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Silent Sunday: Sunset in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sunset in Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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World at a Glance: Lake Malawi

Reminiscing a bit today, as I’ve dug out yet another batch of old photos from the pre-digital age. Lake Malawi today, folks – where I had ended up on a whim, really. Whims are how my travels roll. I was at the tail end of several weeks of rather aimless traipsing around southern Africa. The […]

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Silent Retro Sunday: Smiling girls at the market in Banjul, The Gambia

Banjul market: Smiling girls at the market in Banjul in The Gambia

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Silent Sunday: Giant tortoise in the Seychelles

Giant tortoise near Bon Bon Plume on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles

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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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