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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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Food, glorious Moroccan food!

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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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A tour of Fes, Morocco

It’s always good to hire a tour guide. Two main reasons I can think of now. 1. He can show you details about a place you might’ve otherwise missed, and 2. He keeps people from driving you crazy in the … Continue reading

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50 shades of blue: Chefchouan, Morocco

I still don’t know why the city of Chefchaouen is blue. But in the 1930’s, Jewish people painted it such. But why!? No clue. (I think it was to rebel against Hitler) But really, who cares. I was too busy … Continue reading

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The Moroccan seaside

Essaouira has been my seaside town of choice. But after taking a trip to a remote town of Imasouan, near Agadir, I have changed my mind. Imasouan is enchanting, peaceful, and natural. No tourism; just Moroccan tourists. It’s all about … Continue reading

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Roads less traveled – – and goats in trees!

With my friend and co-traveler, Mokhtar, a native-born Moroccan and a tour operator, I am able to see things not every tourist gets to see. “Off-, off-road” we call it. He knows every nook and cranny of this country. And … Continue reading

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