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My Own Walking Tour at the Kasbah in Tangier

I always thought that the likes of Paris or Venice were the world’s greatest destinations for avid tourists like me. But like other travelers who happen to evolve with time and finally find their nerves agreeing on visiting a relatively cheaper and distant destination, I found my solace in traveling

5 Things to do in Tangier

One day in summer, my feet brought me to the streets of Tangier – the city which has influenced the people on their taste in arts, culture, and cuisine from around the world. Tangier is a mix of everything – partly because of the invasions of the Spanish, Muslims, Portuguese,

Four Attractions Not to Miss in Meknes

Meknes is an ancient place in Morocco that most tourists would pass by, in favour of the nearby Fez. Most tourists who go here are day trippers from Fez. They combine their day trip to Meknes with Moulay Idriss and Volubilis, an ancient Roman city. And that’s exactly what I

The Roman Amphitheater After the Upgrade

It’s no surprise if there’s a Roman amphitheater in the middle of Alexandria. It’s a city which was conquered, ruled and heavily influenced by Rome. The ruins were discovered during the excavation to lay the foundations of a government building. In fact, right next to the ruins is a heavily-guarded military

Alexandria National Museum Was a Disappointment

Alexandria is an ancient city and as any tourist would expect, its National Museum should be filled with great things. But, I was disappointed. While the objects were labeled properly, the museum is dead. Like a necropolis. I think it has something to do with the kind of too much

Photos: Inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo

Going inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo is an experience worth doing. It might be hard for those who have fear of closed spaces but you’d never regret it. You’ll reach the bosom of the Pyramid in your own time and emerge victorious. For some people, there’s “nothing to see there” but

Photos: All the Moroccan Food I Ate in Morocco

Here’s all the Moroccan food I Ate in Morocco. Ok, well, some of the food, actually. I didn’t literally took a pic of all the dishes I gobbled down but only the few which I mostly like. Let me start with the food prepared by the mother of my Moroccan

Chefchaouen – Morocco’s Most Photogenic Blue City

I have no doubt that Chefchaouen is Morocco’s most photogenic blue city. There are no skyscrapers here but mountains and there are no flickering light bulbs at night but stars. The houses aren’t made of steel and glass windows but of adobe bathed in blue. If you are in Tangier, it’s

Medina in Fes Looks Eerie in the Morning

The moment I entered the medina in Fes, I was met with a lot of annoyances. A simple “thank you” with a smile didn’t work, so I ignored the scammers and hawkers. The first scammer told me that the hostel I’ve booked had already been closed a week ago. He

Bab Boujloud – The Gateway to the Medina in Fes

Anyone going to the the medina in Fes must pass through Bab Boujloud. This is a huge blue gate built in 1913. Its impressive, delicate arabesque and knot work ornaments never fail to attract attention to anyone visiting the city. The ornaments outside is blue. And green on the inside.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis

The Roman ruins of Volubilis is a testament that the area was once a progressive city that held power and might. The imposing pillars and arches show grandeur of Roman architectural style. The ruins are reminders that the Romans were there, settled, conquered it – and vanished. Today, the Roman

The Beauty of the Unfinished Hassan Tower

On the day we visited Hassan Tower in Rabat, we were not allowed to go farther beyond the gate. It was around Ramadan and the guard told us that it’s closed for the day because there was some kind of celebration inside. We managed to ask him permission to stay

Moulay Idriss is the Birthplace of Islam in Morocco

Moulay Idriss is the birthplace of Islam in Morocco. The town is named after Moulay Idriss I, the great grandson of Prophet Mohammed and who brought Islam to the country. He is, of course, the country’s most-revered Saint. Moulay Idriss is built on two verdant hills. As you can see,
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