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Ever heard of Africa you don’t see on tv is beautiful? well, it is not just a myth, it is the truth that has been hidden from the world and people of African descent which has so far, created a sense of shame from Africans in the diaspora, and people who have their roots in the motherland, the misrepresentation is the reason why we believe you black people without an idea of what the motherland looks like should embrace every opportunity to see and explore Africa by themselves then they’ll realise how wrong they’ve  been accepting what a biased media has fed them with all their lives.

we blog on travels n tours, show you Africa through our eyes and help people of the African diaspora make their first and consistent trips to the African continent, which also includes children of African immigrants and people with love for the African continent.  All are welcome, we travel with you and take special care of you all through your stay, so you don’t have to worry about not having someone to guide you through your trip to African countries.

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History and Culture, Travels and Tours

15 Beautiful African Country flags, their Facts and History

There are 54 African countries, each having different national symbols that speak volumes about its history, land, and people. Some of these national symbols include Flags, national anthems, coats of arm and so many other ones.

Basically, this post will be on some beautiful flags in Africa. Flags, as we know, are more than just pieces of clothing hoisted on poles. They carry the identity of a nation and its people. Some African contries flags have been changed from what they used to look like initially.

Did you know that a country’s flag is as powerful as the whole country itself? Therefore, they are respected and any insult on a country’s flag could lead to war. In the olden days, flags were referred to as banners and when a country went to war, the banner led the way. If the opposing country took the banner, it was as good as saying the country that lost its banner had lost the battle.

Now, let’s talk about the beautiful African flags and the history behind them.

1. South Africa

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South Africa gained independence on April 27, 1994. This was the first time the flag was hoisted and adopted; the same day Nelson Mandela was sworn-in as president. It is symbolic of the hope and freedom of the people of the country after the long period of oppression. There is a Y-shape on the flag which stands for the unity in diversity of the South African people.

2. Nigeria

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Michael Taiwo Akinwunmi, a 23-year-old Nigeria studying in faraway London, designed the green-white-green flag in 1959. The flag was adopted and hoisted for the first time on the day of Nigeria’s independence, October 1, 1960. The green color stands for the diverse natural and agricultural resources, while the white color signifies peace.

3. Ghana

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The Ghanaian flag is one of the first to adopt the Pan-African colors, which are red, green, and yellow. It was hoisted in 1957, the same day Ghana gained independence. The red-yellow-green colors are arranged parallel to each other and they stand for the lives lost in the struggle for independence, the mineral resources, and natural wealth respectively. The black star in the middle stands for the emancipation of Africa. The Black Star Shipping line owned by Marcus Garvey inspired it.

4. Rwanda

The current Rwandan flag was designed by Alphonse Kirimobenecyo. It is not the original flag as it was adopted in 2001 to rid the country of the memories of the 1994 genocide. The new flag has four colors: blue, two shades of yellow, and green. The blue signifies peace and joy, the yellow speaks of the country’s economic potential, the green tells of the prosperity of the land, and the yellow sun signifies enlightenment.

5. Morocco

The Moroccan flag was adopted in 1955 even though the country gained independence in 1956. There is a predominantly red color which tells of the bravery of the people of the land. There is also the green pentagram (five-sided star) which is Solomon’s seal. The pentagram was incorporated into the flag in 1915 under the leadership of Mulay Yusuf.

6. Egypt

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This is the most modified flag in African history; it has been modified seven times. Each modification stands for a milestone in the nation’s history. They adopted the current flag in 1984 and it has three major colors: red, white, and black. At the middle of the flag is the country’s national emblem, the Eagle of Saladin. The red speaks of the struggle that brought revolution, the white signifies the non-violent revolution, while the black talks about the end to the reign of the Imperialist in Egypt.

