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Tastes of Africa

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My choices of countries to visit were driven by very diverse ideas, perhaps very fitting as each country/group of countries was totally different to the other and each provided me with different insights, knowledge and emotions of every sort. Some of the experiences could have been better but every country had some amazing aspects which will stay with me for a long time. The people I met, both fellow tourists and local people helped me have some wonderful and fun experiences and those following me from afar spurred me into spending a couple of hours a day writing and battling  some terrible technology connections. 
I have learned heaps about the history of each country, more about the animals of Africa, been enlightened about the diverse spiritual beliefs of the people of this amazing continent, eaten local foods throughout my trip and learned much about the different cultures. But most of I have been inspired by the resilience of the people, the way they have not been defined by their…