2010-05-15I did not really know what to visit, when I arrived in Gafsa. I had no map and there was no tourist office in town. I had read in my travel guide that Gafsa was famous for handmade rugs, but that there was nothing else to see in this small town in the … Continue Reading ››
Aleppo is a cultural patchwork. Muslims and Christians, Armenians and Assyrians, Arabs and foreigners coexist there in peace. You can meet a cart pulled by a donkey and then a luxury car within a few meters. The modern and the traditional are face to face in this extraordinary city.
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2009-08-20I visited downtown Bamako on Sunday. The market was amazing! It was crowded, colorful and loud. Just what I like! It was even more interesting than the markets in Syria and Turkey. You can find everything there: meat, wooden articrafts, gold, a mix of … Continue Reading ››
2010-10-07"Malboro, Malboro!" The man produces a pack of cigarettes from his pocket. The type imported from China that can cause a cancer 10 times worse than the normal cigarettes but they are far cheaper than the ones you get legally in western Europe. The smell of urine, sweat and spices stings in my nose … Continue Reading ››