MarocMama

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Giving and Accepting Gifts and Compliments in Morocco
Today’s post is at the request of a reader who will be traveling to Morocco soon. The topic may seem straight forward to someone living in North America or Europe. If someone has a nice shirt you might say, “wow I really like your shirt!” to which they’ll typically... Read more
Safi: The Pottery Capital of Morocco
Chances are if you have a piece of pottery from Morocco it’s signed “Safi” on the back. Safi is not a person’s name, it’s the name of a coastal city where the bulk of Morocco’s pottery is made. In fact this is one of the only things Safi is... Read more
Moroccan Food and Life Proverbs
I’ve always been intrigued by the proverbs or sayings that different countries and languages have. Some simply don’t make sense in translation, while others can tell you a lot about that place. It makes sense the references that are used when you understand the culture, or even begin to... Read more
Coastal Escape in Tagahzout, Morocco
Whenever I get the travel itch I automatically start to look for which destinations we can go with cheap airfare. Yes, this is one real benefit to living literally minutes from an airport that flies to a dozen or more destinations for incredibly cheap. But, we’ve been so busy... Read more
In December I shared one of my favorite books everyday and it turned out to be a big hit. Seems many people are as avid readers as I am! This year, I’ve promised myself to take more time to just read. February is the shortest month of the year... 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
Why You Should Visit an Islamic Country in 2015
For many people the thought of visiting an Islamic country is met with fear and apprehension. If you’ve never been before you might be unsure how to dress or act. You may be fearful based on news reports. It can seem overwhelming and intimidating. But, one of the best... Read more
How To Use the Moroccan Hammam
Maybe you’ve heard of it, and maybe not. The Moroccan hammam is one of the most widely loved and yet puzzling experiences for people who have never visited or Morocco nor had the opportunity to try a hammam. Many “must do in Morocco” lists include take a hammam but... Read more