If you travel to Lomé, the capital city of Togo in West Africa, you may have the chance to discover a particular market in the suburban area of Akodessewa: in this country where a lot of people believe in the voodoo religion, an animist cult which urges people to invoke geniuses and supranatural forces hidden in objects and natural elements such as stones or trees, … Continue reading Exploring Africa: going shopping at Akodessewa voodoo market
Slowly but surely, more and more countries are reopening their boundaries to foreign tourists, even more widely open provided you are vaccinated against the coronavirus disease. The sanitary crisis, still a scourge in too many places like the West Indies or South-East Asia, is nevertheless starting to slow down in regions where the vaccination is meeting success. In Europe, most countries of the European Union … Continue reading Exploring Africa: Madagascar and the baobab path
In recent news, Mali has often been depicted negatively due to terrorist attacks and killing of foreign military forces on its lands to protect the people. This Sahel country remains a country worth being visited (in quiet times) with a bunch of singularities making it quite unique. Did you hear about the Antogo fish party? Once a year, the flood The Antogo lake is located … Continue reading Exploring Africa: tremendous fish party at Antogo lake
Learning one’s lesson while swinging at the rate of the swell is not something impossible in Nigeria. On the coast of Lagos, the most crowded city in Nigeria and one of the most populated ones all over Africa, pupils can attend a floating school in a neighborhood called Makoko. This part of the city is located on Third Mainland Bridge, close to Clinic Road. The … Continue reading Exploring Africa : School on the water
While wandering around Gorée Island, one of the nineteen districts of Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, you have great chances to be positively impressed by the charm of the setting that surrounds you: narrow alleys, lush tropical flora, multicolored houses, sunny shores, and crafts displayed along your path may make you think that you just set foot on a paradisiac island. The beauty of … Continue reading Exploring Africa: the ambivalent beauty of Gorée
South Africa benefits from many touristic assets which make Nelson Mandela’s country one of the most visited countries all over Africa. Beaches and cliffs, national parks and mountains, without forgetting vineyards for the oenologists, woods and lagoons…The various South African ecosystems are here to make any foreign globe-trotter elated before astonishing landscapes. Sport lovers can have fun as well since the Springboks won the last … Continue reading Exploring Africa: having a break at Sunland’s giant baobab.
Let us be honest, South Sudan has very few probabilities to be part of your upcoming trip across Africa due to the civil war in the region, a genuine scourge since the independence on July 9, 2011. This being said, this brand new country remains a natural treasure that is undoubtedly worth being visited in times of peace, and its swamps are a hint of … Continue reading Exploring Africa: swampland in South Sudan
What’s the best thing your mother or grandmother could possibly give you? How about loads of talent and something firm to put your hands on? Based in Sénégal, IMADI is born using traditional materials and a love for handmade bags, baskets and rugs trimmed with leather. Emergent from a weaving tradition passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter. The distinct pieces come in a … Continue reading Generational Talent Gives Birth to IMADI.
With offices based in Bamako, in Mali Haii brings forth total atonement with earthy designs for the interiors. By encapsulating warm tones and their beauty, Haii’s dynamic showcase debuts tones unmatched. Coming from center of the heart with varying imagery Haii keeps its clients and admirers attuned by focusing on spatial figures and a comfy overcast. Haii’s design house hints at mother nature and helps … Continue reading Designer Spaces By Haii Designs Revel The Emotions.