the city of fes, morocco

Fes is the medieval capital of Morocco, and represents a learned and glorious period in Islamic civilization. Fes has the best-preserved old city in...

between a café and a café, there is another café

A dear Moroccan friend recently responded to my love of lattes and my Moroccan quest for a café with a common Moroccan expression that...

chefchaouen: is this morocco or greece?

One of Morocco's many unique locations is the city of Chefchaouen. When you first encounter this city, despite it being landlocked, you can easily...

the roman city of volubilis

Located near Meknès between the cities of Fez and Rabat lies an impressive UNESCO-listed site - the Roman city of Volubilis. The city was...

the city of meknès and the bab mansour el-aleuj gate

On the road from Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco, I traveled a few hours by minibus to the town of Meknès. Located between...

in casablanca: the hasan ii mosque

The name Casablanca conjures up images of a famous film and notions of a romantic past. Images of an exotic middle eastern city abound....

wadi rum: jordan’s red desert

While the ancient city of Petra gets all the fanfare from visitors and travel logs to Jordan , the second most visited and important...

a crusader castle in a conflict zone: syria’s crac des chevaliers

Syria is one of my very favorite travel destinations, and, given the current conflict there, it may be a few years before I have...

dear moammar gadhafi: can you please leave libya so i can visit leptis magna?

After almost forty-two years with a tight grip on Libya, it seems time is running out for Moammar Gadhafi.  Embroiled in what is essentially...

a star trek theme park in the kingdom of jordan?

It was announced today that construction will begin next year on a complex to be known as the Red Sea Astrarium in Aqaba, Jordan,...

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