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Friday, November 15, 2013

Morocco

I will travel to Morocco as a group member with Overseas Adventure Travel.  The journey will take me to Casa Blanca, Rabat, Volubilis, Fez, Marrakech--and two nights in the Sahara Desert where I will sleep in a canvas tent under the stars.  The group will visit a home and a school.  We'll meet local people who live in villages and eat home-cooked meals with them.  Of course, we'll ride a camel and make our way through the Atlas Mountains.  We'll learn about Islam and its influence on the people, their art and their culture.

Why go to Morocco?  Because I wanted to experience a predominantly Muslim country in a relatively safe region. It turns out that Morocco has been a cultural crossroads for centuries and that various cultures have been living in relative peace during most of that time.
Morocco is host to nine World Heritage Sites and my group will visit five of them:
Morocco will also be the third African country that I visit.  I went to Kenya and Rwanda with the pastor of my parish in November 2010. I put together a blog on Rwanda so that parishioners could follow the trip.

This is going to be a great adventure and I plan to blog about it every day while I'm on the trip. I hope you will follow along with me.


1 comment:

  1. I'm really looking forward to read about your adventures! Have a safe trip.

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