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Algiers, Algeria — The Bolthole... a writer's scrapbook of "place."

Day Six’s entry into The Bolthole is here!

View from one bedroom apartment in the Belcourt quarter of Algiers. The 300 ft. tall Monument of the Martyrs (commemorating the Algerian War of Independence) can be seen in the distance.

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Writing

Algiers, Algeria

View from one bedroom apartment in the Belcourt quarter of Algiers. The 300 ft. tall Monument of the Martyrs (commemorating the Algerian War of Independence) can be seen in the distance. 14 more words

Inspiration

A Brief Homage to Paul Bowles

“I’ve always wanted to get as far as possible from the place where I was born. Far both geographically and spiritually. To leave it behind … I feel that life is very short and the world is there to see and one should know as much about it as possible. 855 more words

Peace Corps

The Fog of War: Part II

Top image credit: nbcnews.com

Benghazi is doomed, much like Iraq and Vietnam, to live in history not as a place but as an act of violence.

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Middle East

The Forgotten European Slaves of Barbary North Africa and Ottoman Turkey

http://www.renegadetribune.com/forgotten-european-slaves-barbary-north-africa-ottoman-turkey/

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans were captured by Barbary pirates and sold as slaves in North Africa and the Ottoman Empire between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Racialism

Best cities to visit in #Morocco

1. Marrakesh

The most popular destination in Morocco is situated at the foot of the Atlas Mountains: the imperial city of Marrakech. Rich in history and a popular tourist destination, there is a lot to see and do. 414 more words

North Africa

Hardware alley

My motive was to not look lost. I fingered the plastic washer in my pocket as I turned down “hardware alley”, a street lined almost exclusively with hardware stores. 505 more words

North Africa