7. Zimbabwe

This flag is one of the most colorful on the continent; it contains six colors: gold, green, yellow, black, red, and white. To the left side of the flag is a white triangle which stands for peace. Inside the triangle is a bird impressed on a red star.The bird is the national symbol of the country. On the other side of the triangle is a mix of colors arranged horizontally green, yellow, red, black, red, yellow, and green. The green speaks of agriculture, yellow tells of mineral wealth, red depicts the lives lost to the struggle for independence, and black the African heritage.

The Zimbabwe flag was first hoisted on 18 April 1980, the same day the country gained independence from the United Kingdom.

8. Seychelles

The country gained independence on June 29, 1976, and since then it has had three modifications to its flag. The country adopted this current design in 1996. It has five colors arranged diagonally. These colors represent the country’s different political parties. They also represent the country’s prospects and dynamics from the struggle for independence into the future.

9. Kenya

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The Kenyan flag was adopted on December 12, 1963, and it has three major colors: red, green, and black. The red stands for the fight for independence, the green tells of natural wealth and beautiful landscape, and the black represents the people of Kenya. There is a white fimbriation which stands for peace and honesty. There is a traditional Maasai shield with spears at the middle of the flag which talks about defense.

10. Tanzania

The flag is made up of green, yellow, black, and blue colors. The green symbolizes natural wealth, the black tells of the native Swahili people, the blue describes the Indian Ocean and the other water bodies, and the yellow talks about the mineral wealth of Tanzania.

11. Uganda

The flag is made of six horizontal bands of different colors; They include red, yellow, and black. In the middle is a white disc with a grey-crowned crane. The black speaks of African people, the yellow talks about the sun, the red depicts the brotherhood of the people (blood), and the crane used to be the colonial badge of the Ugandan military.

The ugandan flag has passed through several stages of evolution from the period of colonialism(1914) till the day of gaining independence in 1962.

12. Cameroon

This country is the second to adopt the Pan-African colors red, yellow, and green. This time, the red stands for unity, the yellow for the sun and savanna, green for natural wealth, and the star in the middle for unity too.

13. The Gambia

Gambia adopted this flag on February 18, 1965, and it has red, blue, and green colors arranged horizontally. These bands are separated by two thin white bands, one on each side of blue to signify peace and unity. Red stands for the sun and savanna as well as the country’s proximity to the equator. The green stands for natural wealth and vegetation, and the blue stands for River Gambia.

14. Somalia

This is the simplest flag on the continent. It is a plain blue flag with a white star, known as the ‘Star of Unity,” in the middle. The flag was designed by Mohammed AwaleLiban and on October 12, 1954, the country adopted it. The UN flag inspired the blue color while the white stands for all the places where the Somali race can be found, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, as well as the former Italian and British colonies.

15. Cote d’Ivoire

The flag was adopted on December 3, 1959, even though it had been designed a year earlier. However, it was until the country gained full independence from France in 1960 that the flag went into full use. The French Tricolore inspired the flag. The orange color speaks of fertility and the savanna grasslands, green represents hope and the coastal forests, and white tells of peace as well as the countries water bodies.

We believe you must have gained some knowledge about the different African flags, their meanings, and a bit about their history from this article. Drop your comments in the comments section as we would like to know what you feel.

Beauty, Fashion & Style, Travels and Tours

Top 11 African countries with the most curvaceous women

There are beautiful women all over the world but there is this exceptional attractiveness put on by African women endowed with the hourglass shape. Cool right? Yeah I know it’s cool.

Wait!! Before we proceed, it’s important to let our readers understand that we respect all body shape types. Also, the list given out here is base on our opinion. Therefore, your opinions and suggestions are highly anticipated.

Let’s ride on. There is a myth that says men are attracted to slim women and that they would prefer them to curvy shape women. Fortunately, this has been proven wrong over time because a larger percentage of men can hardly keep a straight face when they see an hourglass-shaped black woman pass by. Guess you thinking what am thinking?

