Zanzibar: The African Island

I had never seen a Maasai warrior dance until I came to Zanzibar. He was jumping up and down, like they do in their tradition, to a 50 Cent song, and he seemed to be enjoying himself. It wasn’t exactly what I imagined when I thought of a Maasai warrior, but since it’s the 21st […]

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Lessons from the Road

It’s not everyday that you meet a man with a camel…let alone a Gary Dourdan (circa “That’s the Way Love Goes”) look-a-like whose camels are named Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. But, in a tucked away passage of a sloping Moroccan medina, I met such a man. Younes the Berber enlightened me with a few […]

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The New Lagos

It’s no news that some of fastest growing economies of the past decade are in sub-Saharan Africa. With economic growth on the rise, my last visit to Lagos, Nigeria in November 2012 was very interesting. I heard that Lagos had become an entertaining, dining and overall ‘everyone likes to have a good time’ city. I […]

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The Red City of Morocco

I started day dreaming about Morocco earlier this year when I heard from multiple sources how charming and eclectic this North African country was. Marrakech is considered one of the most popular cities in Morocco, with two cities — the old medina, as the ancient walled Arab metropolis is called, and Guéliz, the name given to the […]

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