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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Life on a Moroccan Oasis
Nov26

Life on a Moroccan Oasis

I’ve had several people ask me about what our life is like on this Moroccan oasis.  As you can imagine, being so remote doesn’t create a lot of opportunities for “entertainment” and activities.  In my last post, I discussed the challenges of Morocco and what a typical shopping trip into town is like.  I figured, though, I’d share a slice of our typical daily life. Either the rooster has stopped crowing,...

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Being Challenged in Morocco
Nov23

Being Challenged in Morocco

Morocco has brought us some challenges.  Which is a good thing really.  No, seriously. When we were preparing to leave Mexico, some people asked me why we were so eager to leave.  We did love it there and had met some wonderful people.  But I hungered to be challenged.  Some might wonder if being a single parent and traveling with your child as full-time nomads isn’t enough of a challenge.  Well, I suppose so, but Tigger and I...

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Wonderful Marrakech
Nov21

Wonderful Marrakech

If you’ve traveled a lot, you know that while each place is unique in its own way, there are a lot of similarities among them.  Honduras and Guatemala have different cultures and a different mix of indigenous people, but there isn’t a lot that separates them really.  If someone was to show you photos of both places, you might not be able to distinguish them easily. As I’ve said before, Morocco is . . . extremely...

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Going from Tangier to Marrakech
Nov19

Going from Tangier to Marrakech

You’ve made it to Tangier and, hopefully, made it across the border more easily than we did.  Now you have your eyes set on exotic Marrakech.  Wonderful!  Just know that going from Tangier to Marrakech can be its own adventure.  But, doing almost anything in Morocco can be an adventure to be honest. Flights within Morocco are quite expensive, so unless you’re traveling on a fat budget, your 2 main options for getting from...

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The many faces of Morocco
Nov16

The many faces of Morocco

We’ve been in Morocco for over two weeks so far.  We’re currently ensconced in our lovely home on an oasis in the middle of the desert just outside of the small town of Guelmim, and we’ll be here for about 2 months.  We’re doing a housesit for a Swedish expat couple.  We’re taking care of their home, garden, dog, and some chickens and rabbits. While getting to Morocco was an adventure in its own right, I...

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