Out of the Desert

05.10 Woken up at 6:30 am, the sunrise time. It’s so strange to see everything lighting up after that absolute darkness of the night. The camels still grumbling, but now I can see their contours, and the hills, and the patterns of the dunes, clearer and clearer. The sky sort of stretched out, throwing on…

Into the Desert

04.10, sometime after midnight I’m lying on a dune, doing a butterfly thing with my arms. Up and down, up and down. The sand is softer than silk on my bare skin, and it cools and warms as my arms move. It’s completely dark, that perfect darkness of solitude that a city inhabitant can only…

Marrakech: Arabian Nights Alive

That was a hell of a day, I tell you! First, it took forever for the ship to be cleared; then we caught a taxi to the train station, and missed a train to Marrakech by a few minutes because the ticket machine won’t take the money. So we had to kill two hours at…

Cadiz and off to Morocco

Highlights of the day: went swimming. Saw cats. Cadiz – the old city – is small, very small. If you walk fast you can probably circle it in forty minutes. There are a few beaches, the biggest one located next to the old city.