Category Archives: Travel

FEZ: jewel in the imperial crown of Morocco

To visit Morocco without seeing the historic capital of Fez is like eating a birthday cake without the icing. Fez is a gem. Some people might even say it is the jewel in the crown of the Kingdom of Morocco. The city was … Continue reading

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FREE-FOR-ALL FISHING IS A WAR ON FISH

In 326 BCE, a Greek officer, passing the arid Makran coast of Baluchistan during the retreat of Alexander the Great, noted the area was inhabited by peoples he called Ichthyophagi – Fish-Eaters. Subsequent centuries of fishing has so depleted fish stocks … Continue reading

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DESERT MUSINGS

I’ve never been captivated by the desert like so many British explorers. Notably Wilfred Thesiger, author of Arabian Sands, an account of his crossing of the great Empty Quarter, one of the last unmapped regions on earth. Or the Frenchman Rene Caille, the … Continue reading

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