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South Africa Unique Photo Spots

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Africa South Africa Unique Photo Spots written by admin November 14, 2018

Travelling to new countries is always exciting when thinking about new experiences, places to see and people to meet. And it’s natural that people want to document those moments and experiences by taking photographs, videos or recording in journals. Documenting through photography is the most common and most natural method of preserving your memories when travelling abroad. But there tends to be a lack of interesting photographs captured, since most people take pictures of the same tourist attractions, or aren’t very skilled with their portable camera or basic photography theory. While everyone should take the time before a trip to learn a bit more about their camera and how to make great photographs, they should also be planning interesting, unique places to visit that are off the beaten path and could warrant some interesting pictures much different than what everyone else will be taking.

South Africa is a large country, with many landmarks, microclimates and unique locations. You won’t have time to see them all. But you should spend time seeking out unique areas not on the list of common tourist sites in addition to the main landmarks as well. This will require some pre-planning and possible changes in plans and increased travel, but there are plenty of online resources, and it will be well worth it. Sometimes, the best images are captured in transit between significant landmarks, so make sure to have your camera ready to shoot at all times. Carrying a couple of spare batteries is a good idea to accommodate this. Below are some great options for unique and lesser-known areas of South Africa that will get amazing photographs.

Bo Kaap

Located in the “Mother City” of South Africa and only about a 10-minute walk from central Cape Town, Bo Kaap is a colourfully-painted township known for its bright buildings. It has a unique history as being the home to a sizeable Muslim population, the descendants of slaves to the area. However, due to apartheid and the gentrification of a majority of townships, this town has lost its unique culture that contributed to the uniquely-painted buildings. However, it’s still a fantastic place to visit and makes for beautiful photographs.

Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

If you’re travelling near Augrabies Falls, be sure to keep going north to Riemvasmaak Hot Springs, a natural hot spring that formed after volcanic eruptions. You’ll have to navigate a deep ravine surrounded by 5,000 hectares of rough wilderness, but it’s well worth the views and unique photo you’ll get from the adventure.

Cango Caves

These vast dripstone caverns are the largest in South Africa and stunning to see in person, with its vaulted ceilings and immense depth. It’s located near the more popular Swartberg Mountains, so it’s a great stopping-off point on the way out or back. It was discovered in 1780, but to this day, only about 1/4 of the cave system is open to the public.

Tsitsikamma National Park

While most people come here and spend only a brief time on the Garden Route, there are many other unique areas of the park to see and explore. Try finding the Suspension Bridge and Lookout Trail for a fun walk across a long bridge, taking great pictures. Or try the Waterfall Trail to get some beautiful waterfall images.

While this is only a small list of the thousands of unique activities and small townships to see in South Africa, it should provide a good start to finding some unique things to see off the traditional tourist path. Make sure to mix in a bit of both so that you can see some of the most famous landmarks in the country as well. They are the most popular for a reason. And make it an adventure. Ask around and get some fun ideas from the locals. Don’t be afraid to change your plans midway through the trip. The locals know best anyways.

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UGANDA: THE DREAM DESTINATION FOR THE ULTIMATE WILDLIFE ADVENTURE

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All over the world, as tiny travellers grow up and learn to have dreams full of wonder and wanderings, they begin wishing for an African adventure. To become one with the wild, wild land full of twisting trails that lead through emerald green forests and are filled with the cooing of strange birds and the growls of mysterious shadowy animals. That is the dream, right? Well, if you are planning on fulfilling that dream anytime soon, then you are ready for your Uganda adventure.

One visit to Uganda will take you on a journey that you had only dreamt of before. The land is teeming with wildlife, strange birds and gorgeous beasts that will leave the pages of geography books and magazines and walk the wilderness right in front of you.

If you visit, you would obviously want to go on one of those very famous safari tours. You will have at least ten options to choose from and you must choose well, for all of these are the beloved jewels in the Ugandan crown.

Take the safari to Bwindi forests and witness hundreds of mountains gorillas in their wild glory as they thrive in their natural habitat. Or scale the snowy heights of the Rwenzori Mountains and go crashing down the white waters of the Nile.

Take your time interacting with the friendly locals and enjoying the delicious local fruits and delicacies. And since Uganda is not as crowded as its neighbours, this is a perfect destination for adventure-seeking lovebirds and families.

The best part? You can visit anytime you want. Uganda has a tropical and sparkling warm climate so the average temperature is a pleasant 21.5 degrees. Even the rainy seasons are not bad times to visit. The months of April and May also offer you special discounts on safaris so you might want to plan accordingly.

The safaris are pretty cheap anyway. The costs currently start at 600 dollars per person, which is pretty cheap really. A three-day safari in the Bwindi forests would cost around twelve hundred dollars and Queen Elizabeth and Murchison would take about a thousand each. There are also couples and family discounts so you may easily save at least 300 dollars or more.

There is a reason that while travelling in Uganda, Winston Churchill called it the ‘Pearl of Africa.’ Every place here is exquisite and the food is full of flavours. The pineapples here burst with flavours and the mangoes, jackfruits and papayas taste like honey dripping on your tongue.

From the regal mountain gorillas to tree-climbing lions and teeming numbers of chimpanzees, Uganda has it all. The Mount Rwenzori, or the Mountain of the Moon, has been hailed in novels as where adventurers go in search of magic and life-changing experiences. The volcanic Virunga stands in sharp contrast with the shimmering lakes and gushing waterfalls of the land. It is the land where every African dream comes to true and visiting here is a chance that no true wanderer should give up on.

