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Into the Sandstorm


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Into the Sandstorm

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | Views [807]

It was still raining the next morning. The blue and white town piled into the fog-blackened mountains, and reminded me of a Himalayan hill station. I walked to the square and ordered breakfast from a hilariously inaccurate menu that offered, ... Read more >

Tags: atlas, islamic world, maghreb, meknes, morocco, rabat

The Stronghold in the Rif

Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 | Views [692]

I was woken at dawn, by the eerie sound of discordant muezzins calling to prayer. When I left it was pouring with rain. The alleys of Tangier were rivers, waterfalls. I managed to find my way out of the labyrinthine Medina to the 'ville ... Read more >

Tags: chaouen, chefhaouen, maghreb, morocco, rif, walter harris

Across al-Madiq

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 | Views [410]

I sat crammed in the back of an ancient Mercedes, listening to the guttural radio and the rain drumming heavily on the roof. How often, on childhood holidays, had I stood on Andaluz beaches and gazed at the lights just visible across the sea, wondering ... Read more >

Tags: ibn battuta, madiq jab al-tariq, morocco, old american legation, strait of gibraltar, tanger, tangier



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