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Mama Africa! – Gnawa Diffusion Music in Casablanca

Gnawa Diffusion concert with bands from Morcco, Senegal and Sudan

Gibraltar panorama

Hitchhiking the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco

This¬†summer some very pleasant circumstances kept me in Europe way longer than expected (and my mind away from writing). Anyway, after two good months in Spain and Portugal finally I reached the Strait of Gibraltar, 15 km stormy sea that separate me from my dream of hitchhiking through Africa. There are several ferries going from […]

Kurdish friendliness

The typical Kurd is more wide than tall, wears a sash around his belly and is super hospitable – especially to foreigners. The least he will do for you is to invite you to a glass of Chai. But most of the time you get invited to lunch, dinner or even to stay for a […]

Sale no mobarak! – How to celebrate the persian way…

  Here in Iran it’s now the end of the Nowruz (the Persian new year) holidays and it’s been two and a half weeks of celebrating, being invited to family meetings and lots of good food. The celebrations begin with Chaharshanbe Suri, the last Wednesday of the old year. On that evening fires are made […]