Claire Harris

Ahmed, Arabic pop and hiding from the prostitutes of the Western Sahara


I traipsed the Western Sahara with a man named Ahmed, a portly character big on tunes, hospitality but not the working class.

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Claire Harris

Claire Harris is a writer in exile who has spent the last decade travelling and working around the world. This is not nearly as glamorous as it sounds and usually involves scraping by on a diet of muesli and cheap wine. Occasionally together. You can find her at

Rome: Finding your mortality in the eternal city

Rome remains one of Europe’s most romantic cities, however, under the cobblestone beats a heart of something else entirely, for it may live on, but you will not.