Category Archives: Morocco

Souvenirs

We aren’t big shoppers. We don’t have a lot of stuff. When we travel we like to bring home reminders of a different kind. We collect receipts, train tickets, bottle tops, basically anything that we get along the way. When we get home it becomes a collage. Below are some examples.

This one is from our most recent trip to Morocco ..read more

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A Summing Up

Our final days in Madrid were spent wisely.  Butchering the Spanish language.  Sometimes receiving warm smiles in return.  Sometimes receiving gruff service from busy women in coffee shops. Wandering the neighborhoods.  Sitting in the Buen Retiro (hard chill out park).

Fulfilling every creepy high school boy and girl’s (both of us included) bedroom wall poster dream by seeing Bosch’s The Garden ..read more

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Before and after crossing

Tangier has a crazy history as a melting pot/no man’s land/bohemian paradise/seedy port.  That history seems to be getting harder to find as developers build frantically trying to take advantage of its Atlantic on the one side, Mediterranean on the other-ness.

Never fear, it’s still a little seedy. And it’s still got a medina with an old crumbling Portuguese castle and ..read more

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Northward

First off, here is picture of the unrelenting desert sun. 4th straight day over 100. You are really awesome Marrakech, but you are hot.

To keep cool we went to Yves Saint Laurent’s house.  He’s got sweet gardens full of cacti and palm trees and flowers and water.  We learned (among other things) that British people call “turtles” “terrapins.”

In the afternoon, ..read more

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Marrakesh Local

It’s hard to move quickly here.  There’s so much to see and so many people talking to you.  Eventually, you slow down a bit, look a little closer, buy some things, explain to the man in the shop on the corner that you don’t hate him but that you’re from the East Coast of America where it’s not polite to ..read more

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