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Water and Hope in the Sahara…

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When Barbara Best met a nomadic goatherd in the Sahara desert, it was a moment of chance – there was nothing stage-managed about it. The Berber woman was simply asking for water, without hesitation Barbara’s husband handed out a bottle. Two women from different worlds, “She has a life I…

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The spirit of community in Morocco

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The question, "is it safe to visit Morocco?", is becoming timeworn and has already been debated. You would be better-served to ask, "what can I expect in Morocco?", if you've already concluded that you're visiting. If you are still having doubts (it is North Africa after all!) I would urge...
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The Berbers of North Africa

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Only as recently as the 2011 Constitution did the Moroccan Berbers see their ‘language’ (Tamazight, one of the Berber languages) recognised as official in Morocco alongside Arabic. There is also now a Royal Institute of Amazigh (Berber) Culture in Morocco, separate TV and radio channels dedicated to Berber-language productions, and,…

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That elusive Touareg tribe – a snapshot

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We’d like to debunk a few notions that we encounter about the peoples of the desert. Several articles on Morocco speak of veiled Touareg tribes leading guests across the sands. Sounds romantic and exotic but you won’t meet a Touareg guide (let alone tribe) on your travels in Morocco. At…

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‘Greeting and Eating’ – travel etiquette in Morocco

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From spending a lot of time with our extended Moroccan family I thought it about time I shared some insights in to social etiquette and general ‘to-dos’. You’ll probably find these are quite obvious but will set the scene for your first meeting with your local team or your first…

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A Day in the Life – meeting the Nomad

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Meet Lahcen Boulbreba, otherwise affectionately known as ‘Berbere’, and something of a local celebrity (everyone knows Boulbreba…). He is the closest example you may find of someone who’s lived out their years in the desert, and still lives in the desert today. His home is a ramshackle collection of tents…

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