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If you have NEVER been to Africa, when someone mentions "Africa" or you hear "Africa", what is the FIRST thing that comes into your mind?

People associate different regions/continent based on media, informational material, myths, stereotypes and such. The main idea of this discussion is to find out what people who never had "first hand experience" think about the continent. Thanks for your contribution.


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  • Mar 21 2013: I'm from central Europe, only have been to Maroco once when I was about 8 years old.

    The first thing that pops up is a yellow dusted plain, with very little to non vegetation, a broken down street and a couple of brown mountains in the background beneath a blue sky.

    The sad thing is, I know that Africa is something else, I know there is so much more variety, but this biased picture remains and seems to be deeply imprinted on my mind.
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      Mar 22 2013: Hello Anton,
      It is glad you visited "Morocco" ( I am assuming that what meant). You should NOT be sad about been biased . Your view is one truth about majority part of the continent. For instance, consider me, a girl country who never dared buy white shoes in the land of central Kenya which is covered with red soil and when it rains it is red "snow" i.e. mud. Comparing Africa streets and Europe streets, yes Africa need a long awaited upgrade.
      Mountains are there...Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya and such....yes blue sky is the order of the day.

      Continue to add more to your knowledge about Africa and maybe plan a tour to one of the African countries. I love Kenya coz am Kenyan and if you don't mind a village family hosting you, My mother would welcome you....lol.

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