Reason 1,843 Why I Love Morocco

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. Advertisements Continue reading Reason 1,843 Why I Love Morocco

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Quiçama National Park

This weekend, Nissrine and I joined a group teachers from the school on a safari into Quiçama National Park. The park is about an hour south of the Angolan capital, Luanda. It’s a massive game reserve. Within the center of the park is a group of what seemed like decent, air conditioned bungalows along with a restaurant and bar. All of this overlooks the meandering Kwanza … Continue reading Quiçama National Park

Reason 1,242 Why I Love Morocco

Reason 1,242 Why I Love Morocco: Most neighborhoods, whether in a big city or small town, still adhere to a medina mentality, meaning most daily needs are within only a few blocks. Each small area typically has a butcher, a green grocer, a dry cleaner, a hammam, a baker (or community oven), a barber/hairdresser, at least four cafés, a pharmacy, hardware store, tailor, a dry … Continue reading Reason 1,242 Why I Love Morocco

Reason 1,233 Why I Love Morocco

Reason 1,233 Why I Love Morocco: Everything is possible with WhatsApp—doctor’s appointments, car repair, hotel reservations, fish mongers, taxi pick-ups, you name it. Of course, one must obtain the numbers first, but there’s always a friend of a friend of a friend whose brother knows just the man you need. Continue reading Reason 1,233 Why I Love Morocco

Reason 1,200 Why I Love Morocco

Reason 1,200 Why I Love Morocco: When you’re in a tiny mountain village that’s so small it doesn’t have an ATM (the nearest one is an hour away), and you also want to buy a beautiful, handwoven carpet, but don’t have the funds for both that and the room, the hotel proprietor suggests you just send him the money for both when you get home. Continue reading Reason 1,200 Why I Love Morocco

Reason 1,049 Why Love Morocco

Reason 1,049 Why Love Morocco: The tajine. Not the meal, but the cookware. I’m so integrated at this point that I don’t know how I’ve live my adult years without one. I use it every day. It’s a pressure cooker, a crock-pot, a deep-fryer, popcorn maker, and “microwave” all in one. It’s truly a wonder. Continue reading Reason 1,049 Why Love Morocco

Ouzoud Falls, Reservoir Bin El Ouidane, and the Beni Mellal Region.

The last two years, I’ve spent the Islamic holiday Eid Al-Adha with Moroccan friends and families. For this one, I decided to roam around a bit and see the environs of the Beni Mellal area and maybe find a blind camel. Though I’d been in most every region of Morocco, I had yet to adequately explore the more mountainous areas, which considering Morocco is nearly … Continue reading Ouzoud Falls, Reservoir Bin El Ouidane, and the Beni Mellal Region.