Africa

Last flight out of Marrakech.

Lisbon, Portugal In March of 2020, while we were working our way through Portugal and Morocco, a global pandemic was working its way through China, Korea, Europe, and even the United States. The coronavirus—or “COVID-19” as everyone calls it except ...
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Morocco’s Atlas Mountains aren’t the world’s tallest, but at least they’re not more desert.

Look at that crazy mountain shit, bro. On a continent where deserts like the Kalahar, Namib, and Sahara routinely scorch roughly one-fourth of its total land, Africa’s Atlas Mountains —with their higher altitudes and cooler temperatures—are a welcome respite from ...
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The Sahara Desert is hot, dry, and sandy AF.

Of all the inhospitable and unwelcoming places to live on Earth, few are more hostile to human existence than the Sahara Desert. Cleveland, obviously, yes, of course, but that’s because perpetually disappointed and drunk Browns’ fans are allowed to freely ...
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Chefchaouen Morocco is called the “Blue City” because people have eyes.

Chefchaouen is blue. After flying from Porto Portugal to Tangier Morocco, we were driven 70 miles south to Chefchaouen Morocco (pronounced Shaf-shāwan). The hour-and-a-half trip flew by as we peppered our driver, Hamid, with a barrage of questions about Morocco’s ...
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Tangier, Morocco is close to Europe, but don’t hold that against the place.

The international port city of Tangier, Morocco lies a mere nine miles from Spain’s southern border, just across the Strait of Gibraltar. It’s basically the front door to Africa and has long been the shortest and most direct route for ...
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Egypt, Africa: The world’s most ancient civilization (and it has the dust to prove it).

Despite what the media proclaimed, Wael Ghonim (the marketing guy from Google) didn’t start the February 2011 revolution in Egypt. The “Arab Spring” wasn’t started by Twitter, either. Or by Facebook. No, it was started by something bad. Something so ...
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