Salma wanted to see where her mother taught, so I got to see the classroom. Most Moroccan schools, especially out in the country, have nothing to offer students but bare walls, a roof and dilapidated desks.
Back in Kelaa Sraghna June 15th 2008 I suppose I’m still at the starting line. I’ve spent the past few days lazing around Maryam’s house, my old home, playing with her daughter Salma, catching up on the events of the past year, talking with the neighbors who stop by and reading a travel memoir about kayaking in the Arctic. I’m not headed that far north, but in a week or so I do need to start heading north.
For now I’m co ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Tadla-Azilal » El Kelaa des Sraghna In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
I am currently living in Seattle, Washington. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other summer travels. ... full info