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Egypt – The History

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Egypt is among the six civilisations to arise independently. The ancient land encompasses of more than 6,000 years of history! That’s longer than any other civilisation in human history. It’s culture and history are both world famous and packed with mysteries. Much of Egypt’s ancient history was a mystery. More were revealed on Egypt when the secrets of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered with the discovery and help from the Rosetta Stone.

The River Nile played an important part in Ancient Egypt. They depended on the waters, which flows through severe and parched desert. To support life, only the land on the banks of the Nile could be cultivated. The rest of the country was and is still desert. Only rain that caused the Nile to flood made the fields extremely fertile.

The ancient Egyptians were the first people to develop a system of writing, known as hieroglyphs. They believed it was vital to write down what was happening. Their writings were a mix of pictures and glyphs or symbols that covered a continuous period of over three thousand years. Egyptians believed that hieroglyphs were a gift from the gods that possessed magical powers. Therefore, they inscribed them on objects, temple walls, jewellery, magical papyri and tombs. The symbols are pleasing to the eye, however understanding the ancient script is difficult.

Egyptians believed that there was a life after death. They preserved a dead person’s body and buried it in a tomb with everything he would need in the life after death. Death was considered as a transition to another realm. If one was justified by the gods, one would live eternally in a paradise known as The Field of Reeds. This was a mirror image of one’s life on earth. Before eventually surviving the afterlife, Egyptians had to go through a test in front of 42 gods and Osiris, the god of the underworld. If one failed the test, they would experience the agonising second death. Available to the upper echelons of Egyptian society only was the Book of Dead. This was an additional luxury to shore up and reinforce the chance to get eternal life.

Nefertiti was among the ruling queens of Egypt from the past who deserves being mentioned. One of the most gorgeous and influential queens of Egypt, Nefertiti played a major part in the cult of Aten. She was also a priest during the Amarna period. Restored images show Nefertiti and some of her daughters participating in activities that only the pharaoh was usually shown doing.

One of the most famous rulers of ancient Egypt is Cleopatra! Her family ruled for more than 100 years before she was born. Cleopatra acquired the throne at 18 years old along with her 10-year-old brother. You can dive deeper into the world of the Queen of Nile by playing Cleopatra slots at Kitty Bingo. On this game, you will find yourself in Egypt where sandstorms of winnings might embrace you. You will see the pharaohs, the golden jewelleries and Cleopatra herself.

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The Top 5 Sights in Cairo

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I absolutely loved going to Egypt last year, the food, the people, the sights, all absolutely magical. Each time I visit a new country I am always surprised by something and in Egypt, that surprise came during my time in Cairo. I was aware of the show stopping attractions which you can find in Cairo, this was part of the reason for my trip in the first place, but there were also some other sights which I had no idea about, and they really blew me away.

If you have a trip to Cairo coming up, here are my top 5 sights which I think that you should go and see.

Pyramids of Giza

A list like this wouldn’t be complete without including the main attraction in Egypt, the Great Pyramid of Giza and the surrounding pyramid complex. This is the only Ancient Wonder of the World which still exists and it really doesn’t disappoint. The way in which these pyramids were constructed, so many years ago, and the fact that they are still standing is simply breathtaking. Make sure that you get a guide so that you get the best access, and the best information.

See The Sphinx

On the Giza plateau you will find another of the nation’s proudest attraction and that is the huge limestone caring of the sphinx. The sphinx can be seen in the same trip as when you go to see the Great Pyramids and much like those pyramids, you will be left scratching your head at how they could create such a masterpiece with such limited tools.

Muhammad Ali Mosque

At the summit of the citadel in Cairo you will find one of the most stunning mosques in Egypt, the Mohammad Ali mosque. In case you are thinking of the boxer, Mohammad Ali was actually the founder of Egypt and his white marble tomb can be found in the city. This building is extremely ornate and drenched in culture and history. If you only visit one mosque in Egypt, make sure that it is this magnificent building in Cairo.

Khan El-Khalili Market

Whenever I am in a north African or Middle Eastern country, I love to go to the markets for the vibe and the razzmatazz. This market in Cairo is probably the bets that I have ever been to and it is a souk which has been here since 1382, making it one of the worlds’s oldest. There is nothing that you can think of which you won’t be able to find here and if you aren’t in the mood for shopping, the market offers an experience like no other.

The Citadel

Perched on top of the Muqattam Hill in the heart of the city, the Citadel has been here since the early 12th Century and it was the home of the Egyptian government for over 700 years. Within the Citadel you will find an array of mosques, including the aforementioned Mohammad Ali mosque, and you can also learn a great deal about the history of the city and the country.

What are you most looking forward to about Cairo? Let us know in the comments below.

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Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum

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AfricaDestinationsHoliday essentialsTop Travel tips Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum written by admin May 16, 2016

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de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum

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AfricaAsiaCaribbeanDestinations de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum written by admin May 16, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

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Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio

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AfricaDestinationsPhotographyRoad Trips Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio written by admin May 16, 2016

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

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Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source.

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure.

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Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet

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AfricaDestinations Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet written by admin May 16, 2016

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There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum

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AfricaDestinationsFeaturedTravel Tips There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum written by admin May 16, 2016

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But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure