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... above hillsides swabbed with speckled grass and thorny bush; a towering soft tangerine dune with sensual lines sculpted by raging desert storms. She is the melodic call of a masked weaver during a streaky pink sunrise; the triumphant yip-yip-yip of a spotted hyena cheering on the night. Africa is horns, trunks, spotted fur, graceful bounders, ruthless carnivores and feathers of a thousand colours. Africa is ...
... to the city. It's still full summer along Clifton Beach. Skinny boys play cricket on the sand. Teenagers in black wetsuits ride the curling wave. Anchored offshore is a small flotilla of pleasure craft packed with bronzed young people. The party is in full swing. We hear its rhythm. We order espresso and fresh fruit tarts at a quaint French bakery in the De Waterkant, Cape Town's garishly painted up gay quarter. We hang out with Nancy, a modern day ...
... through, which surround a central pool and imposing tower in the middle. Back on the bus into town and we noticed huge palm trees being used as telephone towers - quite sneaky I thought, until we later realised they were concrete and metal ones designed to look like Palm trees! It wasn't until you looked closely that you could tell the difference - maybe Telstra should start building faux gum trees to hide their towers in?
It was on Monday, and even more on Tuesday, ...
... of Marrakech. And I know exactly where I need to start: I need to visit Menara, a pool of water with a mountain backdrop which is often used as the symbol of the city.
I get off the bus at the southeast end of town, and follow the superlong new divided boulevard into the city. It has a garden in the center, but not a lot of protection from the withering sun. This boulevard was a much more pleasant stroll at nighttime! I suspect that I ...
... time but it's actually pretty safe here. Havent been hassled at all other than a few comments and/or stares here and there which was really no more than paris or Madrid. I thought it would be a lot worse here but have felt very safe the whole time, incl no pickpocketing at all. Very good! Its a really cool, vibrant place here - a lot of energy! Especially in the Medina (main square) where there are monkeys, and cobras and everything!!
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