Africa

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"Be positive" life journey

  As new 2018 began, I learned what is the most modern wish for the year’s kick off – Be positive. It seems to me, everyone is turning to positivity now and, undoubtedly, it’s a promising start. I wasn’t an exception and received lots of “be positive” instructions. But they are definitely not relevant to
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Morocco - the land where goats live on trees

Usually people are incline to consider all the Arabs like Middle Easterners. So, when I am asked to share a story about the Middle East, can’t be sure what the real expectations are. How Morocco came up? The last time, I tried to recall a funny story from Jordan, Lebanon, Dubai, Bahrain or Qatar. But my friends impatiently
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A magnificent Christmas trip to Sun City, South Africa

  I knew it’s going to be a memorable adventure at the moment I’d found a 20 Rand bill at the parking lot. Generally, I was pretty excited of visiting Sun City, the exotic well hidden Paradise of South Africa. I was unable to see and hear anything. But stepping out of the car, right in
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My no longer favourite airport

Landing again at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, I realised the last several years I was flying mostly via two airports for connecting my next flight – the current one in Istanbul and Heathrow in London. Almost every month it’s meant to step at one of them. Should admit, though, I am more often at
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Magic happens where comfort zone ends

  To Susan Knapp and all the great people who were meant to boost my life experience   An Irish friend of mine keeps asking me every time he talks to me how did I manage to visit so many countries. Same reaction when he read my travel blog for first time. His conclusion:”Oh, Tanya, you
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Thousands of miles coffee journey

  If I ask you right now, where the best coffee ever could be found, what’s going to be your answer? Let’s bet, I’ll get at least 30 different options. Everyone would insist to know better where the best coffee in the world is. It’s kind of a tricky question, because what I asked actually
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By train to the end of the world

  That’s me, on a South African train, heading to the end of the world. Trying to be brave and confident in an environment that scares me. I heard so many horrifying stories about single women, traveling alone by train in South Africa. That’s why I already placed a smile on my face, hoping to
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Disappointing Akagera National Park, Rwanda

  It takes six hours by car to cross Akagera National Park, Rwanda. My first wild animal safari in Africa. As you can guess, I was totally excited. Sure, I have already seen all those animals at the zoo, but it’s a different thrill to observe them in the nature, freely running and following their
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