Category Archives: Travel

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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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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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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Memories of Marrakech: Getting around.

We’re people watchers (especially when we travel), fascinated by how people work, worship, and live in countries other than our own.  And in Marrakech, how people move from one place to another was in stark contrast to how we get … Continue reading

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Memories of Marrakech: Mats at Koutoubia

  Since we love the brevity and pop of Instagram, we’ve decided to share — in short bursts of photography — a few images that have stayed with us after a visit to the colorful, exotic city of Marrakech in … Continue reading

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Party on the Plaza: Morocco’s Jemaa el-Fnaa

If you enjoyed seeing the Marrakech medina — that dizzy meld of colorful goods in tiny shops — then you’ll love passing through the giant plaza to get there.  But caution:  you’ll stop and stare. A lot. The name, Jemaa el-Fnaa … Continue reading

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Morocco’s Cat Fetish

Furry felines flourish in Morocco.  And maybe they have for years.  Not sure about the history of it all, but everywhere we went, there was another cat — or two or three or so. One guide told our group in … Continue reading

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