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Moroccan Doors and Ceilings

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My faithful readers know that I love photographing doors. Maybe it is because they do not go anywhere or act shy and do not ask for money for taking their picture. Many of the place I have been have magnificent, ornate, inviting doors. Morocco sure did. Morocco also had exquisitely ornate ceilings. The use of mosaic tiles to lift your […]

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Moroccan Jewish History

Every city we visited had a Mellah. A Mellah is the Jewish quarter. In case you are in doubt, yes Morocco is a Muslim country. But the Jewish faith has existed here for 2000 years.  As it always seems to do, it has had tribulations and survived and prospered. The Jews in Morocco date back to early Berber tribes and manged […]

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Essaouira Morocco

Before The Coast, There Are the Goats!   Ok so why am I starting this post with a photo of some goats? Well, I’ll tell ya. Halfway between Marrakesh and Essaouira (I’ll help you pronounce that later) the traveler passes through a large forest of argan trees. Yeah, so? Well argan oil has become a major part of the economy of […]

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The High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

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I love mountains. My wife prefers sea level. For one day, I got my way. Well, she probably just objected to that dumb statement. Let us just say I wanted to go into the Atlas mountains, and we did. I wanted to see where the Berbers settled. I wanted to see what was left of Berber culture before it is […]

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Marrakesh Express!

A few months ago my wonderful wife suggested a trip to Morocco. I smiled and said two words “Marrakesh Express”. Just a great song by CS&N and something I always wanted to do. Take the train from Casablanca going south Blowing smoke rings from the corners of my mouth. We actually boarded the train in Fez. We passed through farmland, […]

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Morocco, For the Clear Moroccan Skies

After two weeks in Holland in the middle of wettest and coldest spring they had had in “106 years”, carrying my death of cold, I was ready for dry hot desert air. Morocco was just the place. As is our norm, we flew Qatar Airways. There are certain advantages to staying loyal to an airline. We could have taken AirArabia, […]

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