Tag Archives: locals

Two Tribes

I am fascinated by Africa, by its people and its diversity of culture. A history of Apartheid, slavery and homogenous tribes. Africa is where mankind is thought to have begun, and 400,000 years after the emergence of Homo sapiens, this country still holds an aura of mystery and fascination. Having read about the Himba tribe… Continue Reading…

Palestine

‘What’s your name?’ the children shout in an excited manner. ‘Want to play football?’ Palestine is so welcoming. On a tour through one of the villages, the people all shout ‘hello’, smile and some even invite you in for dinner. This is a far cry from the West Bank that I have seen portrayed in the news. This little village is home to 3800… Continue Reading…

Hypnotised

‘Snakes?’ I ask, wiggling my hand vertically, mimicking the moves of a cobra. ‘Snakes finished,’ replied the tall, skinny Moroccan beckoning me to sit down on a plastic stool. Disappointed, I sit and wait for the evening entertainment. The sun has set on Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s famous tourist square. Gone are the snake charmers and… Continue Reading…

Hypnotised

‘Snakes?’ I ask, wiggling my hand vertically, mimicking the moves of a cobra. ‘Snakes finished,’ replied the tall, skinny Moroccan beckoning me to sit down on a plastic stool. Disappointed, I sit and wait for the evening entertainment. The sun has set on Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s famous tourist square. Gone are the snake charmers and… Continue Reading…