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Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Africa, Morocco, Photo Diary, Photos

Photo Diary: Moroccan Views

When I moved to Morocco I was expecting to live in the desert and see camels everywhere. Call me naive – I call myself optimistic. I love the desert and I love camels. But in reality, what I found in Morocco was a varity of landscapes and cityscapes – all unexpected. The Northern part of the country is lush green rolling hills, while just East of Marrakech are mountains with high peaks and deep valleys. Here are some Moroccan Views:

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Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Africa, Morocco, Top 5 Favourites, Travel Info

Top 5 Favourites: Morocco Edition

I was in Morocco for 2 months. I was working during my time. I was able to take the slow approach to learning about the people and the culture of Morocco. When I came to Morocco, I only had a vague idea of what was drawing me to this country, begging for me to experience it. After the 2 months time, I’ve been able to make a sound judgement, on what exactly it is I love about this country. Here are my top 5 favourites: Morocco edition.

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Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Africa, Morocco

A Farewell Moroccan Feast

In lieu of me leaving Morocco, ok actually, in lieu of the other intern working with me at Peacock Pavilions family visiting, which happened to coincide with the time I was leaving; We had a fabulous Moroccan meal to celebrate. Celebrate their arrival to Marrakech, Morocco, not my departure. Or maybe they were celebrating that. Either way, we had a feast, the drinks were pretty, the food was constructed beautifully, and the dessert was melt in your mouth delicious.

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Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Africa, Eat, Morocco, Travel Info

Moroccan Cooking I: To Market We Go

Being in Morocco is my first time being in Africa. Everything was new. Everything was Exciting. But mostly – everything was Delicious. So I found a cooking school, Souk Cuisine, signed myself up, and was ready to expand my worldly cooking knowledge (Really the lack there of). First up was the Market tour; Spices, Vegetables, and Bargaining like a Berber.

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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Africa, Explore, Morocco, Photo Diary, Photos, Travel Info

Photo Diary: Inspiring Colours of the Jardin Majorelle

There once was an Artist named Jacques Majorelle. If his name didn’t give it away, he is a French artist. He travelled the world before settling in Marrakech, Morocco in 1923. With his passion for botany and his artistic talents, he created the Jardin Majorelle, and he opened this marvel to the public in 1947. Enter the colourful and inspiring world of the Jardin Majorelle.

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Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Africa, Morocco

Essa-where? Essaouira!

On the coast of Morocco is a city that I struggled to pronounciate: Essaouira. Essa-where? Pronounced Ess-ah-where-ah. Oh Right. Essaouira. This Berber name translates to “The Wall“, and that is exactly what you will find; a hill walls fortifying the city. But this place is more than The Wall, it is a quaint coastal town, with welcoming breezes off the ocean. Essaouira is a charming one.

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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Africa, Explore, Morocco, Travel Info

Battle of the Koran Schools in Marrakech Morocco

Battle of the Koran Schools in Marrakech Morocco

There are 2 Koran schools in Marrakech, Morocco. One is new and active; kids come every day to learn Arabic and gain a deeper understanding of the Koran. The second is the old Koran School, named Ben Yousef Medersa, which is inactive and is used solely as a tourist attraction. So who wins the battle for coolest Koran School?

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