Women in the Western world know the importance of this amazing body shape and that’s why most of them resort to surgical procedures in other to have that desired curvy shape. Surprisingly, this is not even necessary with African women as they are mostly very curvy naturally.

There are so many delectable women who have very stunning curvy shapes in different countries of the world but everyone knows how attractive African women are and this is why we are paying homage to them in this article. Before we proceed, check out this pictures of African women endowed with great African hips, butt and curvs.

In this article, we reveal our list of African countries with great women curvy shape. Without wasting much of our time, let’s get down to business.

  1. Angola

Curvaceous woman from Angola

Angola, a country bestowed with numerous mineral resources which includes oil and diamonds. The country is the 2nd largest oil and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa which attracts investors into the country every year. Asides the amazing natural resources at their disposal, another major visible natural endowment is the curvy Angola women. The Angolan women are curvy, beautiful and bold which could make any man run for his money.

  1. Ethiopia

Curvy woman from Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a beautiful country which attracts lots of tourists every year. Asides the amazing tourist attractions, a major talking point are the curvy women of Ethiopia. They are not just curvy but also beautiful and attractive. They will spin any man’s head and make them drool in the wonder of their curves.

  1. Zambia

Curvy woman from Zambia

Zambian women are among the most endowed in Africa. They are not just beautiful, they are curvy and endowed in the right places. They are really a sight to behold and that’s why they are often referred to as the epitome of African beauty.

  1. Uganda

Curvaceous woman from Uganda

It is no longer news that tourists wouldn’t just be visiting Uganda for the wildlife and nature parks, the curvy Ugandan women have been added to the list of reasons to visit the country. According to the country’s Minister for Tourism who announced the Miss Curvy pageant, they were grateful to God for the way they were created. To be factual, Ugandan women are bold, big, and very beautiful and this led to the introduction of the new pageant which is dedicated to celebrating curvy women in the country.

  1. Somalia

Curvy woman from Somalia

Somalia is recognized as one of the most dangerous countries to live in yet men find their way here for one major reason, the women. Somalian women are very beautiful and most are highly endowed and curvy. The women walk down the streets and men literally stop conversations because of their amazing hourglass shaped bodies. The women in this part of the continent typically describe to the world who a true African woman is, no wonder they were ranked the country with the most beautiful women in Africa.

  1. South Africa

Curvy woman from South Africa

South African men love very curvy women and they are blessed to have women who are among the curviest in Africa. In South Africa, being curvy is normal and these calls for the reason to visit the country and see for yourself the perfect meaning to the phrase “bold and beautiful.” There are numerous curvy South African celebrities among them includes Faith Nketsi and Londi London.

  1. Zimbabwe

Curvaceous woman from Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, women of every size are appreciated but curvy women are more appreciated. In short, they are greatly loved that a song was majorly written and recorded for them to appreciate their curvy bodies and booties. Women in this part of the continent are greatly endowed, from thick thighs to rounded bottoms and curvy hips. These Zimbabwean women have it all in abundance. Some of the curvy famous Zimbabwean women includes Candice and Misred.

  1. Liberia

Curvy woman from Liberia

Liberia is known for having very beautiful and curvy women who are among the curviest in Africa. These women are blessed with thick thighs and curves in all the right places. No wonder the country welcomes so many male visitors every year.

  1. Nigeria

Curvy woman from Nigeria

It is already an established fact that African women are very beautiful and curvy. In respect to this fact, the giant of Africa, Nigeria, has its own fair share of very curvy and beautiful women who adds to the list of numerous hourglass shape women in Africa. These women have beautiful hourglass shapes, making them head-spinners, anytime, any day. The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, has a high number of curvy women including OmotolaJalade, Mercy Johnson, and Moyo Lawal.

