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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 31 2013: Unfortunately my perception is one that has been greatly influenced by the media. First thoughts that arise are those of; chaos, hunger, famine, and poverty. Also, danger in every corner due to so many predators. However, upon further introspection i remember that the media is just another capitalist business and that negativity sells more then positivity.
    I would love to visit Africa and experience first hand.
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      Apr 1 2013: Hey Noel,
      Thanks for the comment and your perception about media. I love the fact that you want to visit Africa and experience first hand. You won't be disappointed, in fact you will ask why you did not visit earlier on. Welcome to Africa soonest.

      Love, Mary

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