Towering grace

Its size gave us the impression that we were near but it took us some time to walk across the massive and extremely windy open space before we got close to the Hassan II Mosque. The mosque is one of the few in Morocco that allows non-Muslims entry and while my friends and I didn’t... Continue Reading →


This happened more than twice as I walked around town. Local: "konnichiwa" Me: I continue to walk Local: “ni-hao” I continue to walk. Local: Starts to follow me “Konnichiwa” Me: “I’m not Japanese” Local: “No Japan? Chinois?” Me: I try to keep from smiling. “Not Chinese” Local: "Asiatique?” Me: “ Yes. Filipino” Local: Puzzled, slows down. Me: I look back, smiling as I... Continue Reading →

Humpy Bumpy

I have always wanted to ride a camel in the Desert. The time finally came in M’hamid, a small village in the edge of the Sahara. Our group leader said the ride would take an hour through desert oases and tiny villages before we transfer to 4WD's that will take us further out to the... Continue Reading →

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