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Posts Tagged ‘Morocco’

Photo of the Week: Generations of Tradition, Marrakech, Morocco

  • Ben P Jones (photo and text)
  • 30 May 2010

This photo was taken in one of the most traditional parts of the Marrakech, in the shadow of Bab el Khemis, one of the old town’s ancient gates. To me, it symbolizes not only Marrakech, but the experiences that can be had in Morocco. While travellers are unlikely to venture into this particular street unless accompanied by a local, it’s a familiar scene which can be found echoed throughout the city.

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Dodging the Football Frenzy and Tackling Alternative Sporting Events in Africa

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 22 May 2010

You’d have to be holed up in Ted Kaczynski’s cabin not to know that South Africa will be hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup next month. The Beautiful Game has a special place in all Africans’ hearts and is far and away the most popular sport played on the continent. But with football mania reaching fever pitch, it’s high time we had a look at some of the other sporting events on offer in Africa.

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Going Local in Marrakech, Morocco

  • Ben P Jones
  • 25 March 2010

My passion for Morocco came to me over 10 years ago during a trip in the south of the country. Since then I have been back many times, but the short visits ended one cold, wet, December in London when I received a call from a new contact asking me to take photos for him in Marrakech. Twelve hours, one mint tea and a drive through the city later, I decided to stay.

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Just How Wrong Can the New York Times BE about Travel?

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 25 January 2009

On 11 January 2009 the New York Times (NYT) published a piece entitled The 44 Places to Go in 2009. The introduction suggests that they are the new year’s ‘most compelling destinations’ and they’re presented in an order of preference ‘recommended’ by the NYT. My question: how could they be so wrong?

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