  1. Ghana

Curvaceous woman from Ghana

This list won’t be complete without the inclusion of Ghana the gold coast of Africa. Some years back, Ghanaian women considered themselves attractive when they were round and adding weight. Fast forward to date, they now want to be referred to as curvy rather than plus size. Ghanaian women have a reputation for being very curvy, black and beautiful. When men see them, they want to do anything for them so as to gain their attention. Ghanaian women are endowed in all the right places and some of the famous ones include Jocelyn Dumas and Peace Hyde.

  1. Kenya

Curvy woman from Kenya

Once upon a time, rumor had it that Kenya was void of beautiful women. That tale has since been found to be false as Kenya doesn’t just have beautiful women, it has some of the curviest women on the continent. A large percentage of women in Kenya are heavily endowed and very curvy. This fact is evident everywhere you go in Kenya. In fact, Kenya is blessed with very beautiful socialites, one of the most famous of them is Vera Sidika, the video vixen, and social media influencer. Lastly, they have well-toned, elegant, and intelligent women any man will want to die for.

There you have the 10 African countries with great curvy shape. We want to know what you think, share your thoughts with us in the comments section. We will love to hear back from you.

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Fascinating facts about the great Zambezi River

Zambezi River is one of the most famous rivers in Africa. It is famous for several reasons which all boil down to one fact, it brings out the amazing beauty of Africa. There are several fascinating facts that you didn’t know about Zambezi River. We have brought you a few facts about the river.

It is the fourth longest river in Africa

At a length of 2,700 kilometers, the Zambezi is the fourth longest river in Africa behind the Nile, Congo, and Niger rivers. The river stretches from the black marsh in the Miombo mountains to the Indian Ocean.

It passes through six countries

The river passes through Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, and Mozambique. There is a hydroelectric plant on the river around Kariba which serves Zimbabwe and Zambia.

It plays home to the Victoria Falls

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The Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and also a World Heritage site. It is found on the Zambezi River and it is usually a beehive of activities with several thousands of tourists visiting all year round.

There are a few bridges on the river

Though it is very large, there are several bridges built across it. They include the Victoria Falls Bridge, Otto Beit Bridge, the Tete Suspension bridge located in Mozambique, and the Katima Mulilo Bridge found between Sesheke in Zambia and Namibia.

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The longest river flowing in the eastern direction in Africa

The river begins at the north-western part of Zambia and runs into the eastern part of the Indian Ocean.

It plays home to the Bull Shark

There are several bull sharks that swim up from the Indian Ocean and they are mostly referred to as the Zambezi Sharks. The view is simply amazing because you hardly see sharks in a river, they are seen more in an ocean.

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5 top international tourist locations in Tanzania

Tanzania is a very beautiful country located in East Africa. The country is blessed with lush meadows, amazing savannah which plays home to diverse wildlife. The country is a place you should add to your bucket list. You definitely visit the country as it has become one of the top tourist locations in the world.

In this article, we shall look at the 5 top international tourist locations in the country.

Ruaha National Park

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This is undoubtedly one of the biggest parks in the country and the name comes for the Hehe word, “ruvana.” The name means river and it is home to elephants, buffalos, and gazelles. The major feature of the park is the Great Ruaha River which gives tourists a beautiful view of the wildlife decorating the river bank. The river is also the major source of the electricity supply enjoyed by Tanzania.

Serengeti National Park

This is one of the best Safari destinations in Africa and among the most popular in Tanzania. It is popular for its annual migration of wildlife migration of zebras and wildebeests. The best time to visit the Serengeti Park is in May when the grass is exhausted and dry. The zebras and wildebeests come out to give a spectacular show of wildlife.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This location was born from a volcanic eruption over 2 million years ago and has now formed a crater. A wide range of wild animals finds in the steep side of the crater. The crater is also home to the endangered black rhino. This has made it one of the best tourist hangout in Tanzania.

Mount Kilimanjaro

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The mountain is located in North-Eastern Tanzania close to the Kenyan border. It is an inactive volcano and it stands tall as the highest free-standing mountain in the world. this was placed among the best place to visit for tourists who are interested in hiking and mountain climbing.

