Continental Rift

Everything you need to get into (and out of) Africa. Alive.

In geologic terms, if you wait long enough, the destination comes to you. (It only took 200 million years for Asia to meet India—a drop in the celestial bucket.) But for those unable to detect the earth’s incremental daily movement under their feet, it may be time to move your own feet across planet earth. We occidentalists need only shuffle a few thousand miles, down and to the right. To Africa. Not the dark continent of Joseph Conrad’s depiction; nor the melodic but dubious portrayal of Africa in Disney’s 1994 documentary: The Lion King. The Africa of which we speak is sub-Saharan: still trying to regain its posture after slumping under a colonial yoke, and fulfill its promise of a bright future. If tax season promises to scuttle the prospect of a trip in person, go there this month, with us. Under the stewardship of the BUREAU. We’ll be showcasing sturdy and stalwart products to make the virtual voyage a bit smoother. Even a bit more stylish. No anti-malarial nets or dengue fever pills required. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” As usual, we think he was talking about us. Bon voyage.

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