Potepanje po Afriki se zaključuje: obisk še zadnje ‘prepovedane’ države v Afriki in zaslužene počitnice na otoku Sal

Naše ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve hrani seznam držav, kamor se zaradi varnostnih razlogov odsvetujejo vsa potovanja. Na seznam se trenutno uvršča devet držav, 5 v Afriki in 4 na Bližnjem vzhodu. Ker nisva nikakršna strokovnjaka na političnem področju in sploh, ker nisva niti približno dovolj samozavestna, da bi mislila, da veva bolje kot znalci na mzz, v seznam ne dvomiva. Države so se na seznamu znašle z razlogom. Kljub temu pa je zanimivo, da ljudje, tudi tujci, ki se nahajajo v dotični državi, zadeve navadno ne dojemajo tako grozljivo kot jih prikazujejo mediji. “Pridite, v Banguiju sem že več let,...

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Country Nr 60 – Cape Verde

Country 60/196: Cape Verde Destination: Sal island Our last African destination was a great one - Cape Verde or more precisely Sal island. It's hard not to fall in love with this tiny island in the Atlantic, which is located almost halfway between Portugal and Brazil. Desert landscapes, beautiful beaches, a colorful city, welcoming people, spectacular salt ponds, and a gorgeous resort to celebrate (and mourn) the end of a great adventure. It was an absolute pleasure! :) ♥ What to do and what to see on Sal? Cape Verde consists of 10 islands and 5 islets off the west...

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Country Nr 59 – Central African Republic

Country 59/196: Central African Republic Destination: Bangui Our ministry of foreign affairs strongly advised us against visiting the Central African Republic as it has many safety issues. However, our project includes us traveling to all sovereign countries of the world, therefore, we had to make the trip. Still, we decided to only stay in the country for a day. Even though the government has recently reached an agreement with the armed groups the situation in the country is still far from stable, which was obvious by the number of armed soldiers and UN workers on the streets of Bangui. However,...

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Edinstvena pokrajina, pogled na razkošno mestno promenado in reševanje onesnaženosti – z roko v roki

Angola se je po dolgi državljanski vojni komaj pred kratkim začela odpirati svetu, a glede na to, da ima veliko ponuditi, tako na ekonomskem, kot na turističnem področju, se bi znala kmalu znajti na seznamu vodilnih afriških držav. Potencial države sva spoznala, seznanila pa sva se tudi z nekaterimi izmed njihovih najbolj perečih težav. Najin obisk se je začel v srcu prestolnice. V simpatičnem hotelčku sredi širitve in renovacij sva se razpakirala in se po zakotnih ulicah peš podala proti središču mesta. Po skoraj neznosni vročini sva se prebijala po revnih umazanih ulicah, ki močno zaudarjajo po kanalizaciji. Mimo propadajočih,...

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Country Nr 58 – Angola

Country 58/196: Angola Destinations: Luanda, Viewpoint of the Moon Our visit to Angola turned out to be very diverse and productive. We managed to visit some of the country's top attractions, two orphanages, where we met some extraordinary people, to plant some trees, and to address one of the biggest issues in Luanda - litter, by organizing an extensive beach clean-up. We had a great time in Angola! :) What to do and what to see in Angola? Due to the long-lasting civil war, tourism in Angola is only starting to develop. However, the country has a lot to offer....

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Spektakularna moč narave v Kongu

Demokratično republiko Kongo sicer naše zunanje ministrstvo ne uvršča na seznam najnevarnejših držav na svetu, vseeno pa se obisk Demokratičnega Konga že nekaj let odsvetuje. V prvi vrsti zato, ker je država pogosto prizorišče raznih političnih trenj in uporov, poleg tega pa je v zadnjem času Kongo večkrat prizadela epidemija ebole. A turisti se kljub težavam vedno znova vračajo v to čudovito državo, ki slovi po svoji neverjetni biološki raznolikosti, po bogati flori in favni in po pohodništvu brez primere. Najina izbrana destinacija je bil narodni park Virunga, ki velja za najstarejši narodni park v Afriki, oziroma natančneje, vulkan Nyiragongo....

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Country Nr 57 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Country 57/196: Democratic Republic of the Congo Destinations: Goma, Nyiragongo volcano As Ebola continues to be an issue in the DRC, we decided to visit the country for only two days and to spend it in nature, far from the dangerous disease. The plan was to visit the DRC in December, but as Virunga National Park was closed from June 2018 due to some security concerns, we adjusted our plans and visited the first national park in the world in March. Our destination: the spectacular Nyiragongo volcano! ;) What to do and what to see in the DRC? The Democratic...

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Deževni dan ob obali drugega najglobljega jezera na svetu

Najin obisk Burundija se z uradniki, ki so zahtevali podkupnino in so nama pridobitev vize skušali računati dvojno ni začel najbolje. Izsiljevanje za denar na cesti je ena stvar, ko pa imaš opravka z uradnimi osebami pa sva vedno v precepu. Po eni strani bi mu rad ugodil in si tako zagotovil varen in enostaven vstop v državo, po drugi strani pa si, kot uradna oseba, ki izsiljuje, tudi sam v prekršku, če ga ‘podkupiš’ kakor zahteva. Na eni strani imaš uradnika s tvojim potnim listom v rokah in subtilno grožnjo na ustnicah, nad njegovo glavo pa kričeče opozorilo, da...

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Country Nr 56 – Burundi

Country 56/196: Burundi Destinations: Bujumbura, Tanganyika Lake Since 2015, Burundi has been experiencing some political issues and uprisings, which is why the country is currently mostly closed for tourists. Obtaining a tourist visa was quite a challenge and as it's pretty expensive, we had to apply for the transit visa, which limited our visit to two days. We visited the former capital city and the stunning Lake Tanganyika and we soon realized that Burundi is a lovely country. However, as the country doesn't have a lot of visitors the people were staring at us a lot, which made us feel...

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