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  • Djamaa El Fna - Square

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    To describe what is on this place and what is special is to best explain what there is and isnt on this square and its hard to imagine something which isnt there at some point of the day... food stalls selling you everything from fresh juices to bbq to cooked snails and hot sweet mint tea..... to hundreds of musicians, performers and story tellers....

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  • Naama Bay

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Na'ama bay is the centre of all action in Sharm-el-Sheikh. Everything lives to tourism and from tourism. The beach is segmented in several private concessions, with a band of less than 20 meters considered public beach, which means that you don't pay the access to a restaurant or hotel, but... to... them! During the day it's a sleepy town,...

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  • Egyptian Museum

    Cairo Things to Do

    Apart from the no photography thing, which in many ways I can understand, I found the museum un kempt, ill labled, and dirty. The 2 exceptions to this were the Tutankhamun section and the royal mummies. Both of these areas were great. There is so much to see here, but there is so many things all jumbled together. Glass cabinets have the glass...

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  • Snorkeling

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Hi, I visited Makadi Bay (south of Hurghada with my wife in September 2010 mainly for snorkeling. The experience was really nice. Here is a link to a portfolio of pictures and videos of the below recommended sites: http://www.flixya.com/gallery/70775 *Oct-03-2010 still adding material to the portfolio during coming weeks I personally recommend...

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  • Table Mountain

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is a must visit when you are in Cape Town. Majestic mountains are a landmark of not only Cape Town but the whole of Africa. A cable car takes you up if you cannot spare the 5 hours required for the hike up not to mention the physical fitness required, The ride on the cable car is by no means inexpensive! It costs 100 Rands for children up to...

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  • Downtown

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    One of the most exciting sculptures to be established in the Jo'burg CBD in the last couple of years is a replica of the gold rhino of Mapungubwe, which is located on Fox Street, just opposite the Hollard Street pedestrian mall. As it is mounted on a plinth at about head height, so it can be surprisingly easy to overlook. The Mapungubwe rhino is...

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  • Museum

    Addis Ababa Things to Do

    The National Museum of Ethiopia is a rather small, three story building that houses a wide variety of artifacts from some of the earliest pre-human bones right through to some very recent art pieces by important Ethiopian artists. At the time of writing, the most famous inhabitant "Lucy". a pre-human homind is not on display there, but casts of...

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  • Hassan II Mosque

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The Hassan II Mosque or Grand Mosquée Hassan. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres (689 ft). Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards...

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  • Medina

    Sousse Things to Do

    Sousse has a very long history. It was a Phoenician outpost (Hadrumetum), a free Roman city (Byzacium), a vandal town (Hunericopolis) and finally the Byzantine city of Justiniana or Justinianopolis. Nothing of these settlements remains, for in the early years of the Hegira, Justinianopolis was entirely destroyed after a two-month siege by...

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  • National Park

    Nairobi Things to Do

    This modest monument in Nairobi National Park commemorates the founding of the park in 1946 - the first national park in Kenya, which opened the door for the subsequent proclamation of iconic parks such as Masai Mara and Amboseli.

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  • new Library of Alexandria

    Alexandria Things to Do

    This city has historically been a site of learning, a site where cultures met, and this attracted poets and writers for thousands years. In 2002 a new library was built in order to recapture the spirit of learning and openness of the ancent Biblioteca Alexandrina.

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  • Voortrekker Monument

    Pretoria Things to Do

    Voortrekker Monument was build to commemorate the Voortrekker Pioneers and their Journey from the Cape colony into the Interior of the Country which is now called South Africa between 1835 and 1854. The Monument highlight mostly the events leading to the Battle of Blood river were scores of Zulu warriors were killed. There is a small museum inside...

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  • Big 5

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    The Big Five animals refer to the most difficult animals to hunt in Africa, a term that was invented years ago when hunting in Africa by Europeans was in vogue. Today, spotting the Big Five is the quest of anyone on a safari. The five animals are the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. I was fortunate enough on my safari to see all five,...

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  • Karnak Temple

    Luxor Things to Do

    You get to the Karnak Temple and it's dark. There are hundreds of people waiting for the Sound and Light show to start. The sound was terrible, it was full of static and hard to hear as most of the tourists were chatting during the sound portion. The Light part of the show, well the only thing I can figure is that the lights were highlighting...

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  • Bird Valley

    Agadir Things to Do

    The Birds Valley or Vallée des Oiseaux is not only an aviary, but also a small zoo. This zoo with mouflons, lama's and monkeys is as zoo itself not really a very interesting and exciting 'must see', but the as a whole with the green ambiance and waterfall in the middle of the town makes it enjoyable to walk around for a while. For families it's a...

