Category: Middle East & North Africa

Giza, Egypt
[ 2 ] November 17, 2011 |

Giza, Egypt

We arrived in Cairo, Egypt on the heels of the Arab Spring – the Revolution officially occurred on February 11 when after weeks of protests the regime of President Mubarak fell. Mubarak stepped down, the constitution was suspended and both houses of parliament were dissolved.  In the intermediate before an entirely new government is established, […]

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Marrakech, Morocco
[ 5 ] November 1, 2011 |

Marrakech, Morocco

As we boarded our RyanAir flight from Seville to Marrakech it finally dawned on Al and me that were about to go to entirely new continent.  With Morocco only a few kilometers away from the Spain on its southern boarder we almost forgot that we were leaving Europe for the first time in six months […]

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Fez, Morocco
[ 0 ] October 31, 2011 |

Fez, Morocco

As I write this we’re on a train somewhere between Marrakech and Fez. Over this 7-hour journey we’ve made a friend. A few stops into the trek a Moroccan man joined us in our cabin. His self-given English name is Danny- I have no idea how to spell his Arabic name. Within the typical polite […]

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Istanbul, Turkey
[ 3 ] July 14, 2011 |

Istanbul, Turkey

With an unofficial population of 16 million residents, Istanbul is Europe’s largest city topping London by nearly 4 million residents.  It was once known as Byzantium during its pagan days, then Constantinople as it emerged as the capitol of the Roman Empire, and finally Istanbul during the formation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.  […]

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Istanbul, Turkey
[ 2 ] July 9, 2011 |

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey is unforgettable. We arrived on the 4th of July to this city situated in both Europe and Asia along the Bosphorus River. It’s a magnificent city of 16 million people with a history of over 5000 years. Because it was our national holiday I was determined to celebrate somehow. I satisfied my 4th […]

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