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Insider Guide to Marrakech

Friends! This week, we have a guest blogger here on Sophie’s World. Marrakech in high on my wish list; maybe it’s on yours, as well? Local girl, Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki of Maroc Mama, gives us the lowdown on the fascinating North African city in this Marrakech insider guide. Read on. Eleven years ago, when I first landed in […]

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Silent Sunday: Rock temple at Abu Simbel, Nubia in Egypt

Rock Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, Nubia in Egypt. Ramses was also known as Userma’atre Setepenre in Ancient Egyptian and Ozymandias in Greek.

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Silent Sunday: Street scene, Manzini, Swaziland

The quality and style of this photo might indicate it’s ancient, much as my good self, like from the 1960s. But no, it’s simply a scanned version of a slide (remember those?) from the very last bits of the 20th century. I’ve been playing with a new pocket-sized scanner that promises to transform old slides […]

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Silent Retro Sunday: Gritty street scene, Curepipe Mauritius, 1995

Gritty street scene, Curepipe Mauritius, 1995

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Silent Sunday: Giraffes at the Klein Karoo in South Africa

Giraffes at the semi-desert Klein Karoo in South Africa‘s Western Cape province

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Zanzibar and the senses

Wandering around Zanzibar as I arrived, fresh from the Dar ferry on a tropical March afternoon, my first thought – and my last when I left a week later, as it turned out – was that this enchanted African island speaks to all our five senses. Here’s what I mean: sight : the sun setting […]

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Help protect #JustOneRhino – and win fab prizes

Here at Sophie’s World we’re passionate about animal welfare. It’s perhaps genetic: apart from the family and very close friends, our mum/grandmum generally preferred animals to people. The rest of us aren’t quite that extreme, at least not yet. Alexandra is a vegetarian solely for animal welfare reasons, none of us use cosmetics from companies […]

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