the city of fes, morocco

Fes is the medieval capital of Morocco, and represents a learned and glorious period in Islamic civilization. Fes has the best-preserved old city in...

palmyra, syria, part one: an ancient site under threat

This blog has been in existence for more than four years and during that time I have been able to chronicle my exploration of...

dubai’s burj khalifa: the world’s tallest structure [video]

In this video blog, JT reports from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, atop the supertall skyscraper Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest structure in the world...

the city of meknès and the bab mansour el-aleuj gate

On the road from Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco, I traveled a few hours by minibus to the town of Meknès. Located between...

the algerian pavilion [le pavillon algérien] at expo 2017 in astana, kazakhstan

For my friends in Algeria, this is the Algerian pavilion at Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Pour mes amis en Algérie, c'est le pavillon...

the ruins of tipasa: algeria’s ancient punic trading post

With the blue Mediterranean in the background, the impressive ruins of Tipasa, an ancient Punic trading-post conquered by Rome and turned into a strategic...

vlog on november 1: national [revolution] day in algeria

With fireworks flaring and cannons firing, I was privileged to be in Algiers on November 1st, National or Revolution Day in Algeria. According to...

the 11th century ghost town of tamacine, algeria [video]

The original 11th century village of Tamacine was destroyed in a flood in 1988. While there is a new village nearby, this...

palmyra, syria, part two: a magnificent unesco site

As part of a tour of Syria I embarked on in 2008 that included Aleppo, Damascus, and the Krak des Chevaliers Crusader castle, the...

the roman city of volubilis

Located near Meknès between the cities of Fez and Rabat lies an impressive UNESCO-listed site - the Roman city of Volubilis. The city was...

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