An Extreme Border Crossing

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Trapped in the Jewish Quarter (Marrakech Travel Story – Part 2)

I stuck out my sweaty 10 dirham. “Thank you.” He shook his head. “No, no. Thank you, but it’s free. This is your place to explore.” Then, as if it was the most casual selection in the world, he pointed to a market stall at our left. He picked up a spice and began showing … More Trapped in the Jewish Quarter (Marrakech Travel Story – Part 2)

Trapped in the Jewish Quarter (Marrakech – Travel Story)

Moroccan cities and their markets, like many across North Africa and the Middle East, are notoriously difficult to navigate without receiving unwanted attention. Failing that – on the off-chance you’d be lucky enough to meander through without a trader blocking your path – they are tricky to navigate, full stop. Moroccan soukhs are almost, by … More Trapped in the Jewish Quarter (Marrakech – Travel Story)

Where you shouldn’t ride a camel in Morocco (Travel Story)

Las Palmerais. Look at that. I mean, once you’re over the confusion of how to pronounce it (or if you’ve ignored that element altogether), it still looks and sounds like a mighty fine word. French rather than Arabic, the word might be tinged with a hint of colonialism, but it’s still impressive. Add to that … More Where you shouldn’t ride a camel in Morocco (Travel Story)