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Raising Bilingual Children: Should We Go Overseas?
When people ask us what made us decide to move to Morocco, we always give the same answer; for our children to learn Arabic and French. This might not be a priority for everyone but it was important for us. I always felt terrible that my kids couldn’t have... Read more
Moroccan Almond Date Milk
Stop in any patisserie in Morocco and you’ll find a back counter lined with all varieties of fruit. You’ll likely hear the whiz of blenders and frothy cups of thick liquid on the tables. While some patrons sip the infamous avocado smoothie that Morocco is known for, others choose... Read more
Why Dubai Should Be On Your Radar for a Family Vacation
Last week I shared some of my thoughts on where to eat in Dubai. It’s no secret this country is one of the top Islamic countries we’re itching to visit. Beyond the glamour and glitz there’s a zillion reasons why it makes a great destination for families. Beautiful beaches,... Read more
So you Wanna Marry a Moroccan Man?
One of the most often read and commented posts on my website is about assumptions people make when you tell them you married an Arab. I tend to let the comments section just roll as people share their own stories and experiences. Some are good, some are bad. When... Read more
Romantic Ways to Enjoy Marrakech on any Budget
Valentine’s Day is this weekend and it’s got me thinking about romantic ways to enjoy Marrakech. We meet lots of couples visiting for their honeymoon or a vacation away. Whether you’re living here, visiting for a weekend, or for a week there are countless ways to have a memorable... Read more
10 Tips for Visiting Berlin with Kids
In October of last year we decided that we wanted to go somewhere for Christmas. I know what you’re thinking, it’s strange that a Muslim family would want to go somewhere to find Christmas. But, we really missed spending the holiday with my family. We missed the lights, the sights,... Read more
Dining Like a Local in Dubai
Right now a good friend of mine is in Dubai with her family. Being the good friend that I am and with her knowing how often I travel she asked for some suggestions where to eat. Unfortunately we haven’t been to Dubai yet, but I know many people who... Read more
Today is National Crepe Day – did you know there even was such a thing?? Crepes are a favorite in our house. Both of my boys love them for breakfast or snacks. Thanks to the French influence in Morocco it’s very common to find stands selling crepes in nearly... Read more