Tétouan, Morocco

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The result of 800 years of migrations from north Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, Tétouan in northern Morocco was Leroy’s pick for today’s virtual trip. Off the main tourist route, the distinctive whitewashed buildings spill down the foothills of the Rif Mountains towards the Mediterranean, not quite reaching the sea. Cypresses and cork trees, along […]

Background reading: Africa

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  If you’re heading to Africa, here’s a handy list of background reading: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho “This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the […]

Madagascar

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‘If life gives you lemurs don’t try to make lemurade. Lemurs are surprisingly powerful for their size, and can become aggressive’, tweeted Paul Bassett Davies. Did he somehow know that we were heading to Madagascar today? Either that, or he’s tracking the movements of the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who’s just been here. A […]