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Eyes Upon Gibraltar (Part 2) – Tangier, Morocco

Eyes Upon Gibraltar (Part 2) – Tangier, Morocco

Unless a place has a reputation for being rainy, a bit of precipitation and gray clouds can dramatically transform one’s experience and turn expectations upside down. For most, rain is a negative force that disrupts plans for sightseeing and pulls the plug on otherwise sunny vacation photo-ops. It can, however, present an opportunity to absorb […]

Tranquility at Aïn-Sahla Inn

Tranquility at Aïn-Sahla Inn

Our busses rolled onto a narrow dirt road not long after the sun went down. If the Friouato Caves near Taza seemed remote, we found ourselves spending the night in further obscurity at an inn called Aïn-Sahla tucked away in a small village off of the paved highway winding around the Middle Atlas mountains. With […]

Eyes Upon Gibraltar – Tangier, Morocco

Eyes Upon Gibraltar – Tangier, Morocco

As my bus pulled further and further out of and away from the lively, green hills of Chefchaouen, the skies turned progressively grayer. In the next town over, fruit stand owners began closing up shop, prodding their cattle along to avoid getting caught in the impending rain. By the time I reached Tangier, it appeared […]

Landscapes and Paparazzi in the Middle Atlas Mountains

Landscapes and Paparazzi in the Middle Atlas Mountains

It just so happened that my arrival in Meknes coincided with a trip to the Middle Atlas Mountains organized by the Flagship Program that my friend Bobby was studying Arabic under. After a short night of catching up with one another, we woke up much earlier than I normally prefer and sleepily boarded a rickety […]

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