Posts Tagged: Travel

A Journey Through Southern Morocco

You know what they say: a  journey of a thousand miles begins with a selfie   The penultimate destination on my #30BecomesHerTour may have been the Sahara, but the journey to the arid desert itself was the stuff of which imaginatively

A Journey Through Southern Morocco

You know what they say: a  journey of a thousand miles begins with a selfie   The penultimate destination on my #30BecomesHerTour may have been the Sahara, but the journey to the arid desert itself was the stuff of which imaginatively

Blue Dunes: Sailing the Sahara

They did not strike me as melancholic, the camels. Perhaps aloof, withdrawn, displaying deep lassitude even as they masticated, ceaselessly, their cud. But not melancholic. Before one can wake up to the Sahara, one must first arrive: we did so by camel, Farida and I. Dropped off at the shore of the dunes by our driver Abou, we were met by our camel guide, Hamou, a laconic boy of malt-coloured skin who appeared far too young to be so at home in the wilderness. He was ostensibly as emotionally removed from the wonder as the new humped friends with whom he greeted us.

Blue Dunes: Sailing the Sahara

They did not strike me as melancholic, the camels. Perhaps aloof, withdrawn, displaying deep lassitude even as they masticated, ceaselessly, their cud. But not melancholic. Before one can wake up to the Sahara, one must first arrive: we did so by camel, Farida and I. Dropped off at the shore of the dunes by our driver Abou, we were met by our camel guide, Hamou, a laconic boy of malt-coloured skin who appeared far too young to be so at home in the wilderness. He was ostensibly as emotionally removed from the wonder as the new humped friends with whom he greeted us.

Quintessence of Dust: Waking Up to The Sahara

A morning walk along a high crescent of the Erg Chebbi dunes “…the beauty of the world…and yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” famously queried the Danish prince in the throes of the existential crisis of existential crises.

Quintessence of Dust: Waking Up to The Sahara

A morning walk along a high crescent of the Erg Chebbi dunes “…the beauty of the world…and yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust?” famously queried the Danish prince in the throes of the existential crisis of existential crises.

Le Nozze

Buongiorno from breathtaking Taormina, Sicilia! I have been away from blogging for a time, and will be for a while longer for with sunrises such as that which I am witnessing as I type, I am afraid this clavier shall

Le Nozze

Buongiorno from breathtaking Taormina, Sicilia! I have been away from blogging for a time, and will be for a while longer for with sunrises such as that which I am witnessing as I type, I am afraid this clavier shall

Paradise is not Pristine

The Rosario Islands at dawn as seen from a casita balcony in Baru, Colombia “Paradise is not pristine…” So I scribbled in my journal as the bellicose rays of the unforgiving Colombian sun battered my bare back, exposed through my “paradise”-coloured

Paradise is not Pristine

The Rosario Islands at dawn as seen from a casita balcony in Baru, Colombia “Paradise is not pristine…” So I scribbled in my journal as the bellicose rays of the unforgiving Colombian sun battered my bare back, exposed through my “paradise”-coloured

The Plight of the Culturally Impoverished

The purpose of this blog is to celebrate creativity, fashion, the arts and beauty. I have , however, woken up this morning with the bitter taste of bile in my throat. I am bit sickened by what happened yesterday in

The Plight of the Culturally Impoverished

The purpose of this blog is to celebrate creativity, fashion, the arts and beauty. I have , however, woken up this morning with the bitter taste of bile in my throat. I am bit sickened by what happened yesterday in

La Grande Bellezza

Paulo Sorrentino’s 2013 film, La Grande Bellezza is just that: a great beauty. The Oscar-winning film, which depicts the Prufrock-like life of 65 year-old literary artist, Jep Gambardella (played masterfully by  Toni Servillo), is pensive paean to the city in which it

La Grande Bellezza

Paulo Sorrentino’s 2013 film, La Grande Bellezza is just that: a great beauty. The Oscar-winning film, which depicts the Prufrock-like life of 65 year-old literary artist, Jep Gambardella (played masterfully by  Toni Servillo), is pensive paean to the city in which it

McQueendom

At the top of Cartagena’s Castillo San Felipe de Barajas the breeze and the view will take your mind off the scorching sun, if only for a moment   Second day in Cartagena, easy whites again to beat the heat.

McQueendom

At the top of Cartagena’s Castillo San Felipe de Barajas the breeze and the view will take your mind off the scorching sun, if only for a moment   Second day in Cartagena, easy whites again to beat the heat.

Fringe Benefit

      Departing for Baru from Bocagrande, Cartagena Bocagrande in our wake Clear blue skies and wind in the fringe The perks of being a planner = a night in Baru, Colombia at the beautiful Casa San Agustin. This

Fringe Benefit

      Departing for Baru from Bocagrande, Cartagena Bocagrande in our wake Clear blue skies and wind in the fringe The perks of being a planner = a night in Baru, Colombia at the beautiful Casa San Agustin. This

The Heights of Machu Picchu

Down through the blurred splendor, down through the night of stone, let me plunge my hand and let the ancient heart of the forgotten throb within me like a bird imprisoned for a thousand years! Today let me not forget

The Heights of Machu Picchu

Down through the blurred splendor, down through the night of stone, let me plunge my hand and let the ancient heart of the forgotten throb within me like a bird imprisoned for a thousand years! Today let me not forget