Posts Categorized: Africa

Algeria – Top 5 Facts

Algeria

Situated in Northern Africa and adjacent to famous tourist destinations such as Morocco or Tunisia, Algeria is a country that is mostly advised for intrepid travellers. Why? Well, because there is a lot more to Algeria than Sofia Boutella (wink)! Stretching over 2,381,741 square kilometres, it is the largest state in Africa. With a population… Read more »

Visit Tunis – Carthage Reborn

We have all heard about the famous city of Carthage and how it was destroyed by the Romans during the Third Punic War. The Three Punic Wars represented serious turns of events when it came to Mediterranean governance and the Romans ultimately took control of the entire region. After Hannibal’s failed conquest through the Alps,… Read more »

Visit Johannesburg – The City of Gold

With a metropolitan population of nearly 8 million, Johannesburg is incontestably the largest city in South Africa. The provincial capital of Gauteng (meaning ‘place of gold’), Johannesburg is widely-regarded as the modern-day El Dorado of Africa (hence the title). The nickname was given to the city due to a large gold deposit along the local… Read more »

Visit Rabat – The Pride of the Almohads

Rabat is not only a prominent tourist destination (one of the top ones according to CNN) but also a thriving capital of Morocco. With a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million, Rabat is the seventh largest city of its parent country behind juggernauts like Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech, Tangier, Salé and Meknes. Rabat was founded primarily… Read more »

Visit Cape Town – The City of Diamonds

We have all heard the stories about how important the province of South Africa is when it comes to diamond production. A world leader in the aforementioned endeavour, South Africa is one of the wealthiest African countries. Formerly a stronghold of the British Empire, now a thriving metropolis, Cape Town boasts with a metropolitan population… Read more »

Visit Cairo – A Gateway to Ascension

Cairo is both the most populous city and the capital of Egypt. With a metropolitan population of over 20 million, Cairo is the largest metropolis of the Middle East. According to legend, it was founded when The Counquering Star, Mars (al-Najm al-Qahir) was rising and thus it bears a deep spiritual meaning to locals and… Read more »