As a black American that is a product of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, I am of African descent. I want to learn more about the continent that my ancestors came from and that their slave masters brain washed and beat out of them feeling connected to. Traveling to South Africa in the summer of 2014 also totally blew my mind more than I had anticipated. It's a feeling that I still can't fully form into words that encapsulates everything I felt and still feel. Even though my ancestors weren't from that region of the continent, I couldn't help but feel like I was "home". Yes, I am American but being in the continent of Africa felt like home, it just did. I want to travel to every country there (Ghana is likely next and then Rwanda!). With the money not in my bank account just yet to embark on all of that, lol, the idea to virtually visit and tour every country in Africa came to me. How fun! I love using my imagination and this was the perfect project to exercise it even more.
Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world and is comprised of over 50 countries! I'm excited to roll out this feature that takes us on a virtual visit to every country in Africa all throughout this year. Each month, we are hanging out in 5 countries. We will learn cool facts about each country, where to stay, what to eat and fun things to experience there. You get to visit every country in Africa without even spending a dime, how boss is that?
The intention behind this project is to explore the magic and beauty of Africa's countries and inspire travel there. Along our year long tour, I encourage people who have visited or are from any of these countries to chime in in the comments section of the posts with any recommendations of things to do, eat and experience or any travel tips. So pack your bags (you might only want to check on bag though because baggage claim fees are ridiculous!) and a carry on and let's get this travel adventure started!
Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.
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