Southern Spain Day-Trips

Fresh from Morocco (Begin the journey here), we had three days to enjoy the warm, ever sunny coast of Southern Spain. We are staying at Aunt Katka's place in Marbella, so our obvious starting point is right out the front door. Marbella is a bit of a plastic town, recently developed to accommodate the boom… Continue reading Southern Spain Day-Trips

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African Music and Ancient Graves

If you are just joining now, welcome! You can read from the beginning here. Long ago, the Kings of Sub-Saharan Africa ruled over modern-day Ghana and Benin. Men from the North would come, and they would purchase these Sub-Saharan Africans and take them back through the Sahara. These slaves, known as the Gnaoua were forced… Continue reading African Music and Ancient Graves

Into the Desert

Just joining now? Begin the journey here! Orange dunes roll like a never-ending ocean of sand. We have woken on the border of Erg Chebbi, a great sea of Ochre on the Algerian border were dust rules and camels graze on whatever can be found. Yet even in this arid and unforgiving landscape, there is… Continue reading Into the Desert

Moroccan Desert Roadtrip

Ever since visiting Morocco last January, I have thirsted to be back in Africa among the hectic dusty streets and crowded bazaars of this beautiful country. The colors, tastes, smells, and people made an everlasting impression on me in my first journey, one that stuck with me and built a craving to return. A little over… Continue reading Moroccan Desert Roadtrip

Walking with Monsters in Sofia

Fat snow fell as the bus from Skopje pulled into Sofia Station. The sun had long been down, and even though it was only 21:00, it felt as though the station had been asleep for a long while. I disembark, and immediately notice how much colder Sofia is than Skopje. The buildings are grey, designed… Continue reading Walking with Monsters in Sofia