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What Dob You Think First When You Hear The Word Africa?

Posted by: Wilson Shangala on 05/11/2013 - 5:06 AM

A world of!


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Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/11/2013 - 6:43 AM



Posted by: Zeana Romanovna on 05/11/2013 - 6:44 AM

A dream.........


Posted by: Margaret Saheed on 05/11/2013 - 6:52 AM

Wildlife, including the bongo, pygmy hippopotamus, gorilla and monkey.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/11/2013 - 6:57 AM

i see the shape of the country on the map. then i see jungles and monkey's. then huts with that national geographic touch. then that's pretty much it.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 05/11/2013 - 9:23 AM

Lions, Elephants and those cool looking trees.


Posted by: Ana Belle on 05/11/2013 - 9:30 AM

wildlife and taboos!


Posted by: Lenora De Lude on 05/11/2013 - 10:31 AM

The shape of the continent, then sand, then people in colorful clothing. Then my mind wanders off.


Posted by: Deborah Verhoeven on 05/11/2013 - 10:41 AM

All of the above, and then pyramids, and the Sahara, and camels, and Kenya coffee...


Posted by: Ivan Slosar on 05/11/2013 - 10:45 AM

The sand dunes of the Sahara desert.

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Posted by: Jeff Gettis on 05/11/2013 - 10:46 AM


Posted by: Ricardo De Almeida on 05/11/2013 - 10:50 AM


Posted by: Louise Reeves on 05/11/2013 - 10:56 AM

Toto. Then the travel poster I did when I was 16 and the regret for not keeping it, especially when I saw almost the same thing done by Keith Haring.


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 05/11/2013 - 11:00 AM

What Africa means to me.

The Amazing Assault on All of the Senses..

..From the tantalizing aromas emanating from the souks in Marrakesh,.... to the nightly sounds of grunting hippos coming up from the Ngororongora Crater,...... From the pure taste of Ethiopian coffee... to the blazing colors of the attire parading along the streets of Nairobi... the caressing warm breeze,while sailing down the Nile....

And the beautiful open smiles of the people..


Posted by: Ricardo De Almeida on 05/11/2013 - 11:02 AM

Yes, Louise. Beautiful song!

Here's a nice version from Eslovenia:


Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/11/2013 - 11:03 AM

Funny I think of war and pestilence


Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/11/2013 - 11:04 AM

I think of all the people being dooped by the scammers in Nigeria.


Posted by: Roseann Caputo on 05/11/2013 - 11:28 AM

I think of the landscape, the animals, and music. This song in particular.


Posted by: Tony Murray on 05/11/2013 - 11:31 AM

Ruthless dictators.


Posted by: David Bowman on 05/11/2013 - 12:07 PM

War, famine, poverty, pirates, poaching, kidnapping, email scams... Oh and something about lions and elephants.


Posted by: Janine Riley on 05/11/2013 - 12:58 PM

A Safari of course.


Posted by: A Souppes on 05/11/2013 - 1:02 PM

conflict diamonds, which reminds me I have email from daughter of some dictator in africa she say $3 millions waiting for me in a bank I just need supply her with my details.


Posted by: Angelina Vick on 05/11/2013 - 3:14 PM

Lions, diamonds, AIDS, slavery, war, child soldier's, scorching heat


Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 05/11/2013 - 3:20 PM

Depends on the country (Africa is not a country but a continent with many countries, traditions, cultures and landscapes). If it is south Africa a think on surf and see.
On the Middle Savanes, lions, elefants.
On east on Muslim Churchs, war, pourverty, etc.
O west I think on Beachs and more savanes, Diamond mining. Also people speaking Portuguese.
On north I think on deserts, snakes. Also on People speaking French and Arabic.


Posted by: John Crothers on 05/11/2013 - 3:33 PM


Posted by: John Ayo on 05/11/2013 - 3:51 PM

Elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and, even before I saw Mr Crothers' post, Toto. :)


Posted by: Loretta Luglio on 05/11/2013 - 4:07 PM

I think of two distinct places. The savannah, the spectacular wildlife, the mysterious jungles, flower and fauna. The continent where all life began thousands of years ago. Then, depressingly I think of mass, never ending poverty, starvation, dictators, disease, apartheid.


Posted by: K Kingston on 05/11/2013 - 4:29 PM

It is a place that I have always wanted to travel to, since my pre-teen years. Dangerous, yes. It was not the danger that had attracted me, but for the amazing and diverse wildlife. Certainly not the same as the years have passed. Very sad. (As is Madagascar with the destruction of habitat for the animals there.) It will always remain as a most spectacular place.


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 05/11/2013 - 5:51 PM

Just wondering how many of those that have made disparaging remarks about this particular continent ( poverty, corruption,etc. ) ever step foot on this amazing land.

Of course, there's poverty and corruption, as there is everywhere on this globe...and in every era in our human history.

I agree with 2 of the 3 verbs initially presented by Wilson.

EXPLORE.....A great place to trek with others.....But still a wonderful place to wander off on one's own.

And to:

Discover....All that has been presented to you..and all you find on your own, when travelling with an open mind and heart.


To DREAM?.....that comes later......for there is too much to see and do.

So, Wilson let me say,"Hujambo".... And, Welcome to this part of the globe



This fine drawing, represents the complete Joy. found in the People

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And this wonderful painting represents the Pride imbued in All.

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Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/11/2013 - 7:59 PM


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 05/11/2013 - 9:55 PM


RE: Nairobi Fashion:



Posted by: GuoJun Pan on 05/11/2013 - 10:22 PM

The home of human.


Posted by: John Lyes on 05/12/2013 - 8:13 PM

Tarzan movies


Posted by: Lance Vaughn on 05/12/2013 - 8:44 PM


Posted by: Leana De Villiers on 05/13/2013 - 11:14 AM

Home, fauna & flora, amazing mountains, beaches, forests, colour and so much more


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