Category: Africa

Afraid of going to Africa? Don’t be!

You hear it time and time again: people are afraid to travel to Africa. They are convinced the entire place is a war-torn, disease-ridden wasteland and the thought of actually getting on a plane and traveling there frightens them.

Sure. Those things do exist in Africa, but remember…it is a huge continent with a large number of countries in it and there is a lot of diversity between those countries. There are a lot of beautiful places with…yes…clean, modern cities. Here are some things to remember about traveling to Africa.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Ethiopia

I was recently informed that traditional Ethiopian flat bread, known as Injera, is gluten free (at least the way it’s traditionally made…sometimes it’s mixed with wheat flour so you have to clarify first). This got me excited about eating Ethiopian food because I’m all about finding bread that I can eat as well as trying different cuisines from around the world. Since I’m lucky enough to live in the diverse melting pot that is Southern California, I’m happy to report that there are more than a few Ethiopian restaurants I can visit in order to satisfy my curiosity. While I will certainly be doing that in the near future, it also got me thinking about visiting Ethiopia as a travel destination. The more I look into it, the more my interest is piqued and I want to visit someday.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Madagascar

There’s just something about Madagascar that intrigues me. This beautiful island off the Southeast coast of Africa is home to rain-forests, reefs, and an impressive array of unique wildlife, such as lemurs.I have a few friends who have been there and came back absolutely in love and enchanted with this place. I really hope to be able to visit for myself one day.

This Wanderlust Wednesday, let’s take a look at this amazing place in the world.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Rwanda

When you mention Rwanda to somebody, they will likely recall some pretty brutal images of war in the mid-90’s. However, things have calmed down considerably since then and in general, it’s a safe place to visit. There are still issues from time to time, however, but if you are vigilant you should be fine. Besides, Rwanda is a beautiful place that has so much to offer those who are willing to pay it a visit! Take a look at some of the beautiful images from the country, below, and imagine yourself on a trip to this beautiful African nation.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Tanzania

Africa has been on my mind a lot lately, as I think about places I would like to visit in my quest to see as much of the world as possible. I haven’t yet been anywhere on the African continent, and frankly, that’s a shame. One place I would definitely like to visit someday is the beautiful African country of Tanzania, and the focus of this week’s Wanderlust Wednesday.