Tarrafal I dedicate this text to the memory of all those who suffered in Tarrafal. In the north of the Cape Verde island of Santiago, about 60 km from the beach, the Tarrafal is found. It is an arid zone that reaches the sea and where we find the best white sand beach on the island. Not far from . . .
Santiago Santiago is one of the ten islands that comprise the archipelago of Cape Verde (together with the islanders). It is located in the Atlantic Ocean, near the African coast, almost 1000 km away from Senegal. The island of Santiago is part of a group called Sotavento (to where the wind goes), . . .
One month in Morocco My first time in Morocco happened in 2000 and, since that occasion, I have visited it again several times. I hope to go there many more. I love having the chance to get to know new places where I've never been before, but also being back to those that got me enthralled. The . . .
The Jemaa el-Fna square is one of the most exciting places that I have ever visited. It is the heart of Marrakesh’s medina and one of Africa’s most famous square. (In order to get know more about this city, I do recommend reading the previous article). The square was elected, by UNESCO, as an . . .
Marrakesh gave the name to the country of Morocco. The biggest mountain range of the African continent can be found in the north section of the Atlas. It’s one of the most symbolic capitals of the Old Moroccan Empire. Fernando Pessoa depicted the first impression he had of the city: “At first, . . .
The Sahara desert is the world’s second biggest, with an extension of 9 million km2. It’s the largest of all the hot deserts. It’s located in the north of Africa and its extension is just a bit shorter than Europe. It covers some countries such as Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, . . .
Medina in Arabic means city. Any person who visits Morocco (or reads about the country) is going to listen to and read this word a lot and will, for sure, walk through its streets. It’s any given city’s historical center, as well as the most interesting area. Thus, it’s important to get familiar . . .
The ksar of Ait Benhaddou is one of the most gorgeous among the many that exist in Morocco. A ksar is a fortified village which fulfilled a protecting role for a given community. It a conglomerate of adobe buildings (made of clay, manure and straw) encircled by high defensives walls. The one of Ait . . .
The city of Chefchaouen is located in the north of Morocco, entangled between the Rif Mountains. The local people name it Chaouen, a word which comes from the expression “ech-Chaoua”. The meaning is “The Horns”, given that the city is located between two mountains. It displays an enchanting . . .
The city of Tangier is located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, right next to the Strait of Gibraltar. Given its location on the top of the country, it is known as Africa’s gateway. It’s a mishmash of Moroccan, European and African cultures, being one of the most multicultural cities in Morocco. It has . . .