Sri Lanka’s colonial legacy of trains, tea and the Queen’s English

The colonial legacy in Sri Lanka requires a lot of time to get one’s head around, but as a traveller in this day and age, it’s certainly important to know why your fellow passengers speak English as well as you do.… Read More Sri Lanka’s colonial legacy of trains, tea and the Queen’s English

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A bad encounter with a Moroccan man in Essaouira that led to mint tea in a family home in Marrakech

Over the past week I could feel myself letting go of my usual penchant for structured time, and felt proud of myself for cancelling a day trip up the Atlas Mountains, as well as a half day cooking class. I was feeling a bit more free spirited than usual…which is why my last day in… Read More A bad encounter with a Moroccan man in Essaouira that led to mint tea in a family home in Marrakech