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True travel stories set in countries throughout Africa. From Ghana to Guinea, Nairobi to Nigeria, hear stories from locals and travelers alike about Africa today.

Africa
July 22, 2020

Lonely as a Cloud of Vapour

A traveler in Morocco attempts to enjoy the pain and pleasure of an ancient exfoliation practice. “Bien, euh?” the ṭayyaba asked me in French, a little breathless. That was a…
Africa
July 12, 2019

One Morning in Morocco

Camped out near a remote Moroccan beach, our writer witnesses a surprising sight while brushing her teeth. Going through the dilapidated entrance of a half-hidden local restaurant in Sidi Kaouki,…
Africa
July 5, 2019

Getting into Guinea

On a long journey through Africa, a Kiwi traveler struggles to explain to a Guinean border guard exactly why she wants to be let in. “So, why do you want…
Africa
May 21, 2019

Silence of the Sand

"After the heat, the first thing that hit me was the silence. I couldn’t miss it. There was nothing to absorb sound. No trees, no buildings. Just orange sand stretching…