To be truly alive, you have to have big goals. This has always been my life’s philosophy, leading me to one of my goals to run 7 marathons on 7 continents.Read More
Unlike the writer of “Eat, pray and love*”, this journey didn’t provide comfort, love or spiritual insight – at least not immediately. Before reaching paradise, it was necessary to cross a desert, both physically and metaphorically.Read More
Off the beaten path we go! Learn more about some unique Moroccan towns, which I discovered while living in the African kingdom for 4 months.Read More
Just like there are traces of Arab culture in southern Spain, there are the Spanish enclaves in Morocco. Learn more about Melilla and Ceuta through this educational photo essay!Read More
Few tourists venture out the typical itineraries, which include the Great Pyramids of Giza, Islamic Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Sharm El Sheikh. For this reason, today I introduce you to some of Egypt’s hidden gems!Read More
Africa. Just saying the name puts a massive smile on my face.
One of the reasons I love Africa so much is that the names of all the places I’ve been to there sound so phonetically pleasing…stick with me on this one folks. All the places I’ve spent time in either end in an ‘ooooh’ ‘aaaaaahhh’ or ‘eeeeeee’ which makes me smile just saying them; Kenya (ahhhhh) Nairobi (eeeeee) Kembu (oooooh) Uganda (you get the picture)… Leeds, the city I live in, just doesn’t have the same ring to it…sad face.
I’ve been to East Africa three times so far and hope to go back time and time again. Two of those visits were spent teaching English in local schools, in classrooms consisting of me, wooden desks and at least 40 amazing children…quite a challenge, but one I can’t wait to do again.Read More