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  • Medina

    Tangier Things to Do

    Tangiers medina is quite small in comparison with other Moroccan cities. The walled city runs up the side of the hill to the kasbah. You can enter the medina from the Grand Socco through the gate and into Rue as-Siaghin. This used to be the old Jewish quarter where a gold market used to operate.

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  • Bardo Museum

    Tunis Things to Do

    The Bardo is the most important attraction in Tunis. We had to go through it quite quickly, as it was an unexpected stop our driver made while driving us to the hotel, but it was still nice to see. So we spent about an hour there, but you can and should undoubtedly take longer to see everything. I think it has the biggest collection of mosaics in...

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  • Lake Malawi

    Malawi Things to Do

    With three weeks in Malawi I had the time to undertake the globally recognised PADI open water course which is the first level of scuba diving. I researched the various providers of the training who operated on Lake Malawi and found there were at least two. There may be more. In the end I chose to travel up to Nkhata Bay and spent six days there...

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  • Etosha National Park

    Namibia Things to Do

    This has got to be one of best game viewing places around!! Etosha is a vast (23,000 sq kms) pan area with grass lands and bushes that surround the barren pan area. Full of waterholes, spread out in what seems like strategic locations, the park is host to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 16 reptiles and countless insects. It has a network of...

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  • Majorelle Gardens

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Majorelle Gardens were donated to Marrakech by Yves Sant-Laurent. Yves has a phallic pink memorial in the gardens. Although Morocco is a relatively liberal Islamic country, it's still slightly odd to wander the former home of such an overtly gay celebrity. In the souks a shopkeeper was trying to sell me a pouf - "it is a pouf not a poof - we don't...

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  • Snorkeling

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    One of the featured snorkeling places in Sinai is this one, close to Dahab. The reef is not a wall, as everywhere else, but a sort of carpet, wide, rich, wonderful, with a deep hole in the middle. There, the dark blue and cold water create a vertiginous sensation. Indeed, a unique experience. Unfortunately, the supporting touristy structures are...

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  • Khan el Khalili

    Cairo Things to Do

    If you are acquainted with souks and bargainning, this may be just one more commercial area. But if you want to feel the pulse of arab deals and feel the real Cairo you must not skip this famous street, and its tents and shops of any kind. I must confess that we were not impressed, maybe because... it was one more... we were short in time......

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  • Scuba Diving

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Scuba diving is an activity for your whole family and you can have a lot of fun under the water also :) Do an adventure and make new memories which you and your children will never forget! My family (wife & 2 daughters: 13 years, 16 years) and me were diving with New Son Bijou Diving Center in Hurghada(www.newsonbijou.com) for 8 days, it was...

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  • Penguins - Boulders Beach

    Cape Town Things to Do

    At Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, you will find plenty of penguins. One tip to save your money!! --- instead of buying the tickets to go to see the penguins, you can do this --- while coming from Cape Point, you will find Belview Road on the right, take that and park the car there, then walk along to find scores of Penguins by the sea and further...

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  • Gold Reef City

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    When i think of this place i feel dizzy lol, If you are an adventurers person i will recommend you to visit Gold Reef City theme park. but Paul how do i get there? the easiest way is to buy a ticket for Bus tour on www.citysightseeing.co.za/joburg.php the ticket is for the whole day and you can Hop on and Hop Off all day. you ll be able to see...

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  • Mercato

    Addis Ababa Things to Do

    The Mercato (from the Italian for "market"), is huge covering several square kilometers (and square miles) of space near downtown Addis Ababa. It is crowded and total mayhem and not nearly as picturesque as the Souks in North Africa. It is the largest outdoor market in Africa. There is a bit of organization here as vendors of similar goods tend to...

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  • Old Medina

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The old part of Casablanca, within a set of city walls and known as the Medina, is surprisingly easy to miss. You could wander around the city centre for a few hours, then take a taxi out to the big mosque and the seaside, and not realise that the medina exists. It certainly doesn't compare to other medinas in places like Fes or Marrakesh, or even...

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  • Port El Kantaoui

    Sousse Things to Do

    Sailing out of the harbour in a catamaran feels good. For the first 20 minutes or so, the engine is running, and then the sail is hoisted and it's amazing. The two guys running the show were friendly and you felt safe on the boat. No life-jackets, but this is Tunisia. There were four of us, and we did a fine bit of bartering - £20 for a few hours...

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  • Giraffe Center

    Nairobi Things to Do

    Giraffe Center is situated about 15 kilometres far from Nairobi and not easy to reach there unless you take the taxi. Make sure to stipulate the price for a ride before departure, in both directions, and to pay it after coming back to town. Not all taxi drivers are honest, infact, most of them should try to take advantage of mzungus (whites). Three...

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  • Montazah palace and gardens

    Alexandria Things to Do

    We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path that leads to the lighthouse, but unfortunately that path was closed so I didn't get to go to the lighthouse. There is even a bowling alley on the...

