Our Apartment in Essaouira, Morocco
Essaouira is a small seaport city founded in the 7th century. Essaouira is a place known for traditional Gnawa music, artisans of all types, artists, wonderful medina with narrow streets, beautiful beach, ancient remparts, and so much. We came for the Gnawa 2019 Music Festival but found so much more. Essaouira is a place that one learns to love by the day. That said we decided to stay a while longer and share our experience of moving into our new apartment above the Atlantic Ocean. Click on "Nulla Music" above to enjoy the 2019 Gnawa Music Festival!
Tafraout, Morocco, May 2019
Ten days in the small town of Tafraout (Tafraoute) opened our lives to the beauty of the Berber people living here in the Valley of Amlen. In the ancient rock formations on all sides of Tafraout we saw impressions of wise elders, a lions head, Buddha, turtles, birds, and so many more. Tafraout is filled with surprises for visitors from the outside world. We loved our meals together and afternoon jam sessions with the team at Garage Chez Mohamed Farih. Delicious fresh picked watermelon! The people here are generous and charming. They welcomed us to their small town in the Anti-Atlas Mountains and we thank our new friends for all the good days spent together.
Village of Khamlia, Morocco, April 2019
Erg Chigaga, Sahara, Morocco, April 2019
A must see!
Fes, Morocco, March 2019
Fez (Arabic), or Fes (French), is an ancient city and old capital of Morocco. It is also the second largest city and cultural center of the country. Visiting this city changed our perspective on the world and expanded our understanding of history. The simple fact that the oldest continuing university in the world, founded by a Muslim woman, sits in the center of the Medina is a clue to why Fez is a place to visit. Enjoy!
Chefchaouen, Morocco, March 2019
The Blue City in the Riff Mountains is a different world of its own. Everyday experience of walking to the Souk, or having mint tea in the Medina, or listening to the different languages of people around us reaffirmed our motto—the more we see the less we know! Enjoy!
Tangier, Morocco, March 2019
Hello Tangiers! Many decades ago we spent 4 months in Africa--Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau. We are super excited to be back! Enjoying our time soaking up the new cultures, music, food, mint tea, languages, and much more. Looking forward to the couscous and tajines!
Hola Africa! Tangier Morocco!
On March 10, 2019, we began our travel in Morocco! We will miss Spain. We meet so many wonderful people who confirm our beliefs in the beauty of humanity. This morning we sat on the driveway, coffee in hand, sharing stories with fellow travelers and Moroccans.