valley of kings, the valley of queens and the Necropolis. Because of these sites, the city of Luxor has become very popular amongst tourists. Luxor used to be the ancient city of Thebes in Egypt. The city was said to have been blessed by Amon -Ra. Also called 'city of the scepter' and 'the shrine'. Thebes was known as 'the city of hundred gates' and 'southern Heliopolis'. This was the main venue for the worship of the sun God Ra. Luxor, Memphis and Heliopolis were the three distinguished cities in Egypt at this time. The  [...]

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Surprise yourself in the lovely city of Tunis

6. July 2010

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Surprise yourself in the lovely city of Tunis
While you are in Tunisia, whether you are here to go visit other famous attractions; or your just stopping by; the city of Tunis is admirably warm with good food, good places to live and lovely things to see. Let us find out a little more about the picturesque city of Tunis. The famous ancient city of 'Carthage' is easily accessible from Tunis. Tunis is world famous for its Souq where you get authentic products and provides you with the most hassle free experience in all of north Africa. The city of Tunis is divided into two parts. One is the old city of Medina and the new city or ville nouvelle. Moving around in Tunis is easy because of its well developed metro system. And the main hub for changing your metro train is the very center of the city which is the Place De la Republique.  [...]

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Savor Mozambique in its finest !

1. July 2010

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Savor Mozambique in its finest !
So you have been to the romantic places and the wildlife preserves. Get yourself up and come to the place where the people are sweet, the land is fun; the locals are warm and welcoming, and the sun shines in its most beautiful yellow ! Mozambique is a beautiful county in south east Africa. This place was first discovered by Vasco Da Gama and later colonized by Portugal. In about 1975, Mozambique got its independence. Mozambique has a tropical climate so if it would be a good idea to go there anytime between April and September. The country has many lovely beaches with amazing coral reefs. Let us look at Pemba which is a beautiful port town in the capital of the Cabo Delgado province which lies in the north of Mozambique. The town is filled with banks, Patisserie, restaurants and supermarkets  [...]

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