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Fes: Lost in the Medina (Part 3 – exploration)

Fes: Lost in the Medina (Part 3 – exploration)

  This blog is a continuation of last week’s blog. Haven’t read the first bit? Catch it here! The second bit is here! Having spent a couple of hours investigating the tannery, we changed direction and headed deeper into the walled…

Fes: Lost in the Medina (Part 2 – Tannery)

Fes: Lost in the Medina (Part 2 – Tannery)

      This blog is a continuation of last week’s blog. Haven’t read the first bit? Catch it here!   The next morning, we enjoyed the first of many delicious Moroccan breakfasts in the courtyard as we planned the…

Fes: Lost in the Medina (Part 1 – Arrivals)

Fes: Lost in the Medina (Part 1 – Arrivals)

We arrived in Fes on our second day of driving around Morocco. The first day took us from the capital, Rabat, via the northern Port of Tangiers on the Mediterranean coast and south to the Blue City of Chefchaouen (you…

Essaouira – In Search of a Dream.

Essaouira – In Search of a Dream.

We expected a lot out of Morocco. The weight of expectation has built, for me, for over 20 years from the first time I imagined wandering through a crowded medina in Marrakesh. It has been so long since I began…

Investigating the Ivy League

Investigating the Ivy League

One reason (read: excuse) for the pathetic lack of consistency in my upkeep of this little blog project over the past year or so has been my other (or more aptly, actual) job. I spend much of my time pretending…

View from a Room/ Welcome to Hanoi

View from a Room/ Welcome to Hanoi

In the corner of the room, close to the window was an armchair. It was black, adorned with metal end-caps on the armrests, and a large pillow decorated with gold embroidery which was slightly too large to be useful. I…

Extra Cut! Huge Luge in Rotorua

Extra Cut! Huge Luge in Rotorua

Rotorua is known for its volcanic activity. It’s also become renowned for the quality mountain biking available right in the city. I don’t ride a mountain bike, so we tried the luge instead!

New York is just a city?

New York is just a city?

New York City. It’s long been a holy grail for travelers. One might say it is the default capital of the world, but I’ve always harboured a suspicion that New York City is nothing more than – a city. Sure,…

Blowing through windy Wellington

Blowing through windy Wellington

New Zealand is a unique place, and when it comes to the nation’s capital – Wellington – that is true in fantastic style! One of the wettest, windiest places on the planet, New Zealand’s capital city lies nestled in the…

Thailand – Floating Markets

Thailand – Floating Markets

I’ve heard of Thailand’s floating markets many times, and my mind had conjured images of a sprawling flotilla of water-borne stalls, loosely connected to create a labyrinth of alleyways where long tail boats jostle for space, rocking to the ebb…

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