Organic Goat Cheese Tasting in Morocco

Goat Cheese Tasting Morocco

When we went to Fez last month there was one activity I was most looking forward to. Not that everything wasn’t amazing but we had arranged to visit an organic farm that produced goat cheeses and I could hardly stand the wait! The boys were equally excited. This might not seem like something kids would […]

Introductions and Useful Expressions in Moroccan Arabic (Darija)

Introductions and Useful Expressions in Moroccan Arabic Darija

I’ve had a lot of people ask over the years for resources to learn Arabic, and specifically Moroccan Arabic. There’s not a lot out there and honestly the best way I’ve learned has been to live here. I know that’s not a reality for everyone. You can check out my Language Resources page for some […]

Staying in a Riad with Kids; Riad Anata, Fez

Staying in a Riad with Kids

Having visited Marrakech for the better part of 10 years I’m very familiar with the different room options for visitors. One of the most popular here and in Fez is to stay in a riad. I’ve had the good fortune of visiting and staying in several and overall think they are the most wonderful way […]

Making Moroccan Drums in Fez, Morocco

Drum Making in Fez with Kids

On our long weekend in Fez, I set out to find things that our boys would enjoy doing. I know my kids (and husband for that matter) well enough to know that dragging them up and the streets of Fez shopping was not going to be enjoyable. While I am enjoying decorating and designing our […]

Touring the Todra Gorge and Dades Valley

Moroccos Dades Valley and Todra Gorge

Some people say there are two different Morocco’s – the rural and the urban. But, I think there are many, many more. For a small country (remember Morocco is only the size of the US state of California) the geographic differences are sometimes overwhelming. The country is divided by mountain ranges, deserts, forests, and some […]

Tackling Morocco’s Movie Set at Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco

  What’s your favorite set-in-the-”desert” movie?   Prince of Persia?   The Wind and The Lion? (yea I didn’t know this one either)     Gladiator?     Lawrence of Arabia? Chances are good that it was in part filmed in Morocco, and more specifically Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient city en route to the […]