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A Bientot, James Claxton

November 9th, 2009 by · 1 Comment · Europe, France

There are over fifty countries in Africa and we know for a fact that one of them doesn’t want us. But there’s fifty more to choose from and a one week respite in Paris seems the perfect segue from Morocco to, ah, whichever country lets us in. So all along the Seine, we fancied ourselves […]

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Africa’s Prerogative…

November 7th, 2009 by · 1 Comment · France, Morocco

Visa Requirements- a stamped letter of invitation, bank statements, WHO certified Yellow-Fever Vaccination, two page application form, 4 passport photos, plane tickets, crisp American bills minted after 2006, passports and patience, lots of patience. We were headed for Cameroon, the flavor of West Africa. The Cameroon Embassy in Morocco sits off to the right of […]

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Why I love Madrid

August 29th, 2009 by · 2 Comments · Europe, Spain

Our last night in the city, Tess and I wondered the rowdy crowds.. whistles, bellows, yum-yum cat calls followed every step- Sangria, aceitunas verdes, pimientos de atun, calamares, mejillones, una mas cerveza… Elbowed between strangers, swimming in the raucous energy, I’m crazy for madrid. Past midnight, I sang above the crowd in Spanish what I […]

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