We had been driving for about 4 hours when we turned off the bumpy road onto the flat expanse of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. You could see for miles. There were no roads, just a few tire tracks and a bunch of signs sticking in the sand advertising various hotels that were nowhere to […]
Things to do in Morocco :
- Take a desert safari complete with a camel train, chicken tanjine and melon dinner and sleeping outside under the stars.
- Go to Fez and visit the leather dying vats, the carpet shops and the incredible medina that completely seduces all of your senses.
- Travel to Chefchaouen and experience all artsy, laid back blue-ness the mountain city has to offer.
Hotels in Morocco :
- Riads are historic homes in Morocco that have been renovated into a sort of boutique hotel with a large courtyard surrounded by rooms.
Food in Morocco :
- Mint tea is the drink of choice in Morocco – with its own accompanying ritual and copious amount of sugar!
Pictures of Morocco :
Think Morocco is just a palette of desert browns? Think again! Explore all of the colors that Morocco has on display here in my photo gallery!
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Understanding Ramadan in Morocco
The sun dips down in the sky disappearing into the Atlantic Ocean. I seldom have watched a sunset so intently; waiting, waiting, waiting for that last little sliver to disappear. So much rested on that last sliver. My gaze moved from the sliver of sun to the restaurant around me. Families and couples sat at […]
Navigating a Flight Cancellation Situation
After nearly 11 months of travel, it finally happened – I finally reached the end of my rope. Thanks to Egypt Air and Royal Air Maroc Airlines – I nearly had a colossal nervous breakdown. I actually had visions of me ending up in a Moroccan jail, arrested by the airport police in Casablanca. This […]
Defining the Culture of Morocco with Color
View Morocco Photography I’m sure you might be surprised that I didn’t use the obvious title choice for this Moroccan send-off post – Rockin’ the Kasbah… I did actually think about it, but that’s not what I think of when I examine my parting thoughts about Morocco. From the moment I started journeying around Morocco […]
Local experiences in Tangier, Chefchauen, and Essaouria Morocco – from Beach to Hammam
View Morocco Photography The last week of travel through Morocco was when I finally hit my groove…I had started to get really comfortable with ‘real’ travel again. When I first arrived in Morocco – I was rather tense, on guard, and untrusting. Marrakech was a crazy place full of grime, strange people, strange culture and […]
The Amazing Tree-Climbing Goats of Morocco
View Morocco Photography Since I really didn’t have a book about Morocco, I was learning things as I was experiencing them, as well as learning about things through my other travel partners that had ample books on Morocco. After the first week, someone in my group mentioned in passing something about the Moroccan goats that […]
Touring the Medina in Fez – The Grand Poobah of Morocco
View Morocco Photography Prior to 10 months ago, the only time I had anyone utter the word fez was on the TV show Happy Days. I’m sure that you all remember Mr. Cunningham – as Grand Poobah of his lodge he wore a fez hat which indicated his position. That image of the red hat […]
Musings of my Mind on a Morocco Bus Ride
I’m feeling a bit reflective. I haven’t felt that way for a while…or maybe it’s just been in my head and I haven’t let it out lately. I’m on a bus in Morocco traveling between Chefchaouen and Tangier…a 4 hour bus ride from hell. It’s hot; extremely hot, the air conditioning isn’t working, we are […]
Transportation Adventures in Morocco
View Morocco Photography For the last week in addition to my 50 lbs of luggage, I’ve been toting around eye drops, lip balm, and alcohol – welcome to Morocco. It’s dry here…the orange ground begging for water, the sun burning brightly every day. My eyes are thirsting for liquid as are my lips and my […]