My First Trip to the Public Bath House

Ready to drop all shame? No point in being modest at the hammam, or Turkish-style public bath house, where all from young to old, rich to poor, bathe together, and let it all hang lose. In public. Thats right, all. While Western-style showers are becoming more common and available in Moroccan homes, the traditional way … Continue reading My First Trip to the Public Bath House

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How You Know It’s Eid Al Adha in Morocco…

Eid Al Adha, something like the equivalent of Muslim Christmas in Morocco, is a major holiday celebrated at the end of the lunar year. Filled with feasting, and a little gore,  it is a celebration of the story of Ibrahim (or Abraham, if you are Christian) who sacrificed a sheep for his son. In honor … Continue reading How You Know It’s Eid Al Adha in Morocco…

An American In Morocco: Funny Cultural Adjustments

Morocco, as you may have guessed it, hosts quite a different culture than that of the US, or any other place I have been. While I've only been here just over a week, I thought I'd share some of the immediate (and more laughable) culture shocks. The Call To Prayer. Also known as Adhan, the … Continue reading An American In Morocco: Funny Cultural Adjustments