Category Africa

Chefchaouen: Funky Blue Medina

With our broken Arabic and minimal French we snagged a petite taxi from Tangier to Chefchaouen. A 4 hour, very hilarious, very mountainous, very oh-my-god-we-might-just-die ride. The driver was cooky and fearless… to say the least. Nestled in the middle of the Rif Mountains this blue city stands out among its brown and green backdrop […]

Merzouga, Morocco: a noiseless oasis

Sitting quietly among 9 million miles of desert is surreal, tranquil and soothing. I could lay by the sandy pool overlooking dunes indefinitely. If you want a lazy escape as a traveler away from any artificial distractions this is it. An immeasurable space with a deafening silence. Our schedules were full: short searing walks – […]

Tangled up in Tangier…

You can get lost in Tangier very easily. Both in the physical sense and in the emotional. Streets wind in all directions. People and animals intertwine among the crowds. Colors, sounds and scents explode indifferently. An uncontrolled medley of mosaics and mosques, textiles and felines, leather and oranges. Orientating yourself can seem nearly impossible. This was our layover […]