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Great African Adventure: Kenya

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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. …

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Guest Post: Expat High School in Morocco

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Today I am sharing a guest post from Catherine, a high school junior that is spending the year studying in Rabat. I am in awe of her bravery and excitement …

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Living in Morocco: Income

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The number one comment/question people ask when they find out we’ve moved to Morocco is, “I/We would love to do that but I’m not sure how we can afford it/find …

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Schools Around the World: Morocco

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Today’s post is written for inclusion in the Multicultural Blogging Carnival “Schools Around The World,” hosted by The Educators’ Spin On It. Next week stop by and find out about schools …

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Afghani Chicken Pulao

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Earlier this week I made an Afghani inspired chicken pulao dish that was a delicious hit.  Truth be told, before we moved to Washington DC in 2007, I had never …

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Moroccan Lamb and Fig Tajine

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A few months ago we went to have dinner at Ksar Essaoussan in Marrakech. It’s a riad that has been remade into a restaurant, and unlike many riads here, has …

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Homemade Sea Salt Soft Pretzels

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Last week K casually came to me and asked, “Mom, can you make some Lego marshmallows, please?” Lego marshmallows? What are those?  I promised him that I would look online …

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Cheddar Garlic Goat Cheese-Its

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Here’s the funny thing about recipe writing for me lately. I learned how to cook using American measurements. I had very little contact with the metric system before moving here. …

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Tips for Dealing with Touts in Morocco

In Morocco by Amanda Mouttaki4 Comments

The cities of Morocco have a reputation for touts, or people who offer you a service you haven’t requested, such as “helping” you find your riad, or in the case …

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Our Couple’s Escape to Riad Dar Zaman

In Morocco by Amanda Mouttaki2 Comments

I truly believe in the importance of couples to spend time together, alone – especially once they have children. Of course, a trip to Morocco is a great opportunity to …

Amanda MouttakiOur Couple’s Escape to Riad Dar Zaman
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Camping and RV’ing in Morocco

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Towering kasbahs, luxurious riad gardens, and sumptuous hotel rooms are all a part of the travelers imagination when it comes to Morocco. However, for those who prefer something a little …

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Guide to the Markets of Marrakech

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If you’ve seen pictures of the souks of Marrakech than you know they’re a cacophony of colors and stores overflowing with things like shoes, lanterns, and clothing. It’s easy to …

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