Pulling over to check my map for the 10th time, I’m beginning to lose my patience with this maze of a Moroccan city. Agadir, on the country’s southern coast, is a sprawling circus of traffic and madness designed, or so it seems, to be inescapable. I’ve been driving for four hours since leaving Marrakech and I still haven’t seen the sea, let alone found the little surfing paradise I’ve been told about.
Life and death on the GangesJack Southan floats through the sacred city of VaranasiI watch the fan rotate slowly on the ceiling above my straw-stuffed bed. The fixture hasn’t been fastened to the rafters properly so it swings in such an off-balance way that I’ve been waiting for it to come crashing down all night. I tilt my head back and look out of the mosquito mesh pulled carelessly across the window. The sky is a deep purple. It has been raining all night and the streets are flooded.
Jack Southan has a day to remember at the Cape Town CarnivalLike many Europeans, the album Graceland by Paul Simon and South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo was the beginning of a love with African music for me. It’s the way it takes you as far away from the world we know as music can; there’s something about the beat that radiates life and energy. So I roll into Cape Town, and stumble upon the heart of the city’s Carnival. It’s like I’ve wandered into paradise.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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