By Sam McManus “Patience Iago, patience!” My friend Gurbinder (Binder) was role-playing scenes between the Jafar the evil vizier and his talking parrot Iago from the Disney cartoon Aladdin. These had instigated such a fit of laugher in me that I could barely walk. The fact that we were at that moment trekking across the wilds of […]
Africa is so big and has so many cultures, it defies description. One can only safely talk about the individual nations, who themselves are divided up from ancient tribes.
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Nose Jobs, Temples, and Egyptian Treasures on the Red Sea By Nick Parkins The Red Sea has always conjured up magical visions for the aspiring tourist. In years past most visitors were attracted by the monuments and antiquities of the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt. More recently the trend has changed to accommodate diving enthusiasts who […]
Keeping the Faith: The Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition (MERC) Father-Mother Earth, We pray thee at sunrise and sunset, that you may not abandon your sacred duty of sustaining our lives. The water that quenches our thirst, the air that we breathe, the trees that provide shade, and the animals that give us company, all make […]
Morocco: Rockin’ the Kasbah Exploring the history and Hollywood connections of the Aït-Ben-Haddou Kasbah By Kirsten Smith A local man poses for a shot. I met my guide Mouad after stiffly crawling out of the rear section of the minivan I’d been careening through the High Atlas Mountains in for the better part of five […]
Meet Me in Atlantis: An author’s obsessive pursuit of the fabled lost city By Nancy Famolari People have been fascinated by Plato’s descriptions of Atlantis in the Timeas and the Critias since they were written. The descriptions are tantalizing because Plato in the Critias gives a very explicit placement for the sunken island, including measurements […]
Nightlife in Harar, Ethiopia: Watching the Hyenas By Justin Dupee In life, as in travel we are sometimes given a brief glimpse of things to come, our futures spelled out in foreshadowing. A missing bag at the airport can signal the beginning of a trip full of mishaps. Securing the last room at a much […]
The Sidi Driss Hotel lets Travelers Walk the Jedi Path By Kim Toolson Cool, gloomy and unearthly quiet, the cave I entered hardly fit my notion of a hotel lobby. It seemed more like a setting for “Star Wars,” which is exactly what it was when George Lucas used this underground labyrinth of vaulted rooms […]
Crossing Africa on a Motorcycle By Andy Christian Castillo On the back of a Yamaha XT660, Spencer Conway traveled over 37,000 miles and circumnavigated the continent of Africa. His trip took him through deserts, jungles, and savannah. He endured grueling environmental conditions, was shot at by armed bandits in Kenya, and stoned by angry […]