Lake Manyara

The lake offers tourists an all year round exciting view. It is home to about 300 species of migratory birds in the west. This includes thousands of Flamingos. In place of water during the dry season is alkaline flat-muds. This season is the best period to watch large mammals which includes elephants, giraffes, hippos, and wildebeests.

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5 historical museums to visit in the Caribbean

You probably have heard that the Caribbean is among the most desirable place to visit on earth. In all its beauty the Caribbean is yet to be fully explored by visitors. The truth is there is so much to see and enjoy here, from the beautiful hotels to the rich Caribbean culture, and the exotic white sand beaches.

Just like every other part of the world, the Caribbean has a very rich history which can be view at the museums and historic sites. We have selected a few which we believe you must visit whenever you find yourself anywhere in the Caribbean.

The Nation Museum and Art gallery – Trinidad & Tobago

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Visit this museum you are assured of breathtaking experience. It is loaded with history, culture, and art of the Trinidadian people. Visitors can view all of these for a whole day and still have loads of artifacts left unseen. It houses artwork from some of the island biggest artistic like Michael–Jean Cazabon. There are more than 10,000 artifacts which are grouped into 7 different galleries. It was built in 1892 initially as the Royal Victoria Institute.

Musee du Pantheon National Haitien – Haiti

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If you are a lover of art and history, then you have to visit Haiti. This museum is the best place to see all of the history and art of the first country to gain independence in the Caribbean. You get to see artifacts like the bell that was used to announce independence, the gun used by Henri Christophe as his suicide weapon, the anchor of Christopher Columbus’s ship, torture instruments and the Santa Maria.

Spice Basket Heritage and Cricket Museum – Grenada

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A theater performance at the museum

This museum as a twist to it. it is the only museum in the world that is dedicated to the history of team players of West Indies Cricket. When you visit you also get a tour which shows you Amerindian artifacts, how cricket started on the islands, the sugar revolution, etc. there is also a theater where visitors can enjoy theatrical and musical displays. You can also lodge at the museums hotel and dine at the onsite restaurants.

Trench Town Culture Yard Museum – Jamaica

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Jamaica has the highest number of museums in the Caribbean so it can be very difficult and confusing to make the choice of which to visit. This museum, however, gives you a taste of history like no other. You enjoy Jamaican history through the most popular form of music in Jamaica, reggae. The museum is located in the birth city of the Reggae icon, Bob Marley and it shows you different artists whose works have impacted the lives of Jamaicans.

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda

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It might be small in size but it plays host to some of the most historical pieces of Caribbean history. it was established in 1985 and its records are updated frequently. It is domiciled in the St. John’s courthouse that was constructed in 1750 which make it the oldest building in town.

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5 unmissable things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is South Africa’s mother city and it is one place you definitely want to visit. There is so much to do in the city which boasts of about 500,000 inhabitants. In fact, there is a lot to enjoy in Cape Town for two lifetimes.

In this article, we have put together 5 out of the innumerable things to do in Cape Town.

Cape Town Stadium

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In 2010 South Africa hosted the World Cup which brought together up to 400,000 tourists and the stadium in Cape Town played host to eight matches. Now it hosts matches of the famous Ajax Cape Town Football Club. You can visit the stadium and go on an official tour or just watch a match at the stadium when you are in the city.

The Nightlife

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There is lots of fun you can enjoy in Cape Town after dark. There are bars, clubs, and restaurants you can visit. You can start from Victoria Road, it plays host to many bars and clubs. Other places you can visit include Zula Bar, Wine & Cocktail bar, and Bascule Whisky. There is also a lot of fun at the GrandWest Casino.

The CableCar at the Table Mountain

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Table Mountain is one of the biggest attractions in Cape Town. The mountain stands tall at 1,000 meters above sea level and the view from there is just amazing. Now imagine the view when you are in a cable car, more than amazing. The easiest way to visit the mountain is through the Aerial Cableway which has carried over 28 million passengers since it was established in 1928.

