Moroccan Sweet Pastries
Moroccan Sweet Pastry shop in the souk in Marrakesh. It is like a maze to explore full of shops selling gifts and rugs, bags, and of course yummy pastries.
A beautiful illuminated lamp and gift shop.
Here is my son haggling a good price for a camel.
This Riad, or small hotel, is located about 10 minutes walk from the main square, Jama Al Fna, in Mar...
Jamaa el Fna is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city). The origin of its...
Panorama from Djemaa el Fna square which was supposed to show the bright fresh orange stalls, but I d...
View from the terrace of the Cafe Glacier overlooking the Jemaa el-Fna, the square of the jugglers in...
A nice balconey view which offers some respite from the frantic bustling maket in Djemaa el Fna squar...
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Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.
The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.