Monthly Archive: October 2013

Honor Your Dates Today!

We were so surprised when we arrived in Casablanca on November 1st, our hosts actually gave the kids some Halloween costume items so they dressed up after all!

October 31st, Halloween.  We gathered our kids in our hotel room and handed out some treats we had purchased on a stop the day before in Ouarzazate.  The kids were thrilled, but it wasn’t exactly the same without their friends and the costumes.  We assembled downstairs where the Wifi was and recorded a video message …

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Ali-Baba, our Morocco Man

A tower atop the Kasbah where Gladiator was filmed

After another amazing (not-so) petit dejuener at our Riad Alegria, we headed out of our Marrakech oasis into the jungle of the Medina.   Riads are small boutique hotels (ours had 7 rooms) usually built around a central courtyard, with no windows to the outside, therefore making them a welcome respite.  The outside is the …

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Goodbye Europe, Hello Africa!

As we awaited our airport shuttle in Rome on October 21st, it was clear that we all felt a bit melancholy about our departure from Europe.  Our journey of a lifetime is officially 25% complete. We have woven our way through 11 countries, and roamed 30 cities since leaving Seattle almost exactly 3 months ago.  Of those …

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