Rural Road Safety

Though my town is relatively small, it has a serious road safety problem because of a major highway that runs straight through its middle. Traditionally a group of villages spread throughout the oasis that surrounds what used to be a river—but that is now dry most of the year—much of the town has grown to envelope the thoroughfare. “Centre,” as it is called, is where one find the regional … Continue reading Rural Road Safety

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

America has a demand economy. Not only is there is tremendous demand for new products, but we demand them immediately. In search of the almighty dollar, US business tends to neglect the humanity of people it employs. Morocco still maintains a somewhat relaxed attitude toward commerce, at least in rural settings. Though adjusting my American attitude has been challenging, I find the respect for the … Continue reading Is it open? An informal guide to small Moroccan towns.