|1||15/3/20||Rio De Janeiro, Brazil|
Today one of Brazil's major cities, with a colourful harbour area and a colonial history dating back to 1612, Fortaleza has developed around the ancient fortress of Our Lady of Assumption (Fortaleza Nossa Senhora de Assuncao). There's much to enjoy in its old centre, where you visit the magnificent iron structured Teatro Jose de Alencar and various museums or you can bargain in the market for embroidery, lace and other local handicrafts. In recent times, the city has made attempts to expand the tourist trade and to encourage the construction of luxury hotels along the city's fine beaches.
Enjoy charming São Vicente and the amazing landscape here and on nearby Santo Antão. Stroll through town past vibrant markets and the replica of Lisbon’s Belem Tower. Visit the stark but lovely lunar-like beach at Catfish Bay. On Santo Antão see lush and rugged landscapes and picturesque villages.
This French-influenced city known as “West Africa’s Window to the Western World” is situated at the mouth of a river that stems from Africa’s inner regions. A modern city, Dakar’s streets are lined with elegant colonial-styled buildings, colorful markets, and excellent art galleries. Goree Island, the former primary assembly point for slave shipments to the New World is a mere ferry ride away. A closer look into the House of Slaves provides a window into the tumultuous past of this country, and brings a deeper understanding of this culturally diverse city.
The Ivory Coast's largest city and former capital, skyscraper-studded Abidjan curves around placid Ebrié Lagoon. Being one of the world's largest French-speaking cities, it's often referred to as the "Paris of Africa." Abidjan's more affluent Le Plateau and Cocody neighborhoods exude a palpable European ambiance.
This small nugget in the former “Gold Coast” of West Africa is a city steeped in the history of the former slavery and gold harvesting trades. Cape Coast Castle, which served as the British slavery headquarters for over 200 years, provides a unique peek into Takoradi’s rich past. Images of women cleaning the local catch of the day, as well as men preparing to use their dugout canoes, adds to the colorful atmosphere that this swirling and vibrant city exudes.
The capital of Togo, a country that is only 370 miles long and 60 miles across at its widest point, Lomé is situated on the Gulf of Bénin, and opens the doorway to Africa’s interior. Known as the “pearl of West Africa,” Lomé offers a colorful look into Africa’s history, and welcomes you to its culturally diverse peoples, who are from approximately 40 different ethnic groups. Witness a Voodoo Ceremony or browse in the Fetish Market for trinkets and talismans in this intriguing African port.
|23||6/4/20||Walvis Bay, Namibia|
|25||8/4/20||Cape Town, South Africa|
|26||9/4/20||Cape Town, South Africa|
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