Kapela, the rhino calf
Kapela, a 2-week premature baby black rhinoceros, runs during an exercise session at the Wildcare animal rehabilitation centre north of Pretoria, South Africa, Monday May 19, 2003. Kapela was born two weeks premature and abandoned by his mother in a boma at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, and is being hand-reared after his transfer to the specialist centre. (EPA PHOTO/JON HRUSA)
The World's Strangest Street Food
Wandering through the riotous, labyrinthine stalls of Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market has given you an appetite. For hours, you’ve been pressing between crowds of local women haggling over mangoes, melons, and rank-smelling durian fruit; karaoke-CD hawkers wailing into staticky microphones; and bamboo cages full of fighting cocks and fluffy barking puppies. Suddenly, the aroma of sizzling sesame oil overtakes you—and dead ahead, you see a vendor scooping hot, crispy-looking snacks into paper…
Today South Africa is characterised by the kaleidoscope of cultures, traditions and religions that brought about the term Rainbow Nation. Without doubt a great way to experience the diversity of cultures is through the local food, often referred to as the Rainbow Cuisine. For the daring diner, South Africa offers culinary adventures ranging from crocodile and mopane worms to Ostrich eggs.
What to Eat in South Africa: Famous South African Foods
South African cuisine is just as diverse as the cultures that influenced it over the centuries. You'll find food influences from the Dutch, British, Indian, Malay and Portuguese cuisines. And let's not forget about the cuisine of the local tribes, which also had a major influence. South Africans love the braais (barbeques) but there's much more to the cuisine than just grilled meat. The traditional African cuisine is focused on maize meal porridge, meat and sauce. Braaivleis This is meat…