Casablanca and Marrakech

I just got back from my last weekend excursion: Casablanca and Marrakech! I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking, because some things you just have to see. We left Saturday morning and drove to Casablanca, spending the morning touring the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in the country, and the seventh largest […]

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Ramadan

One of the five pillars of Islam is called Sawm, which is fasting during Ramadan. It’s a month during which Muslims go without food or drink while the sun is up. It actually goes beyond that to include impure thoughts, smoking, and acts of violence. Muslims are also supposed to reflect on their relationship with […]

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The city of Chefchaouen

Tangier and Chefchaouen

Another great weekend excursion. This past weekend we went to Tangier and Chefchaouen, North of Rabat. We left Saturday morning, and traveled a few hours to reach Chefchaouen, which is in a very mountainous area. The roads leading to it are twisty and bumpy, but the view when you arrive is amazing. The city sits […]

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Sahara Desert

I got to ride a camel. This past weekend we went to the Sahara Desert. We left Friday, driving Southwest. As we drove, the scenery changed more and more. The colors of the countryside were tan and rocky one moment, then next green and lush. We spent the night at a hotel in Midelt, but […]

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