Wenngleich nur das Mittelmeer Marokko von Europa trennt und es kaum einen Steinwurf vor der Südspitze Spaniens entfernt liegt, könnte es uns doch kaum ferner sein. Mit seinen Berg- und Wüstenlandschaften, seinen verwinkelten Souks, einer leckeren Küche, erlesenen Teppichen und Stoffen, farbenfrohen Mosaiken, intensiven Düften, betörender Musik und seinen gastfreundlichen Einwohnern ist Marokko ein höchst verführerisches und verlockend exotisches Reiseziel. Barbara und René Stoeltie tauchen tief ein in den Mythos Marokko und präsentieren diese bunte Auswahl von Wohnhäusern, um uns all das zu zeigen, was den marokkanischen Stil ausmacht: von gekachelten türkisfarbenen Schwimmbecken und üppigen Gärten bis zu geschnitzten Holzmöbeln und jadefarbenen Marmorspringbrunnen. Blättern Sie durch diese mehr als 500 Seiten voller brandneuer, niemals zuvor veröffentlichter Fotos - idealerweise bei einer dampfenden Tasse süßen, duftenden marokkanischen Minztees -, und lassen Sie sich von diesen märchenhaften Visionen exotischer Paradiese davontragen.
Once upon a time in a land not so far away… Though it lies just across the Mediterranean from Europe, barely a stones throw from Spains southernmost tip, Morocco couldnt possibly be farther away. With its mountainous and desert landscapes, labyrinthine souks, delectable cuisine, exquisite rugs and textiles, vibrant mosaics, fragrant odors, mesmerizing music, and welcoming people, Morocco is a most alluring and tantalizingly exotic destination. Digging a little deeper into the myth of Morocco, Barbara and René Stoeltie bring us this eclectic selection of homes that demonstrate all that is most wonderful about Moroccan style. Flipping through these pages of fairy tale interiors (ideally whilst sipping a steaming cup of sweet, fragrant mint tea) youll be instantly transported.
Magdalena Wasiura returns to Morocco after a holiday to live and work with the Berber community, sharing their experiences, customs, and way of living. Contents: Part One of Les Berbères et moi describes the author´s first step into the life of her Moroccan family hosts, takes you to the souk and hammam, explains the importance of Fridays for Muslim society, sulks itself in whisky and the problems caused by it. In this part we are introduced to countless opportunists and amiable characters, and we visit a rather lavish circumcision party. Part Two: The second part of Magdalena´s journal records her life with the Berber community in Khénifra, in the Middle Atlas of Morocco - their homes, social gatherings, and her work with their children in the Association Hannan. Get a good wash in hammam, eat boucheyar, drink shiba, meet her friends Mohamed and Ali, and go with them to Arougou, wakha? Part Three of Magdalena´s journal describes broadly the ´´forbidden´´ subjects: intimacy and drinking in the context of Islam as supported by numerous tales from the Quran, and how young people will turn the prohibited into pleasure. She depicts the growing tension between herself and her Muslim family, and the cultural clash - something that one will not get in packaged holidays. ´´Lasciate ogne speranca, voi ch´intrate,´´ it´s Dante´s invitation to Hell; here however, it invites one to hammam. Part Four: What about the fatalism? Should women wear tight jeans? What about swimming? Our God or My God; whose then? Some of those issues are discussed in Part Four of Magdalena Wasiura´s account of her stay in Morocco. She also describes a rather stressful Christmastime spent there, the overprotective nature of her Muslim family, and her trip to Meknès where she was arrested. Part Five: Love and marriage.... Does it really go together like a horse and carriage? In Part Five of Magdalena Wasiura´s journal, one will hear abo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Delaney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090463/bk_acx0_090463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Matthew had to renew his European visa, his point of exit was obvious: he was going to Morocco. Memories of his previous trip filled him with anxiety. What was he thinking? After everything that had happened, did he really want to go back? Scams. Altercations. Mishaps. But also humor and beauty. His curiosity overcoming his fears, his second trip would prove as unforgettable as the first. ´´My reflexes belatedly kicking in, I couldn´t help but flinch. The children cheered, relishing having reduced me to their plaything.´´ ´´Our little spectacle having brought the night market to a standstill, we were now surrounded by about 50 men. I was living the chaotic mob scene from so many movies, and it was every bit as nightmarish as it had always looked on-screen.´´ ´´As I was about to let out a desperate cry that would require no translation, the giant finished...leaving me flinching on the floor like a bug that´s been smashed but isn´t quite dead.´´ ´´Amidst astonishingly beautiful, unsullied waves of sand, a lone figure squatted, holding a roll of toilet paper. It was a peculiar, paradoxical sight.