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Episode 46: Real Wakanda

By BETH J. HARPAZMarch 21, 2018
Lupita Nyong'o, a cast member in "Black Panther," poses at the premiere of the film Jan. 29, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Lupita Nyong'o, a cast member in "Black Panther," poses at the premiere of the film Jan. 29, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Fans of the blockbuster movie “Black Panther” who long to visit Wakanda will find real cities, landscapes, culture, clothing and history all over Africa that will remind them of the fictional high-tech kingdom depicted in the film.

In this episode of the AP Travel podcast “Get Outta Here,” hosted by Associated Press travel editor Beth Harpaz, we’ll hear from AP’s Africa editor Andrew Meldrum about destinations on the continent that offer glimpses of the world depicted in “Black Panther.”

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New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

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