Morocco travel tips

Since we’ve finally left the country, I figured I’d put together my Morocco travel tips for folks.  Morocco is truly an amazing place (but not for food), and I really believe that it should be on everyone’s must-see list.  Out of the 12 countries we’ve been to as a family, Morocco is way up on the list of my favorite places.  Tigger doesn’t share my fondness for Morocco, but I can appreciate that as...

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The Perspective of Travel
Jan11

The Perspective of Travel

Travel often gives us a unique perspective on things.  The longer you spend in an area, especially if you’re mingling with locals, the more that perspective grows. Morocco has given me some unique perspectives. I never voiced this to anyone, but I was a bit nervous coming here.  Not just because of the language limitations.  While I have friends and connections who are Muslim, I’ve never been to a mostly Muslim area...

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Let’s Chat About Moroccan Food
Dec26

Let’s Chat About Moroccan Food

I love good food, and I love Morocco. So one might think that I’d be in seventh heaven. After all, doesn’t Moroccan food sound exotic? You can just imagine the flavors from strange spices and seasonings, right?  Well, I’m going to have to burst that bubble. Basically, Moroccan food sucks. Sure, a nice tajine or couscous sounds delightful. As does my favorite dish, b’stella. I love quickly breaking the powdered...

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A Letter to Morocco
Dec21

A Letter to Morocco

Dear Maroc, I hope it’s okay to call you that. I know it’s only been 2 months, but I feel like we’ve shared enough to be on a more personal basis. May I just start by saying how much you confuse and amaze me?  I’m pretty adept at picking up on cultures and things, and well, every time I think I’ve got you nailed down you laugh a little and surprise me.  Good for you! One thing has really struck me about...

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Essaouira, breaking from the chaos of Morocco
Dec07

Essaouira, breaking from the chaos of Morocco

Morocco is an amazing country.  It challenges you, amazes you, stuns you, and brings you through so many other emotions.  After time in Tangier, Marrakech, and other areas, like Fes, it’s important to go to other places to get a feel for the less chaotic side of this north African country.  After a few days in Marrakech, we were ready for the coast, and we headed to the coastal town of Essaouira (pronounced sah-wee-rah)....

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In the midst of culture clash
Nov30

In the midst of culture clash

In my former working life, one of the things I was well known for in the medical community of Colorado was being a cultural consultant.  I regularly taught and presented at conferences, groups, committees, etc., on issues of multiculturalism in health care.  I try to be very respectful of cultural differences.  When we’re in a new environment, I try very hard to respect the culture of that area, even if I personally find a...

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