Peace Corps

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Reason 604 Why I Love Morocco: A man can look definitively masculine despite wearing what the West might see as a dress.

Tangier, Tanger, Tanja, طنجة

Chefchaouen

Am I A Tourist?

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Reason 501 Why I Love Morocco: Unlike most of the West, where even eye contact is rare, you’re virtually guaranteed a salutary response, even from total strangers if you bother to make an attempt. Salamu walaykum.

Seaside

Melilla

Is it open? An informal guide to small Moroccan towns.

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Hard at work

Hard at work

Reason 742 Why I love Morocco: It’s difficult to find an audience for complaining. The general consensus is “everything is as it should be.”

The other day, it was 110°F/45°C. As I went about doing my errands suffering and complaining to locals about the temperature, every response was, “Thank God for the heat.”

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Reason 318 Why I Love Morocco: Many people I meet for the first time while walking around insist I stay with them next time I’m in town.