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You Have to Have Big Goals

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.
Essaouira's walled city from the fish market (Primeroz, Flickr)

Unique Moroccan towns: An insider weighs in

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.
Spanish exclaves in Morocco, Ceuta sunset

Spanish Exclaves in Morocco: Melilla and Ceuta

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!

Egypt’s Hidden Gems: Roads less traveled

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!

From Teaching in Uganda, to Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar – by an Africa Addict!

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.

Three Ways to Get Culturally Immersed in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal, is an interesting hub of contrasts, perched on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at the westernmost point in northern Africa. It’s modern by African standards, but in many aspects still decidedly third-world. It’s got upscale hotels flanked by streets lined with debris and trash. On the roads, there are Maseratis cruising alongside horse-drawn wagons. This mix of modernity and poverty makes for a worthwhile experience for the traveler who’s longing for a taste of culture outside the Western world, while still having some available creature comforts. Here are three ways to get a true taste of Senegalese life during a Dakar visit.
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