Exploring contemporary Spanish and Moroccan attitudes and policies on immigration in a multi-cultural, historical context
Author: <span>Clara Sherwood</span>

Author: Clara Sherwood

Barcelona

The last stop on my Magellan Project was to Barcelona. Following in the steps of Azel from “Leaving Tangier,” I visited both cities mentioned in the novel; Barcelona and Tangier. Though Barcelona is geographically further from Morocco than the other cities I visited in the South of Spain, refugees and …

Madrid

My second stop in España was to Madrid, where I met up with mi amiga Gema for several days. While in the city, I met with Bahia Awah, a Saharaui poet and writer, visited Casa Arabe, and met with Dr. Debra Faszer-McMahon, a Spanish professor at Seton Hill. Dr. Debra …

Córdoba

Córdoba, once the heart of al-Andalus, was a beautiful city whose acclaimed cathedral did not disappoint. I enjoyed walking around the city stopping for tapas and pastries, but also being amazed by how sometimes when I turned a corner, a beautifully old church or Roman ruin would just pop out …

La llegada a España

Estoy en Córdoba, España ahora. Me encanta la comida, la arquitectura, y la gente. I’ve arrived in Córdoba and am fully emerged in the culture of Andalusia. I have to admit, it has been a relief to be able to wear “regular” clothing again, to efficiently converse with taxi drivers, …

Leaving Tangier

The Moroccan part of my trip has concluded, and I’m now beginning my adventure from Southern to Northern Spain. Overall, I would conclude that my experience in Morocco has been a positive one. I didn’t get extremely lost, I didn’t get mugged, and I managed to navigate my way through …

Appreciating Tangier

These past two days I have stayed in Tangier and relaxed from my several days of strenuous travel. I have been meeting quite interesting people at my hostel, and have just been content wandering around the medina streets with them, trying random foods, and learning about what draws other people …

Arriving in Tangier

Yesterday after a scenic drive from Ceuta, I arrived in Tangier. Known for it’s literary scholars, mesmerizing blue waters, and view of Spain, this city served as a semi-independent international zone for several years and provides a unique blend of cultures.Brief history lesson: When Morocco was divided between France and …

Ceuta

These past few days I’ve been in the Spanish procterate of Ceuta. Technically a Spanish city, Ceuta resides on the continent of Africa provides a gateway for many migrants into European territory.I changed up my original travel plans because I met a girl named Sara at the conference who resides …

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