Enjoy the local wine

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Local South African wine is among the best in the world, you definitely have to try it when you are in Cape Town. The city is surrounded by vineyards and one place to visit is Viator where you can enjoy a spree of wine tasting tours.

Visit the beach

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The beaches at Cape Town are very cool with the white sand and blue sea. They are a great place to surf while athletic people can have a great time jogging by the water.

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Kenya, Uganda, and Morocco make CNN’s ‘25 most beautiful places’ list

CNN Travel recently released the results of a survey it carried out to discover the 25 most beautiful places on earth and Kenya, Uganda, and Morocco made it to this prestigious list.

This list was put together by the TV channel to celebrate Earth Day. It shows travelers the top locations they could visit before the year runs out. Below is a description of what CNN had to say about these select African locations.

Samburu, Kenya

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Samburu is right in the heart of Kenya and it is home to some of the most beguiling wildlife on the continent. The area is largely inaccessible which has contributed majorly to the presence of the diverse wildlife. The national reserve is made up of acacia-dotted landscapes and beautiful grasslands and is home to Grevy’s Zebra and the endangered reticulated giraffe species. It also happens to be home to the first Elephant Watch Camp in the country which is run by Saba Douglas-Hamilton.

Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda

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Lodges at the Bwindi Impenetrable Park

This location is one of the last that harbors mountain gorillas as it has over 400 within its lush boundaries. The national park, protected by UNESCO, allows visitors to walk around to see different clusters of the gorillas and many other animals. Visitors are also treated to about 220 species of butterfly and 348 species of bird within the 331-kilometer-radius.

Mount Toubkal in Morocco

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This mountain, at 4,167 meters above sea level, is referred to as the “roof of North Africa.” Visitors have to zigzag through several holy shrines, empty valleys, and steep snowfields to get to the summit. It reveals the expanse of the Atlas Mountains while taking visitors away from the noise of Marrakech.

Other locations that complete the list include:

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
  • Ciudad Perdida, Colombia
  • Dominica
  • Svalbard, Norway
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Positano, Italy
  • Lake District, UK
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
  • Vancouver Island, Canada
  • Denali National Park, Alaska
  • Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
  • Badlands, South Dakota
  • Monument Valley, Utah
  • Kata Tjuta, Australia
  • The Maldives
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Petra in Jordan
  • The Atacama Desert in Chile
  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China
  • Ha Long Bay in Vietnam
  • El Nido in the Philippines
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Interesting Caribbean Easter traditions

Easter is celebrated by Christians all over the world, especially among the people of the Caribbean. The islands receive people from all around the world during this period, mostly because of the warm weather and beautiful beaches.

Here are a few Caribbean traditions to try out this Easter.

Pre-Easter carnivals

Just before Lent, the islands kick off carnivals in preparation for Easter. The carnivals are full of street partying, drinking, circuses, and revelry. The people principally what is not allowed during Lent like drinking, wearing of masks and costumes.

Church

Christianity is the dominant religion in the Caribbean as most people are Roman Catholics. After Lent, which is Good Friday, people attend church services wearing black and white to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. They are usually very somber on Good Friday but become hip on Easter Sunday to mark the resurrection of Christ.

Easter cuisine

Food is a major part of Easter celebrations on the islands. The most iconic will definitely be the Easter cheese and bun. This delicacy which is native to Jamaica is made from spicing a bun with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It is then filled with dried fruit, raisins, and currants.

Flying Kites

It is very all through the year to see kites flown in the Caribbean. You get to see the peak of this on Easter weekends mostly in Trinidad, Grenada, Bermuda, and Barbados. Most see it as symbolic of the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

Bleeding tree

The physic nut tree is usually cut in Jamaica mostly because it produces a red fluid. The tree is cut on Good Friday, most people believe this symbolizes the crucifixion and death of Christ.

