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Aurora Borealis – Norway

11 Mar
Aurora Borealis: Kattfjord – Kvaloya Island

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Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis was a continuous learning lesson until I saw it, and even after. I learned that going too close to the North Pole is not a condition to see it; the best locations are inside the Arctic Circle (called the Auroral Oval or the Auroral Zone). Aurora Borealis is visible only at […]

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Dar Kamal Chaoui – Bhalil Village, Morocco

11 Mar
Dar Kamal Chaoui – with Kamal Chaoui on the rooftop terrace of the house

Dar Kamal Chaoui – Bhalil Village Dar Kamal Chaoui. Bhalil is apparently a simple Moroccan village, located on the sunny slopes of some hills full of olive orchards and ancient caverns. Even though it is overshadowed by Fez’s attraction (one of the tourist, cultural, and spiritual centers most important of Morocco), Bhalil is amazing both […]

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Tromsø: preparation for Northern Lights – Norway

01 Mar
Tromsø: houses in the city center

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Tromsø was a minor religious center in the medieval times. People from a vast area congregated regularly in the small town to go to the only church in the region. Hindered by the Napoleonic wars, the city still developed into a trade center with connections from Arkhangelsk to Central Europe. Ever since the mid 19th […]

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Casa Aya Medina – Fez, Morocco

20 Jan
Casa Aya Medina - with Milouda, Mohammed, and other family members

Casa Aya Medina – Fez Medina Fez is Morocco’s cultural and spiritual center and it’s an outstanding example of a medieval town created during the first centuries of the Islamisation in the country – which is why it is part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. The narrow lanes meander chaotically throughout the medina (the […]

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Ait-Ben-Haddou : ksar and kasbah in Morocco

10 Jan
Ait-Ben-Haddou: general view of the old ksar with the loft-fortress on the top and old kasbah

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Ait-Ben-Haddou is located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas (in the province of Ouarzazate). It is the most famous ksar in the Ounila Valley (Unesco heritage). It gathers an extraordinary ensemble of buildings, which offer a synthesis of the main types of pre-Saharan earthen construction techniques dating from the 17th […]

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