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Tuareg Caravans of Niger

28. December 2009

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Tuareg Caravans of Niger
Every winter Tuareg groups traverse the Niger's Tenere desert to get a hold of salt which is available from the Bilma oasis and exchange millet for the dates. Salt is necessary for Sahelian domestic animals as well as it are in short supply also it is a restricted deposit collective with weighty consumption ensuring money-making markets. In the earlier period, for security, caravans used to form groups and used to travel together. They were attended by a spokesperson of the Agadez Sultanate, who bargained protected passageway as well as single-minded the prices of the salt. Normally more than 20,000 camels participated. This arrangement has lengthy fragmented and also at the present time, contestants includes the friends as well as families who guild together under the leadership of a headman  [...]

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The Cattle Herder Mursi Of Ethopia

25. December 2009

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The Cattle Herder Mursi Of Ethopia
The Mursi are commonly known as Murzu. They are a wandering cattle herder cultural group. They are sited in the region of Debub Omo in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region (SNNPR) in Ethiopia. It is situated very near to the Sudanese boundary. As stated in the national census of the year 2007, there are around 7,500 Mursi in all, out of which hardly 448 dwell in city areas .92.25% of the total Mursi population live in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region (SNNPR). Location The home of the Mursi is enclosed by mountains situated in the region of the River Omo and its various branches. Mago is the major residing area of the Mursi. It is one of the majority isolated areas of the nations. Their neighbors consists of the Banna, the Aari, the Bodi, the Kwegu,  [...]

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Djemila: The Beautiful One!

22. December 2009

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Djemila: The Beautiful One!
The Djemila means the beautiful one, an indeed it is. Djemila is some nine hundred meters above sea level which is perfect example of Roman town planning which suited the mountain’s rugged terrain and adapted it well. Djemila has the amazing constructions of forum’s, basilicas, temples, and triumphal arches and houses. Djemila, a mountain village in Algeria, it has legendary and illustrious, one of the best preserved Berbero-Roman ancient ruins. In 1982 it got inscribed itself in UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was recognized for its unique Roman architecture, which is so well adapted to mountain environment. It is exceptional antique site recognized for its historical significance. The roman ruins are so well preserved, and the way the planning of town, organizes itself around the forum  [...]

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Kaapse Klopse – Exuberant Carnival Of Cape Town

22. December 2009

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Kaapse Klopse – Exuberant Carnival Of Cape Town
Once upon a time when the South Africa was suffering from the plague of Apartheid, i.e. discriminations against black skin people against the white skin people, there came on 19th June , 1890 Orpheus Myron McAdoo’s Virginia Jubilee Singers from the city of Hampton arrived to Cape Town, it was the first black minstrels to perform and tour South Africa. The reception held in there honor was overwhelming and the blacks of the city were giving pleasing smiles, there was aura of happiness around and air was filled with black people’s joy. This event became a legend as it started an historic event, a festival called Kaapse Klopse which has its meaning as clubs in Cape Dutch, or as in English, it is said as troupes. Kaapse Klopes since then has become the Carnival face of Cape Town, as the festival  [...]

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Kasbah Of Algiers: Testament Of Culture And Tradition

21. December 2009

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Medina is an Islamic city, Kasbah of Algiers us unique medina, as it is founded on the ruins of old Icosium. It is a small city that stands on the coastal sites of Mediterranean, which overlooks those islands on which Carthaginian trading post was made in forth century. It was a Phoenician commercial outpost which later then developed into a small roman town. The city is built on hills and as it goes down towards the sea, it’s divided in tow i.e. the high City and Low city. Kasbah is the most intriguing and fascinating part of Algiers. The must visit place are masonries and mosques of the 17th century. Ketchaoua mosque which was built in 1794, by the Dey Baba Hassan is flanked by two minarets is astonishing monument architecture. Mosque el Djedid, built in 1660 during the time of Turkish  [...]

