Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Reason 621 Why I Love Morocco: There is a patient acceptance to the less than desirable matters of life. Though I see the the flies as aggressive because their always in my face, my Moroccan friends smile and reframe this as, “They’re just curious.” or “They just want to kiss you.”

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Reason 601 Why I Love Morocco: When, after meals, people ask if you want to lay down and take a nap, they are totally serious. Every meal is like Thanksgiving at grandma’s.

Baarle-Hertog-Nassau

Straddling the border

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Reason 401 Why I Love (Southern) Morocco: Due to the tremendous static electricity in the area, the simple act of turning over in bed at night creates an intense, personal mini laser light show.

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Reason 397 Why I Love (Southern) Morocco: Clothes hung out around midday are dry within minutes. Even jeans and towels are dry in half an hour.

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Reason 383 Why I Love Morocco: A freshly fried, delicious doughnut , known locally as sfenj, is a mere $0.10.

On a surprising side note, if one mistakenly Googles images for ‘svenj,’ one discovers it’s also a brand of risqué men’s underwear.

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Reason 373 Why I Love Morocco: The most delicious oranges I’ve ever eaten are seasonally plentiful and only $0.23 a pound.

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Reason 367 Why I Love Morocco: No matter how badly I butcher the language, everyone still compliments me on my elementary-level Arabic.

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Reason 333 Why I Love Morocco: While the government considers it official, many people do not observe the change in Daylight Saving Time, making effective scheduling an ongoing exercise in forgiveness and letting go of attachments, especially when, because of Ramadan, it reverts back to ‘old time’ during the month of fasting only to go forward again when it finishes. Thus, every meeting for the next few months must include the qualifier, “old time or new time?”

Ypres and the Flanders Fields