5 Essaouira Music Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

5 Essaouira Music Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

If there’s any city obsessed with music festivals, it’s Essaouira – there’s one for every season! It’s a bit difficult to pick just one, so here are our picks for five Essaouira music festivals you don’t want to miss. 5. Les Alizes Les Alizes is a  spring Classical musical festival...

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Photo of the Week: Locals in Johannesburg

Photo of the Week: Locals in Johannesburg

Our pick for Photo of the Week this week is one that makes us smile! This shot of some grinning faces in Johannesburg is a perfect example of why we love locals in their cities. The little guy at the front connecting with the camera is an especially fun element...

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Advice from a Local: Is it Safe to Travel to Cairo?

Advice from a Local: Is it Safe to Travel to Cairo?

As people who keep up to date with travel, we’re sure that you’ve heard all kinds of things about Egypt over the last few years. Sometimes when things seem a bit turbulent in a certain destination, it’s very difficult to figure out if it’s all true, or all hype. Cairo...

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Traveller Stories: Susan in Morocco

Traveller Stories: Susan in Morocco

When Susan H. was travelling alone through Morocco in 2002, she encountered some surprising and heart-warming local hospitality. Here’s her story: “I travelled from Malaga, Spain by boat to Melila, Morocco. Upon arriving in Melila I took a bus to the small town of Nador in Morocco in order to take the...

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Photo of the Week: A Corner of Life in Marrakech

Photo of the Week: A Corner of Life in Marrakech

This photo, taken by our local guy, Kris, is a despondent scene, blurry in parts, and not your average picture of Marrakech. However, we think that’s exactly why it deserves to be this week’s Photo of the Week. It’s honest and real, and the depth of colour makes you feel...

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It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Kenya’s Tusker

It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Kenya’s Tusker

It’s more than a beer – it’s a national emblem. It’s more than a drink – it’s an African experience encompassed. First brewed in Kenya under British Colonial rule in 1922 by Kenya Breweries (now East African Breweries), the company’s first lager was baptised ‘Tusker’ at the brewers’ first annual...

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