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It's been a confluence of factors (lots of serendipity) on Active Rain today. After reading Michael Jacobs' post about the help he got from Mr. Shaken-With-A-Twist, I happened upon Kathy Streib's post, about this contest. So, what is this Sensei/Grasshopper thing? It seems to be contagious. And...
The medieval center of Fes, Morocco, has not changed for centuries. It was once however, a place of considerable importance. Before the first Crusades, Fes was the depot for the caravan trade between the East and the south of Africa. It was also the seat of Arab learning and culture, a holy ci...
I've been deeply immersed in helping my son and future daughter in law find a venue for their wedding. And let me tell you, it ain't easy! So many things to consider. The budget. The season. The day of the week. Saturday evening sunset time (Rabbis generally won't marry you before sunset on a...
And what exactly is a Kasbah? We spent a fair amount of time in Morocco trying to wrap our heads around this very quesiton. At first, we understood a Kasbah to be another term for "fortress" and in fact, that is partially true. Every Moroccan village has a Kasbah where either the ruling sheik ...
And, so well deserved. Considered the Nobel Prize of architecture, the annual Pritzker Prize for Architecture is given by Chicago’s Hyatt Foundation. It honors a living architect (or architects) whose built work demonstrates a combination of talent, vision and commitment, someone who has produced...
Just back from an amazing two weeks in Morocco- traveling from bustling modern cities like Casablanca and Rabat through the ancient medinas of Fes and Marakech. We crossed the Sahara on camels by way of the Dunes of Merhzouga, and towards the coastal city of Mogador, now known as Essouraria. No...