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Nov 6, 2011 - Morocco

The final leg of our journey has been 11 days in Morocco before we head home via Cairo and Singapore The latest leg of our journey We flew into Casablanca from Cairo and were picked up by a driver who took us around Morocco. From Casablanca we headed east on a tollway along the coast to Rabat. After one night there we continued on to Fes for two nights including a drive to see the Roman ruins at Volubilis and then Meknes, one of the former capitals of Morocco. From there we headed south through the Atlas Mountains to the edge of the Sahara...

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Oct 31, 2010 - Rabat

Today we drove from Tangier to Rabat, which is the nation’s capital. The drive was long and generally uninteresting. The new part of the city and the approach to it is well laid out with wide roads which are divided down the center with a wide island with palm trees, grass and plantings. It makes a very nice impression. Like elsewhere, there is a lot of new construction going on and this part of the city looks impressive with an exotic architectural flavor. Our riad was in the older part of the city, in the medina. Here the streets are...

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May 10, 2010 - My Typical Work Day

صباح الخير! Good morning! I hope you've all been well over the past few weeks. I'm sorry in advance for the brevity of this note; I've just arrived at work (though as per usual, everyone else is on Moroccan time -- about thirty minutes behind the clock), so I'll have to be going soon. I have had several of you ask what an average day looks like for me here, though, so now that I'm settled in, I'll do my best to walk you through my general schedule. Each morning, I wake up at a bright and early seven am to get ready. I have to light the...

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Mandy's in Morocco

Apr 12, 2010 - Morocco-The Arrival

le 7 avril, 2010 April 7, 2010 مساء الخير! Bonsoir! Good Evening! Welcome to the first chapter of the blog where I'll be sharing with you some of what I anticipate will be a series of many exciting adventures over the course of the next four months. I'm also hoping this will serve as my main way of keeping in touch with my friends and family (you), so please, at any time, feel free to post any questions, comments or concerns (to my loving parents with a high propensity to worry, please minimize the latter :) ) I'm actually preparing this...

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Mandy's in Morocco

Jul 27, 2008 - Rabat, Morocco

July 27 2008 This morning’s breakfast was in the dining room of the Hotel Majestic in Meknes. The dining room is dark and decorated in the original 1930s motif with some minor touch ups here and there. The food was our staple of bread, butter, jam, cheese, and coffee. It was a enjoyable just looking around at the décor and picking out those items that were not original or poor imitations. Once the bread was gone, we climbed 2 flights back to our room and finished packing our bags. When we dropped the key off at the desk, I double checked...

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Feb 20, 2008 - Once upon a time in Africa!

Hello all! I apologize that I haven't sent an update lately- all of this traveling has been keeping me quite busy! In the next few posts I will try to provide substantial updates... The weekend of February 15-17, I ventured South to the grand continent of Africa! Morocco is known for having a little bit of a questionable reputation, and so my friends and I relied upon a tour company to show us the sights. We arrived via ferry in Tangier, Morocco on Friday morning, and traveled by bus to the capital city of Rabat. In Rabat, we perused the...

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Jan 3, 2008 - Rabat

If yesterday was a wet Wednesday it was nothing compared to wet and windy Thursday. It started off slightly grey and damp which was fine for the walk up to Institut Pasteur early this morning. As medical matters go that was one of the least painless and friendly ones I've ever had, the doctors English was only marginally better than my French but she was one of the jolliest people I've met. 10 minutes and I was done, a hole in my arm and a Carte Jaune in my pocket. It was also a seventh of the UK price. I got back so early that I realised...

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Sep 16, 2007 - Rabat Here We Come.

Up at 5:30am because crazy Al thought it was a good idea to catch the early bus. We ended up walking to the bus station since it is Ramadan and not a single taxi was in sight. That just gave us a good 15-minute walk with our packs on to add to our steps for the day. Ramadan has proven to be hard on us since the Muslims fast all day and then look out once it is dark they eat and party and pray until the wee hours in the morning which makes it almost impossible to get some sleep. The noise of the trumpets and drums and megaphone prayers is...

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Aug 1, 2007 - Rabat

Ayer en la tarde llegué a Rabat en tren. Aunque principalmente estoy aquí por una visa para Túnez y porque está en la vía hacia Fes, sí vale la pena conocer la capital actual del reino; en especial su kasba, por su belleza. Que este viaje es de aventura quedó claro cuando en la embajada de Túnez me dijeron que obtener una visa tarda más de una semana. Por supuesto que no puedo esperar ese tiempo en ésta; el tiempo del trámite debe ser más corto en Argel (gracias a Alá obtuve la visa para Argelia en Caracas) y podría invertir unos cinco días...

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Sep 15, 2006 - Rabat

La capital de Marruecos! Es una ciudad bastante ordenada para ser Marruecos....avenidas grandes, edificios gubernamentales pomposos, murallas gigantes, trafico ordenado, etc. Aproveche aqui para sacar la visa a Mali, bastante facil... Fui al kasbah (ciudad amurallada), a la medina, al palacio real, unas ruinas romanas (Sala Colonia) y un museo. La ciudad estuvo colonizada desde los fenicios (S. I a.c.), asi que es bastante antigua. Paseando paseando conoci la mejor pasteleria de Marruecos hasta el momento: Patisserie Chahrazade, 119 Av....

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May 13, 2006 - Rabat

Arrived late this afternoon after long drive from Fez, because Inge was so sick. Visited the town of Meknes on the way, very interesting the Medina was not as old as the one in Fez, Visited the Moulay Ismail mausoleum, one of the very few holy sites in Morocco. This site may be visted by non-Muslims. This evening will be our last night in Morocco, just hope Inge will feel better for the long journey home.

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Feb 20, 2006 - Rabat

Well it is on to Rabat which is on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. The city feels quite westernised in terms of architecture and clothes but there are very few people that can speak English. Everyone in Morocco can speak Arabic with majority speaking French...therefore little English so I have to bring out the hand signals / gestures and my best fourth form French that I did for six weeks...hmmm. As with most Moroccan cities Rabat has a Medina (old city) and a Kasbah (fortress). The city is pretty low key with little hassle for westerners...

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