Our Life in Marrakech: 6 Month Update

6 Month Update Life in Marrakech

It’s been six months now since we moved to Morocco full-time. Some days it feels a lot longer. Some days it seems like no time has passed. So many things are different but as the weeks pass I see less and less of those differences. It takes the eyes of someone whose never been here […]

Applying for a Carte Sejour {Residency} in Morocco

carte sejour

Ah, the carte sejour. It conjurs up the horror of bureaucratic nightmares, long hours spent in lines, and filling out form after form of personal information. If you’re not familiar with this process let me explain. In Morocco, tourists who do not require an entry visa, are permitted to stay for up to 90 days. […]

How Moving to Morocco is Like a Carnival “Fun” House

how moving to morocco is like a carnival fun house

I’ve been wanting to write this post before we even moved to Morocco and now, almost 5 months after we’ve moved, I think I can do the topic justice. How I first thought of this was when we were preparing our boxes to be shipped here. While this was going on we had some other […]

Our Life in Marrakech: December Update

Learning Darija

It’s been almost four months since we moved to Marrakech, and I haven’t done an update post on day-to-day life since October! Lots has been happening since then.  I think that we’ve finally settled down into a normal life, a new-normal life.  I’m happy to report that my surgery was very successful and I am […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving as an Expat

Thanksgiving Abroad

  Last week was American Thanksgiving, and the first holiday we celebrated out of the US. I spent most of the day making all of the staples, roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and apple pies. The boys didn’t really realize it was Thanksgiving, because of course it wasn’t mentioned […]

Great African Adventure: Kenya

Great African Safari Kenya

As soon as I began to tell people we were moving to Morocco, a country in North Africa, I was almost immediately asked about various wildlife; lions, elephants, tigers etc. Most people were surprised to discover Morocco has none of these. This wasn’t “Africa” to them.  There is a very singular understanding in the US […]