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A hair-raising experience at the Berber's

An Ourika Valley day trip is the closest day trip destination from Marrakech, spread between the first foothills of the Atlas Mountains, but this beautiful lush green valley is definitely one of the best preserved valleys in all of Morocco. 415 more words

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Manya Krobo Ngmayem Festival 2016: Part I; Trekking up the mountain

The week before my mentor Katie arrived for her visit to my site, I discovered the local area would be observing their annual festival to celebrate the millet harvest and secure a blessing for the following year. 1,723 more words

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The Painting That Stood Out

I was wandering around the Courtauld Gallery, admiring all the artistic pieces placed in every wall of every room. As I traversed each floor, one of them immediately caught my eye. 370 more words


Marriage Dance

My smile was radiant. His was dazzling. It was my day. Our day. Our wedding day. Thirteen years ago, today, we tied the knot: a Chinese woman and a Caucasian man. 1,083 more words

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Lessons From Jordan: Community

Community is important. Even if you don’t really know what that is. Even if you’ve never experienced it. Community is having a big group of people, who might not even know who you are, and -here’s the kicker – care about what happens to you. 649 more words

Defence Against the Dark Arts in Benin

Some people may enquire about why I was visiting Benin anyway. Although I like to travel the world, surely Benin is a little off the beaten track, even for me?! 588 more words

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Exploring the Registan in Samarkand

The Registan Square is a real gem located in the very heart of the ancient city of Samarkand. It has gained its worldwide fame thanks to the great architectural ensemble that has become a monument of oriental architecture. 393 more words

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