Thomas Stanley

Professional Propagandist, Occasional Naysayer, and General Ne'er-do-well.


Glamour shot

Glamour shot

Reason 595 Why I Love Morocco: New photographs for the carte de sejour come with a free glamour shot.

Amazigh Agadirs

Not to be confused with the city of Agadir that was destroyed by an earthquake and later rebuilt into a tourist destination, but rather, the traditional buildings that gave the city its name. Throughout southern Morocco are the remnants of what was once a thriving Amazigh (Berber) culture that extended over most of North Africa. Before the arrival…

Fuq Figuig!

One of the definite advantages of living and working in southern Morocco is that any trip north toward greater civilization, be it for leisure or work, generates an opportunity to be creative with the route by which one arrives there. On this particular occasion, being needed in Rabat, I took the opportunity to swing around to the right…

A Tour of Gallipoli (Gelibolu)

Admittedly, I knew very little about Gallipoli (Gelibolu in Turkish). The United States played a negligible role in that particular theater during World War I, so our history doesn’t pay it much mind. Most of what I know about its significance comes from the popular Australian ballad, And the band played Waltzing Matilda. The song is…


Reason 1,843 Why I Love Morocco: No matter what you need, there’s always a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy.

Dar Dyalna, Our Home


Reason 517 Why I Love Morocco: Rules are flexible.

Even though the restaurant closed 15 minutes ago, we’ll make you something to go without annoyance.

You’re the only one going through this baggage scanner late at night? You look honest, go ahead looks you’ve got a train to catch.



Typical dentist sign

Reason 999 Why I Love Morocco: A professional, quality teeth cleaning done by the dentist himself is only $40 and a new ceramic crown is a mere $400. Even better, my insurance should cover most of it.

Albert Camus on the Merits of Travel