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Mauritius – The Thing Next to Paradise

19. August 2010

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Mauritius – The Thing Next to Paradise
The World is a book, and if you do not travel, you only read a page - St. Augustine had rightly said. Well, not the whole of the book, but only a beautiful page, that’s what we are going to look at. If heaven was to be redesigned, it needed a map of Mauritius. Such beautiful beaches, calm waters, environment so peaceful, and fun-loving atmosphere all around – isn’t it just the best for a holiday? All the beaches in Mauritius are just marvelous, covered with palm trees, aqua colored waters, and a bay like curve. We have three of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius to show you here. Paradis Beach The name itself can narrate the story of the beach. This is the first beach that is counted in one of the most beautiful ones in Mauritius. Paradis beach is a small but very beautifully crafted  [...]

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Dakar: Africa’s best in the west

17. August 2010

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Dakar: Africa’s best in the west
Dakar is one of the undiscovered pearls of West Africa, although you might know it best for the annual rally that it lends its name to. And just as the Paris-Dakar Rally is not just any conventional rally you might be used to following, Dakar is unlike any African experience you might have undertaken. Exuberant and vivacious, Dakar has burst into life ever since it cast off three centuries of French colonialism in 1960 and it is almost as if the city has been racing against time itself to make up for every lost moment it had to endure. Dakar is dragging Senegal screaming and dancing by the scruff of its neck into a brighter future. A crucible of noise, Dakar is a swirling cacophony that’s a little bit of everything. By day, the beats of music waft over the air while mingling with the hustle  [...]

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Raw and upcoming art in Morocco

12. August 2010

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Raw and upcoming art in Morocco
The transformation from the earlier form of Casablanca til the new one is the brainchild of thee Mayor of Casablanca, Mohamed Sajid. This man, warded off many eager commercial developers .The mayo, also then went ahead and placed the entire two hundred and fifteen thousand square foot complex in the hands of Casamemoire. This apparently is a non profit architectural preservation society. This was done with the help of the city very proactive and mature art community. This apparently was the mayors way of saying the cultural community is Casablanca is also quite important. Across the last few years many art galleries opened all across the city. The Casablanca Boulevard here is almost two years old. . The owner of the gallery, Aziz Daki is now the co owner and an art historian himself. The city  [...]

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Ol donyo wuas and the private wildlife preserves, Kenya

10. August 2010

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Ol donyo wuas and the private wildlife preserves, Kenya
The republic of Kenya is a country in the eastern region of Africa. This place lies along the Indian Ocean and is close to the equator it is bordered by Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north east. Tanzania lies to the south along with Uganda and Lake Victoria. This place is famous for its wildlife reserves and the thousands of animal species.  The capital of this city is Nairobi. This country is named after a scared mountain that is found in this very region. The English meaning for the name of this country is gods resting place.  Because of the volcanic eruption that took place in prehistoric times here, this resulted win Kenyans association with divinity and creation. . The very indigenous inhabitants of the agricultural land and these people strongly believe in the traditions  [...]

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World famous night safari’s in Karoo

5. August 2010

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World famous night safari’s in Karoo
This word is from khosian etymology. His place is a semi desert region located in South Africa.  This place is divided into two regions. One is the great Karoo which is in the north and the little Karoo which is located in the south.   The higher Karoo has distinct physiographic for the different provinces which are even larger that the south African platform. The great karoo basin has been here since the past two hundred and fifty million years.  This, at one point was completely a glacier. Later on with the onset of inland delta, sea, lakes and swamps, there was a huge deposits of coal that was formed  and this is what began building the south Africa economy. Volcanic activity over here took place on a large scale. Although this place was volcanically active, they had many types of  [...]

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The your wild side out in the glorious wildlife of Masai Mara

3. August 2010

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The your wild side out in the glorious wildlife of Masai Mara
This is one of nature’s most spectacular displays of wildlife on the entire planet. This place is a natural reserve which is called locally as the Mara. This happens to be on of the largest game reserves in western part of Kenya.  And is an effective northern continuation of the serengity national park game and reserve in all of Tanzania.  The reserve is named after the Masai people. . These were the traditional inhabitants of this area. This place has lovely detailing of trees, shrubs, savannah and cloudy regions that line this area. The games reserves are famously known for the Thomson’s gazelle. These giant migrations are what make this place very popular. This takes place every year in between July and October. This place is just a small part of the greater Mara ecosystem. . Amongst  [...]

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Imilchil betrothal fair and trekking the high atlas in morocco

1. August 2010

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Imilchil betrothal fair and trekking the high atlas in morocco
Among the remote villages in the Atlas Mountains, the Berber tribes are known to have ancient customs and traditions that they’ve been following from their ancestors. The most emblematical ritual here is the Imilchil betrothal ceremony which is held at the annual Imilchil fair. After spending a good amount of time in the hot summer mountains m the Imilchil clans along with their neighboring clans as well come back to the beautiful plain of Imilchil almost every September and settle in to prepare themselves through the winter. This place turns into a complete marriage mart and there is a much awaited gathering ceremony that happens here.  A lot of singles come to find their ideal partners and to be found by others. . The men here dress up in their traditional wear completely equipped with  [...]

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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 development  [...]

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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 encountering  [...]

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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 southern neighboring  [...]

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