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Horrendous Shipwrecks For Divers In Abu Nuhas

18. December 2009

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A curse for ships is an escapade for the expeditors visiting the dreadful Abu Nuhas. While diving in the Red Sea is quite panoramic due to it’s assortment of marine life, people often douse here to watch the shipwrecks lying unwaveringly on the sea’s rimming reef. The region covered by Sha’ab Abu Nuhas, which means ‘worst bad lack reef’, is a horrendous passage for the mariners sailing toward the Street of Global near Gulf of Suez. It encompasses four shipwrecks that can be explored as a part of audacious diving, and maybe some more those are yet unexplored. The Carnatic The Carnatic, built in 1862, is a vessel 90 meters long with vapor engine and quadrangle-fixed sails. This massive mechanism sailed mostly amid China, Bombay, and Suez and was owned by Peninsula and Oriental Steamship  [...]

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Astonishing Life Of The Sans-Bushmen Of Kalahari

17. December 2009

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Astonishing Life Of The Sans-Bushmen Of Kalahari
The original people of southern section of Africa, whose terrain extents to the  most regions of Zimbabwe Lesotho, South Africa, Mozambique, Nambia, Swaziland,Angola as well as Botswana. The natives here are referred by various names such as San, Bushmen, Sho, Basarwa, Khwe as well as Kung. Traditionally, these native people are especially hunter as well as the gatherers, they are also a branch of the Khoisan group and they are connected to the conventionally rustic Khoikhoi. In the early 1950s, in the course of the 1990s, they toggled to farming. It was the result of the government permitted upgrading programs as well as the greater than before risks of gathering and also hunting lifestyle in the countenance of technological expansion. The Bushmen have offered an affluence of information  [...]

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Mount Kilimanjaro : Roof of Africa

16. December 2009

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Escalating Mount Kilimanjaro The largest peak of Africa, it stands tall by 5,895 meters and the stratovolcano that is presently inactive is located in Tanzania’s north-eastern part. The ice-covered inactive mountain discharges gas through fumaroles in kibo’s key summit crater. The inactive volcano is consisting of tephra and lava’s numerous layers. Its base is extended upto 388,500 ha. The current research reveals that the previous eruptions in the mountain took place about 200,000 years ago. Its tephra squirted in air while lava being liquid was flowed. Creation of the mount is said to be commenced almost 750,000 years back and its three major peak points include Kibo, Shira, and Mawenzi. People around Its surrounding vicinity is densely populated and here stays the chagga tribal people  [...]

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Victoria Falls Zambia

16. December 2009

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Hearing of Livingstone, a small town in Zambia near Victoria Falls, reminds me of my childhood days in Scotland. I am not talking crap. This town was named after a missionary, Dr. David Livingstone, who was born in Blantyre in Scotland, which is coincidently my birth place as well. I sometimes marvel at the development in technology and human behavior that took place in the past couple of centuries. Dr. David was the first white ever to watch the ‘Smoke that Thunders’, the ancient name of Victoria Falls (See, I told you. Even the name has been changed). And now, thousands of people including whites travel to watch the thundering smoke. The last time when I visited this cascading falls, I halted for 2 days at The Zambezi Sun Hotel built nearby, not because of its exquisiteness but due to  [...]

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In The Humpback Whale’s Playground

15. December 2009

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In The Humpback Whale’s Playground
Country Info Republic of Madagascar (formerly Malagasy) is an island nation of Africa located off the southeaster coast of the ‘Black Continent’ in the Indian Ocean. The main island of the country which is also called Madagascar is the fourth largest island (Area: 587041 square kilometres) in the world and is famous for its flora and fauna species majority of which are endemic to the country itself. Madagascar is one of the poorest country’s in the world. National capital is Antananarivo. Humpback whale The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species found in various oceans and seas around the world. Humpback whale has a special body shape comprising very long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. Often found in state of animation, the adult  [...]

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