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  • The Union Building

    Pretoria Things to Do

    The Union Buildings forms the Official seat of South African Government and houses the Presidency as well as Department of Foreign Affairs. It was build between 1909 and 1913,Originally build to house the entire Public service for the Union of South Africa,It was then the largest building in the country. Many tourists visit this place...

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  • Game Drives (guided)

    Kruger National Park Things to Do

    As part of the price of the safari tour with Viva Safari we received 5 game drives. One sunset drive, one early morning drive, two afternoon drvies and one Kruger Park drive (for more on the Kruger Park Drive see my tip on transporation tip). Inside the Balule Reserve the only way of getting out of the lodge is by taking a drive as the lodge is...

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  • Valley of the Kings

    Luxor Things to Do

    This is the pharaoh's were buried in hopes they would return to their Gods in the afterlife. King Tutankhamen tomb was found here in the 1920's almost untouched. We had gone early in the morning because otherwise going in the afternoon is very hot, the shade is only bearable! Our ticket included entrance into the Valley of the Kings and then you...

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  • Kasbah

    Agadir Things to Do

    Ruins of fortress that lies on a mountain above the city of Agadir. The word KASBAH is in arabic an means fortress. It was built in the 1500-century but was destroyed in the big earthquake in 1960. The wiew from here is amazing.

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  • Grand Socco

    Tangier Things to Do

    The Grand Socco (a French-Spanish hybrid for the Big Square) is the best point of departure for an exploration of the medina and souks. Thanks largely to personal interest from King Mohammed VI, this former market square underwent a makeover in 2005. A large marble fountain is now encircled by park benches and grass areas shaded by large palm...

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  • Medina

    Tunis Things to Do

    The Medina is a great place to spend an afternoon or a day wandering around in. It is still a working Medina as far as the locals are concerned so it has not lost it's authentic feel. Watch out for the English speaking shop keepers who may try and take you on an overpriced tour of the Medina or try and sell you some thing else you do not need. This...

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  • Desert and dunes

    Namibia Things to Do

    Sossusvlei is part of the vast Namib-Naukluft National Park and is a huge pan set set amidst towering red sand dunes. The gateway to this area is at Sesreim which has various accommodation options as does the surrounding area. There are many fine desert lodges with a large choice of activities, fine dining and luxurious sleeping. Of course, you...

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  • Souks

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Deep inside the souks you can find a small square open up and draw you inside with its sound and colours. This is the spice market. In the centre of the square you will find the itinerant vendors, whose wares change by the day - woven baskets, wood carvings and all kinds of goods for tourists. But around the edges of the square are the permanent...

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  • Excursions

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    It was a great day! St. Katherine, Coloured Canyon, Blue Hole, were the highlights of a day trip that included the usual performance of a jeep bogging in the desert, with tourists pushing it under a shower of sand. We were 9 which means that we filled the jeep, allowing to negotiate a specific program (Blue Hole was not included). We all had so...

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  • Gizeh Pyramids

    Cairo Things to Do

    Everybody has a good image of what drags millions to Cairo - the pyramids; Everybody knows that they are extremely big; Anyway, everybody gets surprised when trying to make a picture of them and, even from the distance, they confirm their astonishing dimensions. That, and the sensation felt in front of the most important landmark of mankind, are...

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  • Desert

    Hurghada Things to Do

    We booked a V1 Desert Sprint Run at Hurghada Motorsport Centre for the whole family including two sons ages 16 and 19. This was a shorter but far more exciting ride into the desert and mountains without all the' bedouin experience ' which we had experienced on previous tours into the desert. The booking was made quickly and efficiently through the...

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  • Cape Point

    Cape Town Things to Do

    This is the South Western most point of South Africa. It is the junction of the cold Benguela cureent on teh West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast. From the top you can see the difference in the colour of the waters. You can drive into the park and then park at the foot hills of the mountain. It is a 20 minute trek to view the...

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  • Lion Park

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    Close encounter with the lions, i would suggest you pay a visit to the Lion park..there is also giraffes,impalas and zebra at the park.there is also some lion cubs for which you're allowed to play with but you do pay for that but it's cheaper. you either use your car to enter the lion camps or a guided tour so it's up to you.the guys opting a...

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  • Holy Trinity Church

    Addis Ababa Things to Do

    The centrally located Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa is the most important Orthodox church in the city and is located near the parliament buildings. For the photographers visiting, this is a great place for street photography / people shots. Emperor Hailie Selassie I's tomb is located inside the building.

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  • La Corniche

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The coastal area south of Casablanca, is a resort zone named Corniche. Too rocky to my taste, we got there a bad weather and a rough sea. That left us a negative impression, in contrast with the heavy construction of playful facilities in the coast, suggesting a quality that... we didn't notice. Maybe in a second visit... No chance to change...

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