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Marrakech Express
Author: Peter Millar

ISBN: 9781909807594
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 1 November 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 2.3
Description:
Back in 1969 when Morocco's ancient capital was a hashish clouded hippy mecca, Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded their cheesy (and hopelessly inaccurate) foot-tapping anthem 'Marrakeh Express'.

A generation on, award-winning journalist, author, and one-time glamrock fan Peter Millar uses what is now the country's best visited tourist destination as the embarkation point for a literally reverse-engineered train journey through this still exotic, diverse and challenging North African country, struggling to maintain its unique blend of tradition and tolerance in the turbulent winds of the Arab spring. From the snake charmers and food stalls of Jamaa el Fna, Millar takes us to the ancient walled city of Fez, the wineries of the Meknes valley, cosmopolitan Casablanca, tacky Tangier, and the anomalous Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, squatting on Morocco's Mediterranean coast like a counterpoint to British Gibraltar.

About the Author

Peter Millar is a journalist who has worked for the Daily Telegraph, Reuters, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times, and as a popular fiction critic for the T...

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