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Geotag Icon Pains, trains and automobiles (travels in the heart of the Sahara)

Blog posted by on Aug 6th, 2009

An overnight train journey across the Sahara in an iron ore wagon, a failed attempt at cycling through the desert, paralysing heat and black eyes, and the kindness of a Mauritania we’re just starting to get to know.

Geotag Icon The merry nutcrackers

audio, people posted by on Jun 22nd, 2009

The argan nutOn the way from Sidi Ifni to Guelmim in southern Morocco, we cycled past a women’s cooperative extracting oil from argan nuts. We went in to meet the women, get laughed at and repeatedly bash our fingers with a heavy rock. You can read (and watch a slideshow) about the cultural, environmental and economic importance of argan in Huw’s Spotlight: all about argan.

Recorded on: 18th June 2009, 14:00 local time.
Location: Between Sidi Ifni and Guelmim, southern Morocco (view on map)
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Geotag Icon Spotlight: all about argan

Blog posted by on Jun 22nd, 2009

The first in a series of “spotlights” on people, projects and ideas that we find inspiring. This one’s on the argan tree, the women’s cooperatives who extract oil from it, and the tree’s importance in preventing desertification.

Geotag Icon Cycling through a changing country

Blog posted by on May 27th, 2009

A cliff-top tree near the surfer hideaway of Immessouane, Morocco. © Listen to Africa

I’m writing this on the balcony of a small apartment in Agadir, southern Morocco. I have geraniums around me and palm trees in front of me and, just inside, there’s a cool, breezy apartment – with a bath! And a fridge!

Geotag Icon Fantasia (and the power of women)

audio, people posted by on May 19th, 2009

A team of horsewomen at a tradional Fantasia festivalWe stumbled across this traditional display of horsemanship as we were pedalling from Rabat to Casablanca in northern Morocco. We weren’t too sure what it was all about until we met a Moroccan and French couple who explained it all to us – and a lot more besides…

Photographs of the event »
Information about Fantasia ».

Recorded on: 10th May 2009
Location: Between Rabat and Casablanca, northern Morocco (view on map)
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