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Navigating the waters of MAKOKO, LAGOS: The World’s Largest Floating City

There are many contenders for the list of the world’s top wonders. One potential wonder is entirely man-made and is located in one of the world’s most undersold travel destinations, Lagos, Nigeria. HDYTI guest contributors, the adventurous duo of Ifey and Emeka

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#DIPINTO17 Essaouira, Morocco

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED! Are you ready to propel your creative business ideas forward? Do you want to surround yourself with 13 other like minded creatives in an inspiring location (Morocco)? Want to learn from global influencers and content creators in the

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During the first week of January, we gathered a group of fourteen creatives and headed to Morocco for four days of work and play.  To understand what really happened during those four days, we journey back to the birth of the

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National Mosque Abuja | Understanding Nigeria | Abuja, a City in Search of a Soul

In our concluding series of articles (see part 1 here) seeking to provide insights to our readers about Nigeria, we visit Abuja, the nation’s capital city, for another perspective. In this piece, titled ‘Understanding Nigeria: Abuja, a City in Search

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Episode 001: Exploring Nigeria, #NaijaChat | via @dipyourtoesin

Welcome to #NaijaChat! We invite you to watch the video below ‘Exploring Nigeria: #NaijaChat Video Highlights’ where we preview what you can expect from our destination focus on Nigeria. Nigeria (Naija as it is fondly called by those in the know)

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Making sense of Nigeria, A Lagos Perspective

In this series called #NaijaChat, we explore Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. We draw from our recent travels to two of Nigeria’s most important cities to highlight different aspects of the local culture. Using perspectives from Lagos and Abuja, we

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Nordic Hotel Abuja: A Warm Nordic Feeling in Central Nigeria

In Abuja, Nigeria, we experienced a warm ‘Nordic feeling’: a unique fusion between Nordic design and Nigerian hospitality. We share the story behind Nordic Hotel, Abuja, one of the most exciting expressions of innovation in the nation’s capital.   Abuja nostalgia The distance

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DIPINTO17 Retreat for creative entrepreneurs

#DIPINTO17: Goal Setting Retreat for Creatives with HDYTI Essaouira, Morocco | 5 to 8 January 2017 Take control of your goals and maximise your creative potential in 2017 in this 4 day retreat set in Essaouira, on the idyllic western coast

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10 Must Follow Zanzibar Influencers on Social Media

Numerous studies have established that more of us are relying on social media when planning holidays and trips. The key objective of this post is to provide an information hub for travellers intending to visit Zanzibar, Africa’s Spice Island. Having pertinent

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Zanzi Resort Zanzibar Review Header Image

The sky had been grey all morning and for a time, it seemed like our planned dhow cruise to Prison Island (Changuu) would be called off. Eventually the clouds disappeared, the wind stilled and the azure-blue waters of the Indian

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Hakuna Majiwe: Redefining Beach-Chic in Zanzibar | @dipyourtoesin

Zanzibar is home to a diverse array of tourist accommodations. The beach-chic Hakuna Majiwe is a promising property that offers access to some of the most famed beaches in Zanzibar. The old saying: ‘seek and you shall find’ proved to

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Aiysha: Challenging Stereotypes in Zanzibar’s Tourism Industry | @dipyourtoesin

Traditionally, the tourism industry on the island of Zanzibar is male dominated. However, Aiysha Mohammed is a young Muslim woman who is challenging stereotypes as one of only three certified female guides on the island. Before meeting Aiysha, we had spent the

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Zanzibar Serena Hotel An Oasis of Time

In our series on Zanzibar, we take a moment to appreciate the efforts of one local brand, Zanzibar Serena Hotel, to preserve Stone Town’s rich history.

Stepping through history in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

In Stone Town, Zanzibar, we saw a country with a rich history where the past, present, and future are locked in a delicate and sometimes uncertain balance.  

Plantain Bites Recipe | @dipyourtoesin

Plantains are a year round delight. They look like bananas, but don’t let their appearance fool you. They are a bit more dense, and are a fantastic vegetable to grill, bake, or fry! Our addiction to plantains is an understatement,

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Carol: The 8kg Solo Explorer, Living Life after 60 (Zanzi Resort, Zanzibar) | @dipyourtoesin

The world is experiencing a solo travel movement. Social media channels including Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook are laden with many solo travel hashtags, as well as other popular tags that reflect a growing generation of solo travellers who are

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Gladness WIT Interview at Hakuna Majiwe | @dipyourtoesin

What can be said in a name? Much is communicated in the names we are given. Often, they can be the windows to our view of the world. For some of us, they curate the opportunities we are given, and

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HDYTI Morocco Diaries: WHEN TRAVEL CHALLENGES OUR IDENTITY

Do you believe that identity can be fluid? Is who we are limited to where we come from? Do we retain the same identity for life? Our travels through Morocco provided an opportunity for us to reflect on the subject of

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15 Must Follow Morocco Influencers | HDYTI

Travel inspiration sometimes comes from the connections we make before, during, and after visiting a particular destination. In this curated list (in no particular order), we introduce you to our 15 ‘must follow’ Morocco influencers on social media. If you are planning to visit Morocco,

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Sahara desert | Camel trek | Erg Chebbi | Morocco

The Moroccan sun had taken one final bow and as it slipped away, the desert temperatures plummeted almost instantly to below zero degrees. At that moment we were certain of one thing; if the Sahara Desert heat doesn’t kill you,

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MarocMama Amanda Mouttaki Marrakech (HDYTI WIT series interview)

What do you get when you combine a beautiful, well-travelled story-teller and a savvy entrepreneur? You get MarocMama! With a very visible online presence, searches for ‘Marrakech’ and ‘food’ on social media may very likely bring up one of her many

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Plantain Pancakes with Lemon-Ginger honey syrup

Plantains? Umm yes! If you aren’t on the plantain bandwagon, then where have you been? Grab your fork and knife, and jump on! Mr. HDYTI loves these, partly because plantains are a staple in Nigerian cuisine. They are yummy, gluten-free, and

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