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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Camels enjoying some down time between tourists This post is about my neighborhood in Tangier, Morocco.  Called Baie de Tanger (Bay of Tangier), it faces the Mediterranean on the outskirts of town.  As you look out the windows of my home, you see camels gra...
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Moroccan Customs and Traditions-Part II (Invitation to a Circumcision)
Old Postcard with a Circumcision Procession Circumcision is one of the three major ceremonies in a Moroccan man’s life. The others are birth and marriage. In fact, a Moroccan circumcision is similar to a wedding: The young man is dressed like a bridegroom a...
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RELAX, PRAY AND HEAL in MOULAY YACOUB
To escape from cold, wet Tangiers, we spent last weekend in Moulay Yacoub, a thermal spa and pilgrimage site located 12 miles west of Fes, Morocco. In Moulay Yacoub, the climate is warmer and drier than in Tangiers and the sulphurous waters reach temperatu...
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Moroccan Breakfast
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day in Morocco. You hear loud praises for Moroccan main courses but not enough about the Moroccan breakfast. At home in Tangiers, we wake up gradually to the sound of the call to prayer, the barking dogs, the crowing r...
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Le Salon Morocain
In this blog, my aim is to tell you what it’s like to live in Tangiers, the good, the bad and the funny. But before I do that, I need to tell you how we ended up in Tangiers. I’ll give you the short version here and save interesting details for future blo...
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How to Feed your Pets in Morocco
As the proud owners of two alley cats and one mostly German shepherd, we have been searching for an alternative to canned pet food, which costs as much as pate de foie gras at the local supermarket. We mentioned this problem to Abdellilah (the resident g...
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Coming soon to this website--Tangiers Diary. I am a retired American who has lived abroad most of her life. My husband is a Moroccan who has lived in the USA for the past 45 years. We have been building our traditional Moroccan home (riad) in Tangiers for t...
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