A taste of Islam from Morocco to Spain: So Tasty, It's Moorish July 16th 2008 In late June and July I spent a week and a half travelling across Morocco and into Spain. I was gagging to get away from work and the usual pressures of daily life - fair enough, I had a few days in Tuscany in late June, but it was straight bacm into things on my return and I quickly forgot I had had a break - but this was 'the summer holiday' and a long-awaited chance to spend a full stretch of t ... read more
Africa » Morocco In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
Somewhat potty-mouthed journalist who documented her 'career gap year', in which she lived out a long-cherished dream to see the world (well, Japan, Australia, South America) here between November 2006 - September 2007, in these pages. Truer than ever to say that since coming home I've been working hard and have only had time for mini-backpacking experiences across Europe, though 2012 may involve some more exotic locales.
MA student of Latin American studies from Autumn 2012, hopefully focusing on my thesis regards the Bolivian secondhand clothing market.
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