“Like Walking Through a Dream” (on North Africa)

“It’s like walking through a dream: where everything glows a soft infusion of yellow-gold and the lightness of being is simply enough.” -excerpt from an old interview on the emotions, sensations of traveling North Africa (Image. Morocco)

Morocco on My Mind

Uncovering the modern identity of an African Kingdom. A beautiful and rugged society, multicultural, secular in some ways, rigid in others.

Morocco Travel Guide: Tangier

Travel the the bizarre world of Morocco. This multi-part travel guide discusses the top foods, sights and things to do in this wonderfully amazing Kingdom.

A Breath of Fresh Air

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. -RUMI It's been a while. 160 days or so and the whole world has shed its skin time and time again in the act of revisions and the hopscotch … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air

NaNoWriMo : Into the Wild

Earlier this year, I set a goal to finish a solid draft of my memoir and to achieve this mission i'm going into the wild, er, offline... A MONTHLONG period away from social media, the internet, ethernet and all those nets, in an archaic approach to finish this labor of love that i'm damn excited … Continue reading NaNoWriMo : Into the Wild

Cafe Tajine in the Mountains of Morocco

Ourika, Morocco  Though only 6 hours (460 km) separate Marrakech from the oasis town of M'Hamid I could have dedicated six days between the two place names. The villages that scatter Ourika Valley hold their own against the more popular Imperial Cities (Marrakech, Fes, Meknes and Rabat) and it's out here in the wilderness of the High … Continue reading Cafe Tajine in the Mountains of Morocco

Sketching Sights: Essaouira, Morocco

Whitewashed seaside facade under a beating Moroccan sun.

Sketching Sights: Fes, Morocco

I'm led through the imperial city of Fes by a pair of shrouded figures. We dance through the shadows of mud brick passageways and into the medina in time for the Asr call to prayer.

The Strait of Gibraltar: Part I

Despite the spell Marrakech cast on me (I fled the city only to return on several occasions) I managed to break away one night on a whim, buying a ticket for the overnight train to Tangiers, only leaving myself 2 hours to prepare. I bid farewell to new friends and set out on foot hoping to … Continue reading The Strait of Gibraltar: Part I

To Marrakech With love

It's about time I bring you up to speed. Excuse the short entry but I felt an update was in order. Within 48 hours, this happened... Austin, Texas to Casablanca, Morocco Waving goodbye to my loved ones I embarked on a 21 hour multi-flight jaunt over the Atlantic Ocean; Austin, Texas to Chicago, Illinois, then … Continue reading To Marrakech With love