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Top 5 foods to try in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, lively culture, the azure sea filled with all manner of beautiful sea life, and wonderful weather. Every year tourists troop to the Caribbean to enjoy fun-filled holidays and one major part of their journey is the mouthwatering local cuisine. You cannot say you have come to the Caribbean without trying the cuisine here.

Food is a major part of any culture and so to gain full knowledge about the people of the Caribbean, you must have tasted their cuisine. We are certain you won’t have enough. Here is a list of our top five foods to try out in the Caribbean in no particular order. By the way, you should know there are hundreds of delicacies here, we just chose five.

Roast pork

This delicacy is common to almost all the islands in this part of the world, especially those of Spanish origin. It is usually served with rice, beans, plantain, or along with other staples. The succulent pork gives every other food on the plate a rich flavor. In Puerto Rico, roadside stands serve Lechon Asado, which translated to English is split roasted suckling pig.

Conch

Conch is any of the several types of sea snails, kind of sea escargot. It looks like a huge clam and the meat makes delicious fritters. It is eaten most among the people of Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, as well as cruise ship ports across the Caribbean. Conch is also added to soups, salads, and stews. The most sustainable form are those raised on farms.

Pepperpot

This rich stew, usually very thick, is made in huge pots in different parts of the Caribbean. It includes potatoes, aubergine, squash, okra, and anything else that grows on the rich soil of the Caribbean. In the Bahamas, it is known as a souse, while beef is the most common meat.

Cuban sandwich

This is one Cuban export that has made its way across the Caribbean into other parts of the world. it used to be a hearty lunch meal eaten by laborers in Havana but now it has become a staple in many countries. Usually soft and crusty bread is layered with some roast pork, ham, and a little mild cheese. In some cases, vinegary yellow mustard and dill pickles are added to provide accents.

Callaloo

This vegetable dish is of West African origin. It was part of the culture brought to the Caribbean by slaves and has now formed a major part of Jamaican and Dominican cuisine, it is also eaten in parts of Trinidad and Tobago. The leafy greens are boiled with peppers, okra, coconut milk, seafood, and meats to form a thick delicious stew.

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Things to do in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

When you think of a place to travel to for a Summer holiday, it is quite difficult to think of the Democratic Republic of Congo, except you have prior knowledge about the country. There is a lot to see and do in the Democratic Republic of Congo such as visiting the Virunga National Park to see the gorillas.

In this article, we bring you a few things you can do in the DRC this Summer.

Meet the Congo bloodhounds

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The Virunga National Park is usually under attack by poachers who seek to hunt the already endangered gorilla species. This is why the handlers of the park have gotten themselves some bloodhounds trained to a manhunt by Dr. Marlene Zahner, the bloodhound expert. As a visitor, you can visit the bloodhounds, watch their training session, and even hear about the training program.

See the orphaned gorillas at Senkwekwe

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Mountain Gorilla Center at Senkwekwe is the only one of such facilities in the world. It was designed to care for gorillas that have faced victimization from poachers as well as animal traffickers. It was set up in 2010 from donations from organizations around the world and soon after the first orphaned gorilla was brought in. The location is seen as perfect because of the surrounding forest and amazing wildlife.

Hike on the Rwenzori Mountains

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These mountains are set right at the border between the DRC and Uganda. The Mountains of the Moon are the highest peak in DRC at 5,109 meters which happens to be the only place glaciers can be found in Africa. You have to come with your climbing gear as the park is yet to provide such for hikers.

Relax at Tchegera Island

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This island is located at the northern shore of the famous Lake Kivu. The Tchegera Camp is the only sign of life on the emerald-green oasis. You can enjoy swimming in the crocodile-free waters, watching the diversity of birdlife, and lay back and watch the twinkling stars.

There is a lot more to see when you visit the Democratic Republic of Congo. Check it out this summer for a great holiday with your loved ones.

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