Bourdain’s Field Notes

TANZANIA, October 2014—This week, along with my crew, some cameras and a very cool heli-drone, I move from the narrow streets of Zanzibar’s Stone Town to the breathtaking, wide open spaces of mainland Tanzania.

Africa is a continent. It’s not a country. This, unfortunately, is a notion that needs to be constantly reinforced. Though it is enormous and as diverse as any place can be, we in the West tend to look at it like a monolith. In fact, even neighboring countries like Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo can feel, up close, as different as Mars and Texas. Liberia and Namibia bear almost no resemblance to each other. Ghana and Morocco?

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