Morocco, FINALLY!

Originally posted on Destination NOW:
When we signed up for this Overseas Adventure Travel trip in August of 2019, the world was certainly a different place. Even 20 months after shutdown, Covid STILL has a significant impact on our daily lives. I will admit, we had some reservations about leaving home, even after being fully…

The Ardent Swarm Will Have Readers Buzzing

Originally posted on Check it out:
Yamen Manai’s The Ardent Swarm is an accessible yet elegant novel that wraps an immense amount of beauty and complexity into a small package. In addition to its quaint size (under 200 pages), what initially drew me to this book was its cover. As an avid gardener, I’ve always…

Libya’s forbidden deserts

Originally posted on vramonline:
Interesting documentary on Libya’s forbidden deserts presented by David Adams. He seeks to retrace the journey taken by the Roman empire into the edges of the Sahara desert assuming it to end at Lectis but onwards he goes onto Tripoli, a bustling capital city, Ghadames, Gabron, Garama and the Akakus mountains…

corridor with a view

Originally posted on well centred:
眺めの良い回廊 June 1926, AlgeriaThe Bay of Algiersdesign: Brouty These arches with a distinctive shape are above capitals – they look oriental. I wonder if the original location of this picture has roots from Roman or Islamic architecture… could be Phoenician influence? The history of Algiers is a fascinating and brutal…