Author Archives: Oh, the Places We See

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!

Just hold your nose and go: The Fez Tanneries

Moroccan leather doesn’t just happen to be colorful, soft, and naturally dyed.  That’s just how we, the consumers, find it.  The real process of softening/dyeing/drying is labor-intensive, to say the least.  But thanks to the families who continue to do … Continue reading

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Staring at storks on summer’s day in Volubilis, Morocco

Even if you’ve never heard of Volubilis, it’s a place we’d put on anyone’s must-see list for Morocco. With an idyllic setting akin to fields of green, Volubilis is a place to breathe deeply and listen carefully to sounds of … Continue reading

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Seen and Noted 2018: Our Most Viewed Posts of the Year

It was about this time last year that those nice folks at Gallivance (Terri and James Vance) published Best of the Blog: The Top 10 Faves, and ever since then, we’ve wondered what you, our readers, would find fascinating among … Continue reading

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Best Doors of 2018: Chefchaouen, Morocco

In looking back at 2018 — as Norm who has created a series of posts called Thursday Doors asked bloggers to do this week — we can’t help but post photos of a town in Morocco we put high up … Continue reading

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Glamping in Erg Chebbi or How We Rode Camels in the Sahara

If you’d told us six months ago that we’d be riding camels in the Sahara, we would have replied, “You’ve got the wrong people for that.”  After all, we had done just that at the Knoxville Zoo atop a mangy, … Continue reading

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Creepin’ out in McClellanville

I’ve saved this story until Halloween, but I’ve thought of it several times since this past summer.  Each July, we leave our hometown of Knoxville to vacation at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, for a week.  On the way home, we … Continue reading

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The Hollywood of Morocco: Ouarzazate

Touring Morocco isn’t just seeing mosques in the cities and sand dunes in the Sahara.  A day spent in Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert to the east of Marrakech, will have you walking where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food: West End Market, Cleveland, Ohio

We’re taking a break from writing about the colorful country of Morocco to share with you some American colors that made our hearts (and stomachs) skip a beat.  After checking off a bucket list destination — the Rock and Roll … Continue reading

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Beautiful dilemmas: Rug shopping in Marrakech

You see them from rooftop restaurants . . . and you pass them by on your way in and out of the medina . . . but there’s nothing like a couple of hours being courted by salesmen in a … Continue reading

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Best Foot Forward: Woodworking in Marrakech and Fes

Nothing stops you in your tracks while wandering in and around Marrakech like this sight:  a man turning wood with nothing more than a sharp blade and his feet!  Yes, you may wince a bit looking at these pictures.  We … Continue reading

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