have you ever been to egypt?

This week's events in Egypt were truly historic, and brought to life in real time the expression "the revolution will be televised."  Now that...

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...

meeting judge zakia hakki in iraq

As I was in Erbil airport waiting for my passport to be checked to leave the country, I overheard a woman speaking to a...

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...

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...

chefchaouen: is this morocco or greece?

One of Morocco's many unique locations is the city of Chefchaouen. When you first encounter this city, despite it being landlocked, you can easily...

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...

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...

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....

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