´´ An Amazon.com best-selling collection of travel writing as entertaining for the armchair traveler as indispensable for anyone interested in adventure in North Africa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Félix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107832/bk_acx0_107832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Magdalena Wasiura´s journal of living for a year in the Berber community in Morocco. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Delaney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105918/bk_acx0_105918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part 6 of Les Berbères et Moi consists of author’s attempt to build her life in Morocco by accepting a certain proposal, meeting obstacles on both: the personal and professional level, living thorough a major crisis at home related to lack of money, job, deteriorating health of both grandparents and more less everyone around including the author; spending weekends in the mountains and enjoying family’s outings in the forest of Ajdir. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Delaney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100201/bk_acx0_100201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reeling from the deaths of two loved ones, an Israeli writer travels to Spain—his ancestors´ homeland—for a conference of Sephardic Jews. In Seville, he finds a scarf that comforts him for thirteen days. Then, just as suddenly, it vanishes in Madrid. For the writer, the scarf becomes a symbol of loss: of goodbyes to things and people. He says farewell to the dead, and to all the people he never became and never will be. But just as he is letting go of his dreams, he meets a group of Spanish Jews who were lost in the Amazon for 150 years, whom he once wrote about in a novel. Did he merely make them up? Can imagination shape reality? Narrated through many voices and viewpoints, Brown Scarf Blues is a novella that spans countries—Morocco; Brazil, the United States and Israel—and languages—Hebrew; French, Spanish, Portuguese and especially Haketia: the Moroccan Judeo-Spanish speech that hangs on like a living-dead remnant of a vanished culture… the words and expressions left behind by a lost world.
Jake Adams is living the good life on the Italian coast, when he is summoned by an old friend to help with an international crisis. A group of terrorists has kidnapped a number of Christian relief workers, and they have disappeared somewhere off the coast of Morocco. Reluctantly, Jake takes on the case. So now Jake must assemble a team of people he can trust from his past to find and free these captured medical professionals. Meanwhile, Jake´s girlfriend, Alexandra, has been called back to work for German intelligence in Berlin, where she has been tasked to infiltrate a group of neo-Nazis bent on German purity during increasing nationalist protests. Jake´s mission brings him from the Iberian Peninsula to the Atlas Mountains of North Africa, where he must fight forces of a spreading Caliphate. Has Jake finally found a mountain too hard to climb? 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123452/bk_acx0_123452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This remarkable memoir is the classic account of the transgender journey. It is all the more extraordinary because it is the life story of a figure who, it seemed, seamlessly and publicly charted a course through the English establishment - James Morris, outstanding journalist, historian and travel writer, famed for a peerless writing style. But all the while he was concealing a very different inner world: from the age of four he felt that, despite his body, he was really a girl. Determined to be true to an undeniable inner impulse, James Morris, in his 40s, became Jan Morris. It was the 1970s, a time and culture far from our 21st century, where such matters have now become commonplace. What was it that impelled him to take such a frightening and irrevocable step? He faced the mental and physical challenges - the operation had to be done in Morocco and, as a well-known figure, attention from the world media could not be avoided. What pressures would that put on the family - a loving wife and growing children living in a North Wales village? But that inner impulse could not be denied. Jan Morris tells the story in a clear and honest manner, without a trace of sentimentality or sensationalism. She recounts the emotional, physical, sexual and social issues that abound on such a journey in detail and, through this highly personal memoir, presents a memorable insight into the ´conundrum´. Jan is modest by nature, and it is only by implication that one becomes aware of the immense courage and integrity needed to see the transition through. This is a deeply moving, beautifully written, unforgettable memoir. Sensational - yes, in a quiet way. Revealing - yes; no punches are pulled. But in the end, it is humane and uplifting. Jan Morris, now in her 90s, has written a new introduction for this recording. Roy McMillan has recorded Morris´ major historical work, the Pax Britannica trilogy (available on Audible), and is the ideal reader ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy McMillan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dhrm/000063/bk_dhrm_000063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.