What comes to your mind when you think of Africa? Colourful nature, tribal dances, starvation? For most of us, Africa is a faraway, stranger fantasy world that is built up by our adventurous reading experiences, frightening news seen in the television and travel advertisements promising worldly paradise. Needless to say, it is much more than that. The Tropical Magazine, which is bilingual from now on, aims to present this colourful and diverse continent from a different approach with the help of the contributors’ own experiences and picturesque stories.
Each edition introduces us to some countries and sights of the especially exciting tropical world through the combination of unique articles and magical photos. You can get a look inside the lives of world-famous people, but the magazine also introduces exemplary and successful careers that are far from the world of celebrities. They set an example that career is what we think it is, what we want it to be! Let it be family, a special calling or work. They are both beautiful and valuable. You can also read about current trends and of course, gastronomy, which is very much their own. And the best thing is that starting with the January-February issue, all articles and interviews can be read in English as well which makes this magazine truly inetrnational.
Sándor Balogh, the founder of the African-Hungarian Union (AHU) and Tropical Magazine encourages us to turn our eyes towards this two-faced continent that he became obsessed with at first sight. He guarantees that no matter which country we choose to visit out of the more than 50 countries on the continent, we will return back home with lifelong adventures and memories. He invites us to dive into the beauties of this mysterious continent with the help of his, his friends’ and colleagues’ enchanting stories in the bilingual Tropical Magazine.
The January-February issue features an interview with Sorel-Arthur Kembe, a Hungarian-Congolese actor and presenter who tries to use his fame to bring the two continents closer as the spokesman of AHU. You can also read about Botswana, the paradise of safaris with an incomparable flora and fauna; Uganda, deservedly called the Pearl of Africa; South-Africa, the home of green mountains, nice coasts and bustling cities; Western Africa, where voodoo is the national religion and even Ghana, the colourful combination of Christianity and traditional tribal religions.
If you are a fan of relaxing journeys, the section about the top hotels of Africa was written for you. We have all heard about the tourist paradise of Seychelles and Mauritius but you might be surprised that Kenya and Tanzania also have luxurious and romantic hotels to offer.
The bilingual magazine also introduces us to African gastronomic specialties like waragi, jackfruit, posho, luwombo and matoke. And last but definitely not least, you can get to know the tireless work and missions AHU and the Hungarian Trade & Cultural Centres (HTCC) do in Africa to build schools, hospitals and facilitate the building of new relations between Hungary and the African countries.
The now bilingual Tropical magazine comes out every second month. You can find it in Relay, Inmedio, Auchan, Tesco, Kaisers, Spar, Interspar stores or you can subscribe to the magazine at [email protected] and have it delivered to you.
Copy editor: bm
Source: Daily News Hungary