MarocMama

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Handling Medical Emergencies and Healthcare in Morocco
What’s your worst travel fear? For most people it’s getting sick or having a medical emergency far from home. But, when you choose to make your home in a foreign country understanding and using the medical care system can be even more intimidating and frightening. In October of last... Read more
This is the last post in my series on our visit to Fez, Morocco with our kids. We spent 4 days in northern Morocco last month, driving from Marrakech. When we were visiting, a spent several hours one afternoon sitting on the roof of Riad Anata, writing and capturing... Read more
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... Read more
Staying in a Riad with Kids; Riad Anata, Fez
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... Read more
Making Moroccan Drums in Fez, Morocco
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... Read more
Touring the Todra Gorge and Dades Valley
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... Read more
Tackling Morocco’s Movie Set at Ait Ben Haddou
 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... Read more
Helping  Morocco’s Orphans: SOS Children’s Villages
Some time ago I wrote about a small project we conducted to deliver some mobiles and baby clothes to an orphanage in Marrakech. I’ve gotten so many responses from this post, to which I am always happy. The more interest there is, the better chances there are for these... Read more