• Color Me Blue, Majorelle Blue, in Marrakech

    Lush. Cool. Blue. It the middle of Marrakech’s torrid heat and swirling chaos is a place best described as an oasis by those three short words above. The Jardin Majorelle, or Majorelle Garden, was built as the private residence of painter…

  • Jemaa el-Fna Square, Marrakech

    One of the best and worst parts of Marrakech is Jemaa el-Fna square, right at the very center of the city. It’s chaotic and crazy. In the daytime it’s practically a barren wasteland of wide open space with only the…

  • The Cats of Morocco

    If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know that I’m a cat person, as are the people with whom I travel (David, my mother, even our friends). So it’s no surprise that in Morocco, I…

  • On Being Conflicted; Morocco

    “Morocco is like a tree nourished by roots deep in the soils of Africa which breathes through foliage rustling to the winds of Europe.” King Hassam II of Morocco Morocco. Just the name evokes images of exotic markets filled with…