Video: Meet South Africa

After a while, videos promoting tourism in different countries all start to look the same. This one from South Africa takes a different path. It tells a story that reveals the people and landscapes of the country in a fresh and original way that will surely inspire you to want to visit this beautiful land.

Video: In Morocco

It’s hard to take a bad photograph in the colourful North African nation of Morocco. The same holds true for video as this stunning portrayal demonstrates.

Photos: Stupendous views of Seychelles

The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles is paradise on Earth. Take a few minutes scrolling through Instagram to find photos of the 115-island nation and you’ll see a constant stream of blue skies, blue water, palm trees and pretty people who come to enjoy its beaches. This coming June 18, Africa’s least-populous nation celebrates its national day. In honour of the occasion, here are some photos that leave no doubt that it’s a land of beauty.

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Today is a good day! Holidays in #seychelles πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨ #summer #beach #travel

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Photos: Superior views of South Africa

Today marks Freedom Day for South Africa, a national holiday that commemorates the nation’s first elections after the end of apartheid.

Then president Nelson Mandela said these words at the first commemoration of the holiday:

“As dawn ushered in this day, the 27th of April 1994, few of us could suppress the welling of emotion, as we were reminded of the terrible past from which we come as a nation; the great possibilities that we now have; and the bright future that beckons us. And so we assemble here today, and in other parts of the country, to mark a historic day in the life of our nation. Wherever South Africans are across the globe, our hearts beat as one, as we renew our common loyalty to our country and our commitment to its future.”

I was lucky enough to hear Mandela speak at a rally held in his honour in Montreal back in 1990. It was an inspiring experience.

Here is what South Africa looks like today:

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Travel πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ #southafrica #travel #vacances #holidays #happy

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Learning. #capetown #southafrica #langa #travel

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Jo'berg, you have been incredible #nelsonmandela #joberg #johannesburg #love #travel

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Video: Morocco in less than 5 minutes

Enjoy this footage collected from one couple’s two-week vacation in the North-African nation of Morocco, so close to Europe, but a world away in sights and sounds.

Video: Melodies for the Lemurs

It’s not quite Across the Andes by Frog, but the idea of exploring Madagascar by skateboard is not far off.

The origins of Liberia

Liberia, a country in West Africa, was founded, established, colonized and controlled by citizens of the United States and ex-Caribbean slaves as a colony for former African American slaves and their free black descendants. It was an American protectorate until 1847 when it declared its independence.

Photo: Standing by the road in Morocco

I took this photo in 2001 on a trip in Morocco. We were driving to the coastal city of Essaouira and stopped en route to take some photos of the desert-like landscape. These curious girls who lived nearby came to see what we were doing. I snapped their photo and it was better than any of the landscape photos I took in that spot.

Video: A Weekend in Morocco

It’s hard to believe that this traveller fit all of this in to one weekend in the North African nation of Morocco.

Madagascar was not originally settled by Africans

Even though it lies off the coast of Africa, the first people who settled the massive island of Madagascar are thought to have come from the area around Indonesia. It’s just one of the reasons the nation’s culture is so distinct from other African nations.