Category: Africa

Why did I visit a Tanzanian Prison?

“Your passport”. We looked at each other – we didn’t know we were supposed to bring it. We left it in our bags back at the school, together with our phones and cameras. None of it was allowed on a visit to a prison in Tanzania. I was volunteering at…

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Meet my camel… Kammy!

For those of you who are thinking that I got a deal and swapped my boyfriend for a camel, the answer is no. Hahah But Kammy is very charming! Every time he gets up I fear I’m going to land on my face, so I have to lean…

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Camels on the road!!!!

As morning broke my sleepy eyes were greeted with a surprise as I looked out of our window, our Riad was located next to the massive wall of a mountain. When we arrived last night it was pitch black and we couldn’t see much beyond the Riad, so…

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Streets of Marrakech

In the dusty streets of Marrakech checking twice to cross the road isn’t enough. You even have to watch yourself on the side walks as motorbikes and donkey chariots move on to it to skip the traffic jam…

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Once upon a time, a Sultan…

Once upon a time, a Moroccan Sultan was murdered as he was planning an alliance against the Ottomans (the Turkish Empire). His son, Abdallah al-Ghalib, took over and was planning to eliminate his own brothers too, so they had to run away under protection of the Ottoman Empire, their…

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Marrakech – Jemaa El Fna

What a vibrant square, Jemaa El Fna! At day light there are a considerable amount of orange stalls to choose from, acrobatics, fortune tellers, henna painters, little monkeys, snake charmers, people walking trying to sell you glasses, mobile phones, paints, …; people who just wonder and people who just stare and…

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Souks, the Art of Bargaining

Michael grabs my arm to push me to the side. I turn around and the motorbike speeds so close to us, I could actually smell the sweat of the driver. The streets in the Souks couldn’t be any smaller and despite some signs forbidding the traffic of motorbikes…

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