10 minutes read April 16, 2014 The Shifting, Sonic Geography of Cartagena, Colombia It had been three years since I’d visited Cartagena, and I was shocked by all the changes. They must have been bubbling under the surface the last time I came,….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read September 11, 2012 File Under No Comment: ‘Send Me To Africa’ With a click of the button… (a contest sponsored by sponsors). It’s an empty landscape. With pyramids. Read More 8 minutes read May 24, 2012 Pinkwashing South Africa This week BBC News reported on the rise in Cape Town’s status as a premiere international gay tourist destination. The article itself went on to report at length from gay….. Read More 3 minutes read March 10, 2011 Apparently revolutions are not good for tourism That used to be mainstream opinion in white South Africa and is what Tina Brown and her editors think about. What drove Newsweek’s editors to commission and publish a feature–in….. Read More 1 minute read February 2, 2011 T.I.A. @ The Liberty Bell The Liberty Bell, a symbol of the American Revolution, is housed in a complex on Market Street in Philadelphia, reminding us of liberties gained and liberties denied. It’s one of….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read February 2, 2010 "Rhythm like you've never seen before" I stand corrected, but no one mixes nationalism, tourism and sport in a feelgood cocktail quite like the South African advertising industry. Like in this TV commercial for South Africa’s….. Read More 1 minute read November 11, 2009 WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM 2010? Just as the football at the 2010 World Cup will be great, someone will make lots of money. It is not going to be local businesses for sure. This excellent….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.