africa, where the colors don’t fade

  You know how they say you leave your heart in Africa? How this wildly contrasting place gets to you and you keep revisiting your steps, toying with the idea of going back? How you find yourself looking around your home afterwards and wondering how people take so many things for granted, forgetting to enjoy …

going on an adventure

  In the immortal words of Bilbo, I’m going on an adventure! Destination — Africa ๐Ÿ™‚ Actually, by the time you’re reading this, I would have already left. This means there won’t be any posts for the next couple of weeks as I just didn’t have enough time to upload & schedule anything. But I’m …

happy life without the technology

You know, sometimes I can’t shake the feeling that despite all of the advances and benefits technology has brought into our lives, we had it better before… or some still do in places such as the one below where people’s lives are not over-reliant on it like ours are, where emails don’t buzz every couple …

city on the hill

Ait-Ben-Haddou is a famous fortress in the heart of Morocco, not too far from Marrakech. Now inhabited by no more than a few families (and hoards of tourists), this fortified city used to be a booming center back in the day. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site where a whole bunch of movies have …

winding roads

  On the way to the Sahara, we spent the night in the impressive Dadรจs Gorge, located somewhere in the Atlas mountains. Believe it or not, the gorge is actually one of the more popular things to see in Morocco and the winding road is definitely an interesting sight, especially when you start seeing the …

atlas (un)shrugged

The Atlas mountains in Morocco are this vast, parched, seemingly impenetrable wall that stands between any avid traveler looking to reach the Sahara desert from the coastal areas. It’s a long and winding journey that takes you up and down through alternating deep valleys, high snow-capped peaks, and small Berber villages, revealing some unexpected beauty …

jemaa el fna

Stepping into the main square of Marrakech late at night (especially if this is your first touch with Moroccan culture, like mine was) is an experience that is very hard to forget. Literally thousands of people, tourists and locals alike, swarm the ancient square around dusk, looking for a meal, a drink, entertainment, good company, …