Medellin – The Escobar Story

If you heard of Pablo Escobar, if you watched the Netflix show “Nacros”, or if you want to learn about the bloody chapter in Colombia’s history, this will be a post you might enjoy reading. This is a very controversial topic, and many people are against this type of tourism in Colombia (for a good…

San Juan Chamula y Zinacantan

We continue our adventure in Chiapas with a day trip to the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Our driver Abel picked us up from the hotel and we drove for about an hour to the town of Zinacantan. The town was once full of these mud houses, but slowly they have been…

NOLA – Voodo and Bourbon

For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women; it honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made…

Shukran Morocco!

  In the morning we were met by a nice lady guide for a tour of Marrakesh. Koutoubia Mosque, or Mosque of the Booksellers, was begun under the Berber dynasty of the Almoravids in 1120, but was substantially rebuilt from 1162 Almohad caliph under Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, and became one of the most characteristic…

The Jews Of Fez

We finally arrived in Fez in the early evening. There are no motorized vehicles in Fez’s enormous old city, aka Medina, so our luggage was taken in a push-cart to our hotel, aka Riad. In Morocco, a Riad is usually a centuries-old large home converted to an intimate hotel. Like all such old homes, it…