The 5 Best Places for African-Americans to Travel

Tokyo, Japan

The reggae genre initial was introduced to Japan in a early 1970s, and a stage has exploded, with dancehall song in sold apropos a critical subculture and approach of life. (Photo: Oneika a Traveller)

I’ve pronounced before that Tokyo is substantially a weirdest and many intriguing place I’ve ever been: a freaky illusion culture, weird fashion, and gusto for animatronics neatly contrariety a Zen Buddhist philosophies and honour for tradition and high culture. But what some guidebooks destroy to prominence is a megacity’s low appreciation for (and allowance of?) hip-hop and dancehall reggae low-pitched genres: Nightclubs personification this song dot a neon-lighted landscape. My crony and we strike adult reggae bar Garam in Shinjuku-ku, and were astounded to come opposite revolutionary dancehall enthusiasts who both looked and sounded a partial (Sean Paul, take note). One is only as expected to find B-boys as Harajuku girls in their wanders around town!

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During a 2009 outing to Tanzania, we camped on a fork of a Ngorongoro crater.  _(Photo: Oneika a Traveller)_

A revisit to a African continent is a contingency for any African-American seeking to know a bit some-more about their roots, and a revisit to this East African republic in sold promises a tarry crowded of sun, sand, summits, and safari. From a peaks of Kilimanjaro, to a plains of a Serengeti, to a island bliss that is Zanzibar, Tanzania has prolonged been on my list of places to visit, regardless of your tone or creed.

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Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Etihad Airlines blunder fare that sent a flurry by a black transport village final Christmas has seen a array of African-Americans unexpected supplement a United Arab Emirates to their bucket lists. Cheap craft tickets notwithstanding, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are spellbinding destinations befitting for first-timers to a Middle East. As tellurian cities that are some-more worldly and reduction despotic than their Gulf neighbors, they offer a window into a enlightenment dominated by oppulance and luxury. Impressive greatest sights like a Burj Khalifa, impassioned activities like dune bashing, and a feeling nightlife make these emirates good value a visit.

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