Monthly Archives: June 2013

Things can change in a hurry

Five years ago on a bright and sunny Saturday morning, I broke an ankle and severely sprained the other. It happened so suddenly yet seemed to all go in slow motion. And I can remember it all as though it … Continue reading

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Points of view on travel

I’ve been traveling to where other people consider ‘strange places’ for years; since 1992. And after all these years the reaction from others is still the same: Why are you going there? Or, You’re traveling again? Or, Don’t you ever … Continue reading

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Moroccan Ramadan

Ramadan is the most important holiday in Islam. It’s probably most like the Christian Lent, but the two don’t really compare. Ramadan symbolizes when the Qur’an was revealed to Mohammad. It occurs every year in the 9th month of the … Continue reading

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Couscous Friday

Friday in Morocco means one thing: couscous. The national dish, couscous, is made in households across Morocco every week and is greatly anticipated. Fridays are traditionally considered a holy day in Morocco and many businesses are closed for the day … Continue reading

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Packing for Morocco

Do as I say, don’t do as I do. Because no matter how sparsely I pack, I still bring too much. It is completely feasible to travel through Morocco for 10 days during the warm season with just a couple … Continue reading

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Food, glorious Moroccan food!

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Why Morocco?

People ask all the time what it is about Morocco that keeps me going back. The first time I visited I just wanted to see it. Just the sound of the names of the major cities intrigued me: Cassablanca. Marrakech. … Continue reading

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آيت بن حدّو

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The views are stunning. Climbing to the top of an ancient Kasbah allows a panoramic that provides a look back in time. Aït Benhaddou, is located along the historic caravan route between the Sahara and…

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How to travel

You can be a tourist and get on a bus or van and go where the guide tells you to go, or you can travel and experience the people and the culture of a place. Either way, you make plans, … Continue reading

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When in Volubilis

Volubilis is the site of ancient Roman ruins from like the 1st century. Without going into all the details (those which I have not retained), I’ll list a few high points: The ruins remained substantially intact until they were devastated … Continue reading

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