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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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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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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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Draa Valley – Skoura -Ouarzazate – NeKob – Morocco

27 Dec
Draa Valley: the road from Ouarzazate to Agdz

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It’s time for Draa Valley. In the morning, I left behind Dades gorges with red rocks and palm trees. In Legoumet Kelaa M’Gouna, I entered La maison de distillation of Kadari Elhoucine: a rose shop where I could see the rose water distillation process. The owner was a black man who spoke a very bad […]

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Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Morocco

20 Dec
Dades Valley – another kasbah in ruins

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Todra Gorges and Dades Valley are the names of two combined gorges and valleys. Todra begins with narrow straight gorges; then continues with the valley with palm trees and small agricultural plots. Dades begins with some 35 km of tangled roads through old kasbah and strange red rock forms; then the road goes up one […]

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