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Into the Great Rift Valley

May 2, 2011 admin 0

Diana Preston travels from remote northern Kenya into Ethiopia, through the Great Rift Valley, the only stretch of the Earth’s landscape that is visible from […]

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Africa most desired among young travellers

October 14, 2010 admin 0

Young people are trendsetters, and new research shows that Africa has become the most desired travel destination for Western youths. The trend bodes well for Africa’s booming travel industry.

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Sacred Ethiopia

September 7, 2010 admin 1

In a high valley, with striated mountains stretching upward around it, Lalibela is Ethiopia’s main attraction. As the legend goes, King Lalibela’s mother discovered her infant son covered by a swarm of bees that wouldn’t sting. She took it as a sign he would one day rule and gave him the name Lalibela, meaning “the bees recognize his sovereignty.”

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Ancient Africa: Aksum, Ethiopia

September 7, 2010 admin 0

Lalibela may be Ethiopia’s most dramatic attraction, but it’s not its only one. Stephan Faris explores Aksum, the country’s ancient capital.