Travel blog by a global nomad

Archive for October, 2007

19 Oct

The wheels of bureaucracy grind sooooo slowly….

A while back I blogged about the time, problems and cost it can take to collect letters from various countries for your criminal history if applying to emigrate. Now I am running into mixed up priorities with the destination country – Canada. Its all very vexing! I have been working on and off for Canadian […]

14 Oct

How many names are there for the Brits?!

“Heyyyyy! British Chicks! British Chicks! British Chicks!” “Did you hear what he just called us?” my sister exclaimed. “British chicks,” I replied, ignoring the Moroccan guy leaning against a wall and screaming after us. “No… I think he said ‘Fish and chips’” my sister said. “Why would he call us ‘Fish and chips?’ “I remarked […]

13 Oct

Opportunistic activities at Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech

The night was warm, the air filled with scents of spice and dust. It was a night to go and check out fine dining above the famous Jemaa el Fna, the square to be seen and do things in Marrakech! We had read that Jemaa el Fna was active by day, and indeed, there were […]

06 Oct

Northern lights at 39,000ft

The last time I took an evening flight from Western Canada to the UK, I was told to keep an eye out for the aurora and… I had a quick peak, saw a diffuse white glow on the northern horizon and dismissed it as some reflection of sea ice or something. But it wasn’t – […]

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