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An Introduction to Moroccan Music

An Introduction to Moroccan Music

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In the time I’ve been in Morocco, I’ve seen a lot of music performed and listened to many other kinds. In general, the music you hear in the taxicabs, hanuts, and blaring from stands in the medinas is Arabic music and not…

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The Glaoui (Glaoua) Palace in Fes, Morocco

The Glaoui (Glaoua) Palace in Fes, Morocco

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It’s not as well kept as the Batha Museum, not as grand and glorious as the Karaouyine Mosque, not as stinky or touristic as the famous Fez tanneries, but there is something truly awe inspiring in this famous, decrepit but still beautiful house.

The Asia Trip – Background and Problems

The Asia Trip – Background and Problems

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For those who want to keep track, it went something like this so far Manisa, Istanbul, Manisa, Antalya, Izmir, Ephesus, Selcuk, Kusadasi, Izmir, Istanbul, Sofia, Pernik, Belgrade, Nis, Skopje, Sofia, Istanbul, Casablanca, Fes, Sefrou, Fes, Rome, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Sokcho, Samcheok, Andong, Busan, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Batam, Jakarta, Bogor, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul. There were a few other places in between…but …oh well, enjoy because I’m sure there will be more even though right now I don’t feel like going anywhere. :)

Happy Valentines Day from Vagobond!

Happy Valentines Day from Vagobond!

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I took a night bus to Sofia, a night train to Istanbul, and a night flight to Casablanca followed by a day train to Fes, a grand taxi to Sefrou, and a petit taxi to the Souidi house and I got to deliver the flowers myself. From the smile on her face (and of course her words and kisses), I think my Valentines surprise did the trick. The only problem is …how the hell am I ever going to top that next year?