Morocco

I lived in Casablanca, Morocco for exactly 2½ years, from September 2000 to March 2003. My long-time fiancé was teaching English, and I was already a full-time freelancer. After a year, we went up to Gibraltar to get married, in large part because I had to keep leaving the country to renew my visa every three months. We were in Morocco on 9/11, and we left Morocco – coincidentally – the day before the war in Iraq began. (About a month later, several bombs exploded at places we’d been to: a restaurant near our apartment which we loved, and the Spanish cultural center.) Morocco is a beautiful, diverse country filled with extraordinarily generous people.

2 thoughts on “Morocco

  1. Kiky says:

    Laura

    I was actually looking for this link to Moroccan culture a while ago, while my test buds were and are requiring continuously Moroccan flavours.
    What would be your favourite Moroccan dish?
    Congratulations for moving to France! I’m so glad for you! Hope one day to meet you for a coffee over there!
    Good to see you back blogging!
    I’m a bit gelous, so to say, that you spend your life in all these exotic places, but glad to hear about your experiences.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your beloved!

    Kiky

  2. Hi Kiky –

    Thanks, we’re really excited about moving too. I’ve been trying to get over there for years – it’s hard to believe it’s finally going to happen.

    Unfortunately, as a vegetarian I didn’t get to taste much Moroccan food. I did have a veggie tagine once that was very nice, and someone made me a special batch of the chick pea soup that they eat for ftor during Ramadan which was excellent. My husband was in love with this dish of cooked bell peppers called filfla (which just means “peppers”) but unfortunately we didn’t get the recipe. I do have a few recipes on my veggie site: https://www.theveggietable.com/blog/category/cuisine/african-recipes/north-african-vegetarian-recipes/

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! 🙂

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