Place Jemma el Fna is filled with snake charmers, jugglers, men with monkeys, and the scariest dirty clowns I’ve ever seen. (originally posted on 20 FEB 2009) My first trip to Jmaa el Fna was overwhelming. The sights, sounds, smells, animals (snakes, monkeys, donkeys, goats, chickens) and the humanity were simply overwhelming to the senses. I…
Casablanca Morocco – Much more than just Rick’s Cafe #slideshowsaturday
Casablanca is famous for the movie, and most espeically for Rick’s Cafe. I admit it – it was one of the first places I visited when I got there. At the time, I had no idea I would end up getting married in the Sahara… However, there is more to Casa than just Rick’s just…
The Fez Medina in Morocco #flashbackfriday
From 2009 to 2013, Morocco was home for me. While I didn’t live in Fez for all of my time in Morocco (only about six months) it was the closest city to the town of Sefrou, where I lived the rest of the time I was there. Fez was where I found expat friends, a…
Travelling the Sahara by Camel – Recollections from my Marriage -Saturday Slideshow
“Trust in Allah, but Always Tie Your Camel” this is the punchline of an ancient Arabian proverb. There is both wisdom and humor in the idiom, but at a more basic level – this is a lesson in survival. These walking ships of the desert provide a lifeline to those who survive in the vast…
Fez, Morocco – The Festival of World Sufi Culture 2012
The 6th Edition of the Festival of Sufi Culture will take the stage this April . From Thursday the 12th to Saturday 14th a series of round tables, conferences and concerts will take place.
Riad Jnaan Sherazad and other overpriced Casablanca Hotels
Riad Jnaan Sherazaed is a 3-star hotel (clean, quiet, no bugs, free internet) with 5 star prices and 1-star guest treatment.
Breaking News: Large Explosion at Cafe in Fez, Morocco
A strong explosion has rocked a popular cafe in Fez, Morocco
Schweea by Schweea…Nothing Moves Quickly in Morocco
Schweeya b schweeya translates to little by little and if there is a modus operendi that nearly every Moroccan plays the game of life by, this is certainly it.
Time and Money in Morocco – Matters of Confusion
It comes from living in Morocco, but the subject matter is something that is so baffling to me, that I can’t explain it at all. As the title clearly states, I am writing about time and money.
Getting from Fes to Fes Sais International Airport
This may sound funny, but one of the trickeist parts of travel in Morocco, in my opinion is finding a reasonable way to get to Fes Sais International Airport from Fes.