Posts from the ‘Morocco’ category

Name These Fruits (or Vegetables)

Feeling adventurous, Julie bought these at the vegetable souk today. We have no idea what they are. Do you (click for bigger legume action)? I’ve included…

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A Big Box o’ Cuteness

I interrupt your Wednesday with this insane cuteness. Yes, that’s a big box of kittens (super-size the cuteness) Taken near our house in Essaouira. There’s another…

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What Does the Muezzin Say During the Call to Prayer?

Here in Morocco, we hear the adhan or call to prayer five times a day. For me, they are to Morocco what the church bells were…

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Stylists and Haircuts I Have Known

Ages 0 to 5: I have no idea. Ages 6 to 12: Barber that my father went to in Park Royal mall. He’s still there, apparently.…

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Shopping, Buying et Une Rallonge

In Moroccan medinas, there’s a store every ten feet. They’re packed in like stalls at Playland. Or the average North American mall, if each store had…

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A Couple Photos of Essaouira

It’s a busy day, so I’m fobbing you off with a couple of photos from our Essaouira photos. Yes, there are quite a few gulls at…

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Why Are So Many Italian Men Such Chotches? Is It Evolution?

When walking alone through the medina here in Essaouira, Julie occasionally gets unwanted male attention. It’s low-key and harmless, and comes with the territory. It’s not…

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Stupid Tourists, Or How to Dress Appropriately in Morocco

Caution: travel snobbery and tourist judgment ahead. So we’ve been living in Essaouira for about three weeks now. It’s a tourist-friendly town on the coast, and…

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