Africa

Arriving In Essaouira at Night and Being Clueless

December 28, 2011 Jack 0

“BACK OFF PAL,” my voice reverted to a guttural west of Scotland accent as thick as a treacle scone as I did what everyone advised me not to do. I lost my temper. In fairness I felt I had good cause. A hand had grabbed my shoulder from behind… […]

Essaouira

Guide to the Moroccan town of Essaouira, the Port of Timbuktu

October 24, 2011 Jack 0

Essaouira in Morocco is a curious place; part working port, part holiday resort and part historical monument with a fusion of colonial European, Arabic and African influences that makes it feel like somewhat of a crossroads between different worlds…which in many ways is exactly what it was. […]

Marrakech

First Impressions of the Red City of Marrakech in Photos

October 1, 2011 Jack 2

A wacky races of mopeds and bicycles weave around pedestrians in narrow alleys. The trick to negotiating them is not to move out of the way of the traffic; let the bikes do all the work. In some ways these are more interesting than the trinket and treasure laden souks […]