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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 24 2013: The *First* thing that comes to mind is a zebra or gazelle covered savannah with Mt Kilimanjaro in the background.

    As a child I was raised on Tarzan movies [and the TV series] so while I *Know* that is not what ALL of Africa looks like, I hope I can be forgiven whatever stereotype *First* pops into my head when hearing the name of the continent.

    It is a place that I would love to explore, from Egypt, through the Gold Coast, and to the Horn.

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