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12 top destinations for African-Diaspora travel

  Welcome to February! Since 1970, it's also been Black History Month in the USA, and since 1995 in Canada, as well (whereas it's observed in October in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands). And though the reason for the African diaspora was tragic and horrific - the brutal, centuries-long trafficking of human slaves - it has also enriched many parts of the world, and indeed, world culture as a whole. So what better way to kick BHM off than with a look at a dozen of the most…

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New history museums changing black travel

Just saw a great piece in Slate on how the new Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama is just the latest and best known example of a trend that is transforming African-diaspora tourism:Thankfully, the opening of the Legacy Museum and the associated National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, represents a growing wave of historical attractions aiming to look squarely at American history. A memorial and museum “dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized…

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  • I remember my last big trip to Brazil as being full of Afro-Brazilian culture - especially in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador - and so I was interested to recently come across this U.S. immigrant to that country's description of that culture and what it's like to live as a foreigner in Rio: https://news.yahoo.com/black-expat-why-black-expats-153000883.html
    The Black Expat: Why Black Expats Should Come And Experience Brazil's Culture
    Marketing executive Ike Okonkwo is a Black expat in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • A sobering recent look in Medium at the racism black travelers face in too many destinations abroad: https://adebayoadeniran.medium.com/travelling-the-world-while-black...
    Travelling The World While Black Is a Tricky & Dangerous Proposition
    Ukraine, Argentina, India and China on my mind.
  • For black travelers (and women especially) looking for spa/wellness experiences that focus especially on the needs of black hair and skin, the black-interest section of the Miami Herald, Detour, recently published a look at three excellent destinations in the USA: https://www.miamiherald.com/detour/article263453403.html
  • For those interested in traveling while black, here's an interesting batch of Instagram influencers to follow: https://madamenoire.com/1310975/7-black-travel-influencers-to-follo...
    7 Black Travel Influencers To Follow On IG
    Following her page is like getting a sneak peek into the VIP travel life
  • When it comes to Ecuador, most of visitors' intentions tend to end up focused around Quito, the Galápagos, colonial Cuenca, and maybe adventure hub Tena. But there's a Pacific coast down here, too, and one of the cool things about it - besides great beaches - is that it's home to more than a million afro-Ecuadorians, descendants of slaves brought here from Africa in the 16th century. They're especially common in the country's largest city, Guayaquil, and in Esmeraldas province, and this video by a black U.S. travel vlogger (his channel is Ace Live) is about his visit to Esmeraldas city (pop. 162,000) - pretty cool! https://youtu.be/HFD6yBC-7IM
    The Black People of Ecuador Esmeraldas Beach - Diaspora in South America
    The Black People of Ecuador - Diaspora in South America. In Esmeraldas Ecuador beach. In this video, I visit Esmeraldas Ecuador, where there is a thr…
  • In observance of Ferbruary’s Black History Month in the USA, MSN’s Travel Noire channel put together a list of six subSaharan landmarks of remarkable black African achievements - pretty fascinating!! https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/beyond-the-pyramids-of-e...
    Beyond The Pyramids Of Egypt: 6 African Sites That Are Worthy Of A Mention
    Surely, the pyramids of Egypt are included on the list of the most iconic architectural sites in world history. Located in northern Africa, the amazi…
  • How much do you know about Cote Divoire, the great places to visit and the rich culture of the people, you will really love the country

  • If you haven't already heard about the Garifuna culture, then come to Belize and learn about it the hands-on way with Warasa Garifuna Drum School.  The Garifuna people are descendants of shipwrecked slaves who mixed with the Arawak and Carib indians on St Vincent in the 17th century, creating a whole new ethnicity and culture.  The language and music of the Garifuna has been declared a masterpiece of human heritage by UNESCO in 2001.  Help us keep the culture alive through the vibrant beat of drums!

  • 9012334854?profile=originalThomas, West Africa Discovery's CEO, will be travelling to Sierra Leone for a research project he is conducting for his MSc in Responsible Tourism Management. As part of his travels, he wants to involve all of you in his journey of discovery (itinerary, experiences, photos, facts, stories, videos, etc...). To start things off, he has plotted his planned itinerary including information about the places he will visit and the things he hopes to do. Regular updates will be posted on this page to keep you involved in his journey.  

     

    To view the Itinerary, click here 

    We are also raising funds to buy school material for the communities Thomas is visiting. Here is a break down of the items that we will buy.

  • Hi guys,

      My youngest daughter Kristina is going to Avignon, France to teach for about 8 months beginning in latter September. Does anyone have any heads up on a place to stay that is reasonable and walking distance and hopefully to train station. Let me know ASAP. Thanks

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