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Ancient port discovered in Egypt

Ancient port discovered in Egypt Archaeologists working in Egypt have discovered a harbor on the Red Sea that was used for international trade. The excavation at Mersa Gawasis has revealed traces of an ancient harbor. It's long been known that the Egyptians traded down the coast of Africa, but the...

"Obama Effect" helps African tourism

Last year was a bad year for travel in most places, but a continent that has generally been overlooked by the majority of travelers is seeing boom times--Africa. Africa is the only continent to see a rise in tourism last year, up 5 percent when most other places felt the...

China discusses naval base to fight pirates

China discusses naval base to fight pirates A Rear Admiral of the Chinese navy has suggested the best way to fight Somali pirates attacking travelers and shipping would be for China to have a permanent naval base in the Gulf of Aden. The Chinese navy has been patrolling the area for several months now but has no...

Letting the Khat Out of the Bag

Letting the Khat Out of the Bag The annals of travel writing are filled with dudes (and dudettes) scouring the deserts, seas and foreset canopies for the next great high. People like William Bourroughs, Hunter Thompson and even Paul Bowles were known for their explorations of both the globe and the...

Africa Travel: Djibouti

Africa Travel: Djibouti Strangely enough Djibouti is probably one of the first African countries I ever learned about. My old sixth grade teacher had a quirky sense of humor and claimed the country as one of his favorites because of the name. While it made most of the other sixth graders giggle, I...

Djibouti Day

Djibouti Day Remember how it was cool to create a theme day because you felt like it? Like National Go See A Movie Day, National Pull Your Sister's Hair Day (my brother's all time fav), National Go Kick Rocks Day, or National Hang Ten Day. I'm sure you get the picture. Well today seems...

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