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Travel Blogs from Rabat
... inspiring, and overwhelming - all the time.
Dunia is still fresh in my head, and I managed to get a few of her poems translated - I'll be posting them soon.
I'm nostalgic about this moment - having the time to sit down in a red room with red pillows and red curtains pulled around the edges of an open window with the market below bustling, and write. I get to write, I get to close this computer when I'm finished, pull on a sweater and my shoes, and ...
... s still strange to wake up in North Africa ...
... creates a sense of beauty within destruction. A sense of hope.
If I had to sum up Morocco in a word, I would first throw a fit, then say,
There is much to learn, and the more I learn the less I understand. The coming months are like the walls of the Medina de Rabat - intimidating, confusing, beautiful and above all, hopeful.
08 Nov 2013
Malaga to Casablanca and Rabat
Our early flight out of Malaga to Casablanca went just fine except sitting in the incredibly uncomfortable chairs at the Madrid airport during our lay-over gave both John and I back aches. They should have taken a page from Gaudi about design. Passport control in Casablanca was ridiculous. John and I have a talent for picking the longest, slowest line and ...
... a bend in the road appearing as a huge walled fortress, but once inside the site was smaller than appearances, but entirely impressive.
The primary ruins consisted of a large stone and tile minaret (dominated by a stork's nest complete with stork) and the sanctuary, which consisted of a maze of tombs and ruins that were once a mosque and monastery. The mosque featured a beautiful mihrab (the tall structure inside a mosque that indicates the direction of ...