Market time! Marrakesh has a very lively market, Jamaa el Fna (or Djema el-Fna) spread out over the same-named square, second most famous square in African after Cairo’s Tahrir Square. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so that should command some attention, right? Of course, the souks (or alleys) of the medina are full […]
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage indeed with a timeline of over 1,000 years. Pilgrims from all over Europe would come from far and near to visit the place where St. James (or Santiago) is buried: under the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain (Galicia, […]
On my recent trip to Morocco, I spent two overnights in Marrakesh on either end of my visit to the country. It certainly was not the right amount of time to spend there, especially given that I loved its architecture and would have enjoyed seeing more of it. However, it was a good amount of […]
Nothing like a beautiful sunset. And even better: one in California! So I will celebrate that with TWO, not one, of my favorite sunset pictures I took while visiting Santa Barbara!
One of the key stops along the Golden Circle in Iceland (a nice day trip from Reykjavik) is Þingvellir (or “Thingvellir”, as the first letter is a “th”-ish sound), in the Þingvellir National Park. It is a site of great importance both because of historic and geological reasons. It was here than in the 10th […]