Well it wasn’t what I remembered, but it brought back memories

So it’s been 11 years since I watched Hideous Kinky and while the storyline wasn’t as great as I remember. I think I was mesmerized by the landscapes, the people, the places and the culture represented during the movie. Watching it brought back memories of travelling with an amazing group of people in a mini-bus, … Continue reading

What have you got to lose?

The other day a colleague was telling me about his mother’s request to take him on a vacation over Christmas break.  He doesn’t want to go because he thinks the family should put money towards hardwood floors.  Immediately, my jaw dropped as I gasped for air.   Well I suppose that is very practical of him, … Continue reading

Hideous Kinky

Tonight I’ve decided to kick it old school.  And by old school I mean watch a VHS that I borrowed from the library because it’s the only place that had the movie I’ve been wanting to watch over and over again.  So, tonight it’s just me and VCR. Eleven years ago my English class in … Continue reading

Pass the tajine, PLEASE

I love food.  Going to Morocco I knew this would be one thing I’d splurge on and indulge in.  Trying new dishes, new flavours and new restaurants are one of the best things about travelling.   You’ll probably never hear me ask to go to Starbucks or any other fast-food chain while travelling.  Nope.  Never. One … Continue reading

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all my friends in Morocco.  After several days of fasting during Ramadan, it is time to celebrate Eid el-Fitr. My friend Abdel told me he’s celebrating with his family and friends, eating lots of delicious Moroccan cuisine.  Oh how I’d love to be there.  Perhaps next year!

Parlez-vous francais?

Air France had the pleasure of delivering me to Morocco and the flight attendants obviously wanted to serve me in French.  No way.  Not happening.  This girl doesn’t speak French while in Canada.  English, please. However, when I arrived in Morocco my driver from the Casablanca airport to my hotel only spoke French and man … Continue reading

The magic of Fes

If there is one place in Morocco that I’d describe as magical, it would be the ninth century Fes medina.  Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medina is home to the world’s first university, the largest mosque in Northern Africa, markets, shops, restaurants, schools, homes, souqs, schools and residences.   It combines some of my most favourite … Continue reading