THE LIBRARIES OF THE DESERT ROUTE

This travel series narrates all our experiences along the Libraries of the Desert Route, that was in a trip from Marrakech to Gambia across Sahara Desert till sub-Saharan black Africa about the existence of hidden private ancient book collections.

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ouarzazate Besides the Obvious

Survivors of a Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Morocco

This is an article about the lifestyle of the old Kasbah of Ouarzazate in Morocco. The libraries of the desert route. Part II  I had spent the day, backpack in tow, through Marrakech. It had not been a bad day at all, Marrakech is always a good plan. But I was tired and there is …

ouarzazate Besides the Obvious

Supervivientes de una Kasbah: Un viaje a Ouarzazate, Marruecos.

Esta es la historia de un viaje a Ouarzazate, un lugar mágica que se convirtió en mucho más que una simple escala gracias a su gente y su Kasbah. Las bibliotecas del desierto. Parte II Había pasado el día, mochila a cuestas, por Marrakech. No había sido un mal día, Marrakech es siempre un buen …

marrakech Besides the obvious

Marrakech. La puerta del norte al desierto

Fue en un viaje de Marrakech a Gambia a través del desierto del Sahara hasta el África negra subsahariana. Como bibliotecario, sabía de la existencia de colecciones privadas de libros antiguos ocultos en casas familiares en medio del Sahel mauritano. Esos libros habían pasado de generación en generación desde época medieval a lo largo del …

marrakech Besides the obvious

Marrakech. The northern gate to the desert

This is an article about sightseeing in one single day in Marrakech. The libraries of the desert route. Part I It was in a trip from Marrakech to Gambia across Sahara Desert till sub-Saharan black Africa. As a librarian I knew about the existence of hidden private ancient book collections in family houses in the …

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