The Africa they never show you…

Our daughter was blessed to attend Semester at Sea and sailed around the world as part of her college experience. She has similar photos as well as some magnificent photos of the nature and beauty from Africa.  It is a magnificent continent and as usual, the biggest problem is ‘people’!  M~

    A bit of a SURPRISE  here for some!?!

The Africa they never show you~

Mansion in Gabon

South Africa

Accra, Ghana

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town again


Réunion Island South Eastern Africa

Réunion Island South Eastern Africa



Bejaia, Algeria – North Africa

This is where the equator passes thru in Sao Tome Island , West Africa

Road to Lubango , Angola

Housing estate in Accra, Ghana

Cabo Verde, Cape Verde

Obudu Resort, Nigeria

If you thought the houses in Ghana were spectacular, you would be speechless with this

house in Nigeria … just another mansion under construction!

Row houses in Nigeria

House in Abuja, Nigeria

Seychelles Island

Kampala, Uganda

South Africa

Aerial view of Annobon Island , Equitorial Guinea … beautiful

Yes, we actually enjoy ourselves on the weekends… but the media misconceptions would

have you beleive we all languish in poverty (lol)

Presidential Palace , Ghana

Mansion in Trasacco Valley , Accra , Ghana … where a number of the wealthy live

House in Accra-Ghana

President Obama experiencing his African family roots

President Obama experiencing his African family roots


Tunis, Tunisia

Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe

River Nile in Egypt

George W. Bush in Rwanda… So you think you can dance…eh?

Alexandria, Egypt

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya – Windsor Golf and Country Club with Nairobi skyline in the background

Hilton Hotel, Yaounde-Cameroon

An event being hosted in Ghana

In Ghanaian Tradition a royal is carried by four bearers in a seat as you see in this picture

A hotel in Khartoum, Sudan

The cable cars at the beach in Durban, South Africa

Regular occurance: A sandstorm over Khartoum , Sudan … after all, it is a city in a desert!

Aerial view of Khartoum , Sudan

The Wave house at Gateway Mall, Durban, South Africa

Mall in South Africa

Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town, South Africa. One of the largest malls in

the Southern Hemisphere and just one of SA’s mega malls.

Another inside view of Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town, South Africa.

An outside view of Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Hurghada – Egypt

National Stadium-Dares Salaam in Tanzania with the practice field right outside

City of Dares Salaam-Tanzania

Surprising modern and upscale isn’t it… so how do you like the real Africa now?

           And……why aren’t their rich helping their poor? Good question… the kind of question that should be asked of Oprah… why no build a school in a poor black area in America… or at a second one!

Consistent unflattering media portrayals would have you to believe something entirely different . . . e.g. Africa is still some kind of wild, savage and untamed jungle.   I wonder why that is?

Our worry should be China who is buying up as much of the natural minerals as possible and is interfering with their growth and progress.

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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3 Responses to The Africa they never show you…

  1. fmakanda says:

    Thank you for this post!

  2. brotheramun says:


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