Alexis Borochoff

  • 15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Mursi People Of Ethiopia

    By Alexis Borochoff, 5:00 pm

    Ethiopia is home to a handful of interesting and isolated indigenous tribes. The Mursi people are a prime example. With one of the country’s most fascinating cultures, their rituals, language, body jewelry and animistic beliefs are worth exploring. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about the Mursi people of Ethiopia.

  • Fun And Educational Family Activities In Fez

    el mokri palace courtyard By Alexis Borochoff, 5:00 am

    Families will find that Fes offers fun and educational attractions in every part of the city. The city is also appealing to families because it’s a less crowded destination than Marrakech or Tangier. Consider these 15 great things to do when looking for family activities in Fes.

  • Nice And Juicy! 15 Edible African Bugs

    By Alexis Borochoff, 5:00 pm

    Some people visit Africa for the wild game animals or to be immersed in rich culture. But then there are those with a unique appetite for creepy crawlers. So check your gag reflect and clutch tighter to your fly swatter, because here are 15 edible African bugs.

  • Bring The Kids! 15 Fun Family Activities In Marrakech

    family on camels By Alexis Borochoff, 5:23 am

    Drop that Disneyland brochure — it’s time to take your kids on a real cultural adventure. Not only will a trip to Marrakech blow your kids’ minds, but you too will be left breathless by this beautiful city which is definitely kid-friendly. Here are 15 fun family things to do in Marrakech.

  • The Best Places To Go Bird Watching In South Africa

    By Alexis Borochoff, 3:52 am

    The southernmost country in Africa has so many protected wildlife parks and reserves for bird watchers — or birders, if you prefer — that it is one of the top destinations in the world for birding. From hooting owls to pecking penguins, here are the 15 best places to go bird watching in South Africa.

  • Soybeans Of The Sea, Oyster Farming In Africa

    12 Things You Didn't Know About The Oysters Business In Africa By Alexis Borochoff, 10:02 am AFKI Original

    With worldwide declines in fish stocks, researchers are looking at South Africa’s increasing production of bivalves. There is potential for oyster farms to increase production and employ thousands more people. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about oyster farming in Africa, and why they’re called “soybeans of the sea.”

  • Be Very Afraid, Be Very Afraid: Household Items That Can Explode

    By Alexis Borochoff, 12:16 pm

    When long-time smoker Dave Aspinall switched to e-cigarettes for a healthier lifestyle, his new smoking device overheated and exploded right next to his leg. He was so badly injured that doctors likened his wound to a bullet entry and said he was lucky to be alive. So next time you’re toking on your “healthier” alternative, keep it far away from your face as possible. Oh wait…

  • 15 Things To Do With Kids In Egypt

    By Alexis Borochoff, 5:01 pm

    You’re finally taking the kids to Egypt! Congratulations! But what if they get bored after seeing their 57th mummy (it could happen)? No worries, there are plenty of other things to do in Egypt that kids — and adults — find entertaining.

  • 15 Things You Can Do To Help Stop Rhino Poaching In Africa

    rhinoceros By Alexis Borochoff, 5:00 pm

    African rhinos are under siege. These majestic creatures are facing near-extinction thanks to the poachers and black market consumers that covet their horns. But it’s not too late (yet) to save them. Here are 15 things you can do to help stop rhino poaching.

  • 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Nile Crocodiles

    crocodile By Alexis Borochoff, 4:00 am

    There’s more that meets the teeth. Though it has a deservedly bad reputation, the Nile crocodile is a complex and fascinating creature that will surprise you more than you think. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about Africa’s most deadly reptile, the Nile crocodile.