Spain and Morocco Tour: In the Path of Medieval Islam

Spain and Morocco Tour: In the Path of Medieval Islam

May 2 – 16, 2020 | Robin Vose
In 711, an army of Arabs and Berbers landed on the Iberian Peninsula, and over the next seven years, through diplomacy and warfare, they brought most of present-day Spain and Portugal under Islamic control. For more than 700 years, until the Christians retook the land in 1492 (reconquista), Muslim dynasties ruled al-Andalus, and during this time there was a blossoming of philosophy, arts and sciences.

What is an Egyptian Dahabiya?

What is an Egyptian Dahabiya?

Herodotus said it 2,500 years ago: “Egypt is the gift of the Nile” – and what a gift it is – a narrow strip of cultivatable land teased from barren expanse of desert that is home of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known....
Traveling through Ethiopia

Traveling through Ethiopia

A post-trip interview on Ethiopia with tour managers, Kelly Bryson and Heather Stoeckley How long was your trip to Ethiopia and where did you visit? The main tour – Addis Ababa, Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, Simien Mountains, Lake Tana – was 15 days plus a 2-day...