Essaouira

After three months in site, it was nice to head out for some away time. The three months of mandatory integration was fascinating and fulfilling. We met innumerable amazing people who brought us into their homes and offered us friendship. But, Morocco is a large and diverse country, so I’ve been chomping at the bit to see more of it. While Erika returned to site … Continue reading Essaouira

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Essaouira (الصويرة‎), Part 2

It’s only been eight months, but I’ve already been many places throughout Morocco. It is a beautiful country with tremendous variety in geography. Thus far, my absolute favorite place is the lovely coastal town of Essaouira. It has a nice blend of history and newness. One can just as easily wander the inner city or kite surf on the beach. It is both large city and … Continue reading Essaouira (الصويرة‎), Part 2

Rupea Citadel

Erika likes to tease me that there are trigger words on brown road signs that she knows will spark my interest. Foremost among them is “fortification.” Anything big and old, I find fascinating. Yesterday, while driving from Sighișoara back to Brașov (this time via the highway) we past brown sign after brown sign that said “fortificata,” but we were on a timeline, so without a preview, it … Continue reading Rupea Citadel