Thomas Stanley

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

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Reason 531 Why I Love Morocco: Midnight rides through the desert on a darkened bus enables an incredible view of the stars and moon without clouds or light pollution.

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Reason 3,333 Why I Love Morocco: Previously neglected foods are now main staples. i have eaten, or drank, more dates, olives, watermelon, oranges, eggs, fish, okra, tea, wine, couscous, honey, mint, and mutton in the last 5 years here than I did the whole 45 years before coming.

Albufeira

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moroccan oranges

Moroccan oranges at a local market

Reason 3,042 Why I Love Morocco: Orange season is long, abundant, and delicious.

Bruges

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A fairly typical entry changing area

Reason 1,037 Why I Love Morocco: For $8 I can have a day at the spa (hammam) complete with a man who washes me, scrubs me, then gives me a soap massage.

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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.

Rupea Citadel

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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.

Ksar El Kebir