Sounds of Morocco: the Adnan

Middle Atlas, Morocco One of the first things that many non-Muslims who visit Muslim countries notice are the frequent calls to prayer, known as the Adnan in Morocco (often called the adhan, as well).  On[…]

Moroccan juxtaposition.

Tangier, Morocco Getting ready to write up a guest post for Amanda at  Going through my photos of Tangier, I came across a few pics of one of my most guffaw-inducing moments.   Rachid[…]

Morocco: City of the Dead

Rissani, Morocco Among all of the amazing experiences in Morocco that I've been savoring (and oddly reluctant to share), the final day of camel trekking ranks right at the top.  It started with waking up[…]

Video: chewing camel

Erg Chebbi, Morocco   That is to say, the camel was chewing.  I was not chewing on a camel.  (I imagine they are a bit sandy.)     OMG, camels RULE!    

A virtual day in Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco Today's post is by Amanda of MarocMama.  She's been answering many of my questions about Morocco both in the comments of TourAbsurd and by email.  I am really grateful for all her help![…]

Morocco Prep 2: The New ‘Do

Cork, Ireland I let my hair get longer than usual because I was using it for insulation.  Despite the weather difference, more women in Ireland have short hair than women in Italy.  I prefer short,[…]

Morocco prep: camel sketch

23 Feb. 2011 Cork, Ireland Looking forward to my trip to Morocco in March.  Fellow travel blogger, Phil (from, has a thing for drawing camels — and for getting others to do likewise.  I[…]