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Chefchaouen, the Blue Pearl of Morocco

The first recommendation I’d give anyone that goes to Morocco is not to trust Moroccan ways to measure time. The bus ticket cashier at Rabat station told us the drive to Chefchaouen would only take two hours but, as my friends and I were already getting used to hearing that, we weren’t surprised that it was a six-hour trip. 581 more words


The Other Mauritius - Moka and Flacq

There were three or four roads that led out of the northern plains from here, all crossed a rough rocky plain that could hardly sustain cane fields, indeed in some places they never bothered and it was a dark scrubby dry woodland.  518 more words


Mountain Town Study

Just a quick study painting of a small town in the mountains of Colorado. I’m not sure which one this is, but it’s definitely somewhere between Granby and Winter Park, which are near each other. 239 more words


An Amsterdam Bridge

In the 1980s, on my first trip to Amsterdam, I was fascinated by the work of the Amsterdam School, in particular the bridges designed by Piet Kramer. 294 more words


We moved down to southern Brittany, in France for a few days. Right at the point where the Loire empties out into the sea. Le Cloisic is an old port, once exporting the salt to the rest of Europe. 55 more words