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...

between a café and a café, there is another café

A dear Moroccan friend recently responded to my love of lattes and my Moroccan quest for a café with a common Moroccan expression that...

election fever in iraqi kurdistan

The legislative elections in Iraq will take place on April 30, and throughout the entirety of the country, 328 seats are up for grabs....

tunisia, testour, and tolerance

The recent events in Tunisia remind me of visiting the North African nation during Ramadan 2009.  Nestled among the Roman ruins, Star Wars sets,...

the history of writing at the slemani museum

Located in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in northeastern Iraq is the Slemani Museum, established in 1961. It is the second largest museum in Iraq...

saudi arabia to build the worlds largest tower in jeddah, twice as tall as...

Move over Dubai and Burj Khalifa – your height is soon to be surpassed.  It was announced yesterday that Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding Co....

the machko teashop in erbil, iraqi kurdistan

Just because a place is called a teashop doesn't mean that they don't serve coffee as well. Such is the case for the Machko...

the thermal baths and the legend of hammam meskhoutine

Algeria’s Hammam Meskhoutine or, "the bath of the damned," is located fifteen kilometers from the city of Guelma in the northeastern part of...

in algeria, the ruins of madaura in the roman province of numidia

In Algeria's northeast not far from the city of M'Daourouch can be found the Roman town of Madauros , a first century town in...

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