Category Archives: Africa

Morocco’s deep Jewish roots: Who knew?

As mentioned, my knowledge of Morocco before visiting consisted of a few scenes from Casablanca — a pretend location. In other words, nothing. So it’s no surprise that I had no idea that this Islamic country also has deep Jewish … Continue reading

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Morocco: Have these awesome Roman ruins all to yourself

Not far from Fes is a place that’s even older. So what could be more ancient than a city that’s more than 1,000 years old? A once-mighty town that dates back well before Christ, to the Roman Empire: Volubilis. Gorgeous — … Continue reading

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Morocco: Some secrets about Moroccan oil

So I brought my Moroccan oil for my crazy hair to Morocco with me. I don’t travel anywhere without it because every day is a potentially bad hair day.   Looks pretty cool in my cool bathroom in Fes, no? … Continue reading

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Fes, Morocco: Party like it’s 900 A.D.

It’s not everyday that you can walk through a gate and walk back more than 1,000 years in time. To a city with thousands of alleys, way too narrow for its residents — nearly 1 million of them — to … Continue reading

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Morocco: A meal almost worth dying for

After a deep sleep in a dream of a place, I’m back. In Fes, Morocco. Writing with the sound of evening Islamic prayers drifting through the partially open-air roof of the place I’m staying at. In December. Yep.  No central heating. I’m … Continue reading

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Ready to embark on magic carpet ride to Morocco

Mere days ago, I was walking around with a vicious sinus condition and fever of 103.4. This was after I went to the doctor, and I was told that even though I didn’t get a flu shot, it wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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A look back to memorable visit to Mandela’s beloved homeland

With the passing of Nelson Mandela, a look back at the day I visited the grim place where he did hard time — a prison cell cut off from the rest of the world. A place that’s easy to visit. … Continue reading

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