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Editor’s Note: From Genevieve’s Travel Field Dairy. Our founder and Chief Adventurista was leading our March 2015 Majestic Morocco tour and they were lucky to see the Total Solar Eclipse in the Sahara Desert. Below are her notes from that day and stunning photographs. On our March Majestic Morocco Tour we were lucky to be […]

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From the street, the large, Victorian-era building looks derelict.  The kind of place homeless live, drugs are dealt, and teens skip school to tag with graffiti.  A reminder not to take everything at face value and that looks can be deceiving.  I followed my friend Maria up the stairs, a constant stream of people hurrying […]

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Tunis, Tunisia’s capital city, is a mix of modern metropolis and ancient North-African Arab trading center.  It’s historical heart is the ancient Medina, with parts of the area dating back to the 5th century AD.  A maze of winding freshly-swept cobbled streets, new paint gleaming on the white-stucco buildings, polished cerulean blue wrought- iron doors […]

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Sidi Bou Said is an affluent suburb located 20km, or a half hour train ride, north of Tunisia’s capital city, Tunis.  The town received it’s name from a famous religious figure who lived there, Abou Said ibn Khalef ibn Yahia Ettamini el Beji.  Before Mr. Abou this small collection of white-washed homes and cobblestone streets […]

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Tunisian is legendary for its mosaics.  Dating back to the Phoenician times, the Carthagians used mosaics in their homes to portray their wealth, depict important religious scenes, and contain protection spells and pictures for the home and the home’s occupants.  During the Roman period, Carthage touted the most lavish mosaics at Rome herself.  Today, the […]

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