Category: Morocco

Morocco Vacation: Marrakech to Fes in Pictures!

For those, who like pictures better than written ramblings… Morocco:  The Slide Show   by photographer Willie Paulino. For those, who missed the first postings, here’s the written recap… Day 1:  Snake Watch! Day 2:  Eat, Pray, Love! Day 3: Bill Turns 40! Day 4: Steve’s Marrakech Day 5: Marrakech Express Day 6: Fes-cination! Day 7:  Mr.... Read more »

Review Morocco: Last Day TrainS, PlaneS, and Automobile Plus a few cabs!

<– Obi Wan Kenobi collection captured during a photograph of the *view*. This is the natural look. Others kick it up with bright colors and designs. Before the crack of dawn, Smiley and Willie depart the riad to fly to London for the next part of their journey.   And then there were four… It’s... Read more »

Review Morocco: Day 7 Mr. Bojangles Guides the Brat Pack

To get the most of Fes, we request the return of Mr. Bojangles (our tour guide is a Moroccan Sammie Davis Jr) to lead the brat pack through the medina.  It’s the second day of the souk buns-of-steel work-out and Smiley has dropped two dress sizes.  Just walking through the medina gives you a wonderful... Read more »

Review Morocco: Day 6 FES-cination!

Our total time in Fez is less than 60 hours!  Decisive action is needed to ensure we see the town during our beat-the-clock scenario.  Advice from gone-to-Fes friends and guidebooks give the same message: count on being lost in the labyrinth.   We decide to hire a guide!  To give Jen a bit of a... Read more »

Review Morocco: Day 5 All Aboard the "Marrakech Express"

Our Marrakech stint ended early Tuesday.  Steve, Shawn and James  are headed back to the States by way of a Madrid overnight stint.  Dick is staying in Madrid until Friday. Cridlin is vacationing in Barcelona until Sunday.  Bon journee! And then there were six… Jen, Bill, Roger, Willie, Smiley and me are Fes bound to... Read more »

Review Morocco: Day 4 The Old &amp; The New (aka Steve's Marrakech)

Traveling with a large group has it’s advantages and disadvantages.  On the good side, Jen and I both agree a large entourage of good looking men is essential.  They are like the perfect accessory to complete the outfit.  There is also a safety factor.  Encircled by these guys, ranging from 5’10 to Dick at 7’2,... Read more »

Review Morocco: Day 3 Hynes 11 Celebrates Bill's 40th!

HOMESICK:  Morocco is 6 hours ahead of Chicago (CST).  With the time zone change, flying closed casket, and the *liberally exotic* food-ology, travelers beware!  Guy and gal down!! Without divulging sensitive details of our different scenarios, Roger and I went into seclusion on Day 3.  We contained ourselves to the sunny rooftop deck. We sipped bottled water... Read more »

Review Morocco: Day 2 Eat, Pray &amp; Love!

Eat, Pray and Love!  This vacation is like a movie.  Colorful costumes, extensive scenery, and just the right amount of drama!  We continue to eat the local cuisine.  We are fascinated by the regular hours of prayer… over the loudspeakers.  And we are loving every minute of it.   Talking the Talk:  Bonjour!  The language du... Read more »

Review Morocco: Day 1 Watch out for the Snakes!

“All the World is a Stage.” -William Shakespeare  To celebrate my friend’s 40th birthday, I’ve traveled from Chicago, Illinois to Marrakesh, Morocco.  Deviating from my regular schtick, I’m blogging our adventure.   FLIGHT OF (not so) FANCY:  Most of us flew Iberian Air, a partner of American Airlines.  The flight is approximately 8 hours to... Read more »