June 17, 2004 11:40 AM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Print 1 Travel A BRUSH WITH TRADITION Travel A BRUSH WITH TRADITION In South Africa, Ndebele women decorate their houses with bold designs. Two with a worldwide following for their paintings and beadwork welcome visitors. 2 Travel Libya the newest hot ticket Travel Libya the newest hot ticket Cruise lines add Libya to itineraries to satisfy travelers eager to visit the North African nation despite a State Department warning. 3 Travel A gentler time on the ‘Wild Coast’ Travel A gentler time on the ‘Wild Coast’ Once a place of turmoil, the Eastern Cape is drawing visitors with its outdoor activities, wildlife viewing and Mandela landmarks. 4 Travel The parasites of paradise Travel The parasites of paradise ‘I felt something tickling my hand. When I glanced down I was horrified to see several minuscule red worms crawling there.... I quickly brushed off the writhing creatures in disgusted panic.’ 5 Travel Hide and seek in Addo park Travel Hide and seek in Addo park The Eastern Cape reserve is home to more than 400 elephants, but the trick is spotting them. Visitors can explore on their own. 6 Travel Two ways to cruise the Nile Travel Two ways to cruise the Nile A writer travels down the famed river twice, on budget and high-end trips. Cost sometimes matters, but both ships visit stunning locales. 7 Misty-eyed on a search for gorillas in Bwindi Misty-eyed on a search for gorillas in Bwindi As the endangered primates forage and frolic in a war-plagued corner of eastern Africa, a few humans are allowed to tag along. 8 New shine on City of Gold New shine on City of Gold Johannesburg undergoes a sparkling change of fortune, from strip mines and crime to first-class entertainment, museums and casinos. 9 The curtains part, revealing wonders The curtains part, revealing wonders A U.S. tour group on a first-ever visit to the North African country encounters a cache of ancient treasures in a difficult, captivating land. 10 Trailblazing trek on blazing Sahara trails Trailblazing trek on blazing Sahara trails With the thermometer climbing and explorers wilting, a Libyan desert trip is a combination of adventure and agony.