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How to do Thanksgiving in San Francisco

How to do Thanksgiving in San Francisco

Thanksgiving in the USA marks the beginning of a season of festivities and the annual family reunion. This emphasis on family and friends getting together in a spirit of gratitude makes it a quintessential and much-loved American holiday.                                Go ice skating at  Union Square Many San Francisco residents have come here from other places, and return to their families in other states and cities for…

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Gule Wamkulu – the Great Dance of Malawi

Gule Wamkulu – the Great Dance of Malawi

“Akuluakulu ndi m’dambo mozimila moto” (The elders are rivers where fire is extinguished’). Chewa Proverb. “Gule Wamkulu‘s fantastical masks are on show this Spring at Loving|Monro Gallery in Santa Monica. Don’t miss these seldom-seen authentic masks that represent the many different characters and morality tales in the cosmology of the Chewa tribe of Malawi.” February 17 2016 – March 31 2016 The Great Matriarchal Bantu People Of Africa The Chewa are mainly known for their masks and their secret society…

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Hideaways in Cape Town

Hideaways in Cape Town

A visit to Cape Town is both an urban experience and an immersion in nature. It’s a unique urban national park – majestic, rugged mountains dominate an urban landscape. Beyond enclaves of moonlit beaches are ancient forests and the unique ‘fynbos’, one of the world’s six floral kingdoms. Well-marked hiking trails are everywhere, offering breathtaking walks as well as more rugged enterprises such as kloofing, which involves the ascent of ancient ravines carved out of a mountain-side by torrential rivers….

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