The current political narrative of Jews and Arab Muslims dates back only 100 years. There is an older story, a richly complex and more peaceful one begging to be told. Sitting in the shadows of today’s narrative of animosity and hatred is a story of a thriving co-existence between Jews and Arabs. This is Morocco’s Jewish history. Jewish life in Morocco is over 2000 years … Continue reading A story of co-existence. The Jewish history of Islamic Morocco.
The Camino del Norte is the northern route of the Camino de Santiago. Beginning in Irun, a small town on the Spanish/French border in the Basque country, it continues all the way through to Finisterra, the end of the world on Spain’s western coast. In total 800km of stunning coastlines, endless mountains, bright fields of wildflowers and quaint villages that coalesce into an unforgettable pilgrim experience. Herewith, … Continue reading Landscapes of the Camino del Norte: Gallery One
Capturing and conveying the complex and diverse world of stories around us is no mean feat. Photojournalism is one medium that does this exceptionally well and at this, the annual World Press Photo exhibition presents the absolute best. The World Press Photo of the Year for 2015 is of Jon and Alex, a gay couple sharing an intimate moment in St Petersburg Russia. It is … Continue reading What a world we live in. World Press Photo 2015
Chefchaouen, a small town in the northern central part of Morocco awakens every sensory cell in the human body. Walking through the narrow, blue stained streets and corridors of this city is like entering the world through the bottle of a genie. A place where merchants, gypsies, spice wielders, silversmiths and vagabonds still swap, swindle, stir and sell in its squares. It is a powerful place, full of … Continue reading Chefchaouen, Morocco. A land for genies.