Thursday, May 5, 2016

Busy Few Days

Over the weekend we had places to go and things to do.

Saturday, we went to Les Trois Palmiers restaurant  for lunch.  This is a fabulous restaurant with a great view of the beach.  

Wonderful food, especially the fish.  Here’s a link if you want to check it out:

Then some time for fun in the sun.

Check out the crazy rocks that look volcanic, except there aren't any volcanoes in Morocco.

Sunday, we planted a garden, hand cultivated by Khalifa.  

                                                                                                    The girls did a great job.  

Now the hardest part, waiting to see what comes up.  Nice, drenching rain last night so that will help.

Today, for my French lesson, my teacher and I visited the Mohammed VI Museum of modern and contemporary art.  Not much actual talking in French, though.  We have very similar tastes in art and quickly disparaged what we didn't like.  I'm going to have to buckle down on Monday.

Here's a couple of my favs.

And a snapshot of the elaborate lattice work on the building.

Here's the link for a closer look: 

Walking home I snapped this pic of the Moroccain version of a wrecking ball.

Plans for the weekend include some shopping in the Medina and Kasbah, assuming the weather is more suitable for shopping than gardens.

Friday, April 29, 2016

5 Days in Spain

Just back from spending five days in Seville.  We did so much walking and had so much fun I didn't take time to blog.  So I'm catching up now.

The ferry was late arriving Friday evening, so here we are, killing time in Tangiers.

Note:  These were taken as a live photo on my iPhone, but Blogger isn't up to speed on displaying it yet.  Also had a great pic of a full moon over Tangiers, but the final frame is just a blur.

After crossing the Straits of Gibraltar, we spent the night in Tarifa at a small pension.

View the next morning of a Tarifa street from my room

And had breakfast.  I chose scrambled eggs, huevos revueltos (which when pronounced in Spanish sounds very much like revolting eggs. But they were delish!

Two hours later we arrived in Seville.  For the next four days we visited all our favorite places.

A park where the trees have huge roots

Eating tapas for lunch at Levies

Missing NM so we had Mexican food

Ice cream at the Metropol Parasol, mostly referred to as the Waffle

View of Seville from the top of the Waffle

And we toured the Antiquarium, housing Roman ruins discovered during the construction of the Waffle 

Note the massive footings that support the Waffle in the background

And we visited a new site.

The maritime museum.  Seville is the port that Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan and Amerigo Vespucci, to name a few, sailed from.

They would have sailed down this river to the ocean
Back in Morocco now and looking forward to good times here.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

More travel adventures

I'm back in Morocco.  It's been a while since I've checked in, so here's a condensed update.

The end of last May I moved from Maine to Albuquerque, New Mexico and I'm finally settled in.  Always takes longer that I think it will.

I've been here in Morocco a couple of days.  Joe and family moved about the same time I did, so learning a new house, a new neighborhood and how to get around Rabat.  Bigger house and much larger yard.

This is on one side of the house
Here's the other side

And here's the view from my bedroom balcony

That's right.  I have my very own balcony.

Also remembering how much I love the food here.  And the mint tea.

And the kids.

Went to their "dance extravaganza" last night and here are a few highlights.



Rachma's daughter

Tomorrow, we leave for Spain.  More adventures forthcoming.