To make rfisa, you first have to make milwi, which is a kind of Moroccan flat bread. Maryam made the bread dough and pinched off perfect rounds to cook on the stove top. We wrapped them in a blanket and let them cool in a traditional cone-topped bread basket. The pointed clay dish in the background is a tajine.
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.
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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 live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. 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 travels. ... full info