Rmillate Park is an expansive forest 20 minutes outside Tangier. With breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar, this park is definitely worth visiting on a multi-day trip to Tangier. Upon arriving at Rmillate, you may completely forget the city you just left, being now surrounded by towering trees, a well laid-out dirt path and fresh air. From the entrance, follow the dirt path down to the right to a set of strategically placed tree stumps, where you can spread out your picnic lunch; or head straight back on the paved road and dine at any of the little restaurants on the water. The menu is basic, but the views from the restaurant terraces are worth it. Mint tea is a must since you’re visiting Morocco, and the bisara (like split pea soup) is a great vegetarian alternative to the chicken and beef kabobs.
Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.Text by Steve Smith.