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 forcedContinue 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 isContinue reading “Into the Desert”

Moroccan Desert Roadtrip

Ever since visiting Morocco last┬áJanuary, 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 overContinue reading “Moroccan Desert Roadtrip”