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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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  • Apr 4 2013: For me its Africa is :
    1) An amazingly rich culture
    2) Multipule tribes with different languages
    3) Incredibly beautiful and colourful outfits
    4) Lions and elephants
    5) Country of mystery and non-commercialised people
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      Apr 5 2013: Hey Miroslav,
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and all of them are positive and correct.....Wooaah....It is incredible to have such thoughts...you should make a point of visiting and making your thoughts a reality.....
      I especially love the beautiful and colourful outfits...I am from East Africa and I genuinely admire the richness in colours of West Africa traditional dresses..namely Ghana, Nigeria...
      Love, Mary

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