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Marrakech

The last stop on our camel caravan route through Morocco, sans camels. Marrakech embodies all the romance Americans yearn for when visiting Morocco. The sumptuous riads, the diverse streets of […]
Marrakech

Essaouira

What is going on with those goats?!? How do they get up there? And it looks like they’ll fall getting down!! Well it has to do with argon nuts–the nut […]
Essaouira

The Atlas Mountains

Climbing high into the Atlas Mountains, we passed traditional Berber homes built of stones and mud. The dwellings cling to the side of the mountains, and it’s hard to imagine […]
The Atlas Mountains

Fez

Negotiating for a mosaic piece, the man asked where I would be shipping the piece. I said “Idaho.” He said “you don’t know?!?” Whenever anyone asks where we’re from, the […]
Fez

Tangier

Tangier’s old Medina couldn’t be more different than Casablanca’s Medina. In fact, Casablanca in general seems grimy, if I’m honest. And Tangier seems spit-shined and ready for church. I didn’t […]
Tangier

Casablanca

Casablanca is the business capital of Morocco. A quarter of the population live here–10,000,000 people! So it’s not romantically inclined, as you might assume from the movie of the same […]
Casablanca

Abu Simbel

This morning we rose at 4:00 a.m. to travel to southernmost Egypt bordering on Sudan. I watched the moon set–which was almost as gorgeous as the setting sun! Abu Simbel […]
Abu Simbel