GREECE: Athens – Lucky #88

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 10 Comments
GREECE: Athens – Lucky #88

Got in very late, but discovered my place is well located in a very good neighborhood called the Plaka right next to the Acropolis and the Agora. For that matter, any place not in Morocco is a good neighborhood from where I sit. Looking forward to the Parthenon and all of Athens’ greatest hits. The only […]

MOROCCO: Rabat – Enough Already – Greece Me Up!

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
MOROCCO: Rabat – Enough Already – Greece Me Up!

I find myself in Rabat in another Riad in yet another Medina. Mercifully this one is relatively non-toxic although I have encountered a few altercations between some testosterone poisoned, local male youth involving the throwing of large stones, chasing each other about, and beating each other up. The people of Islamic cultures in this part of the […]

MOROCCO: Casablanca – Give It A Rest, Sam.

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
MOROCCO: Casablanca – Give It A Rest, Sam.

After the all-day bus trip from Essaouira, I find myself in the filthy, noisy city of Casablanca. As the backdrop for a Hollywood classic of the same name, any of the glitz and glamour this city may have exuded has long since faded away. One bit of good news is that I am holed up in a […]

MOROCCO: Essaouira – Morocco’s Seattle

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
MOROCCO: Essaouira – Morocco’s Seattle

To say that Essaouira is an improvement over Marrakech would be a statement of the bleeding obvious. Although one is not besieged constantly by a series of touts and scammers, there are plenty of annoying panhandlers, and less aggressive shopkeepers who still maintain their perfect record of dishonest business practices. At any given time there is a parade […]

MOROCCO: Marrakech – Schmarrakech

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
MOROCCO: Marrakech – Schmarrakech

It all started with an hour and a half wait in customs, and went steadily downhill from there onward. Now if you happen to be fond of lying, in your face, aggressive shopkeepers, heat, dust, filth and an endless variety of beggars and hustlers in a wok-tossed, clusterf**k format then Marrakech may just be the place […]

TUNISIA: Tunis – Marvelous Mosaics

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
TUNISIA: Tunis – Marvelous Mosaics

There are virtually no Europeans here in the capital city of Tunisia. Just too many local, unemployed, sex-starved guys, smoking cigarettes, hanging out with each other in cafés while gift wrapped women pass them by on the street. I can’t say I am enchanted by the shabbiness of the city either. The food is just […]

MALTA: Gozo – Small, Charming & Delicious

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
MALTA: Gozo – Small, Charming & Delicious

After three action packed days in Malta, I was ready for the relative calm of Gozo. As it turns out, the days were peaceful but action packed nonetheless since Katharina wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything of importance. MY GOZITAN SUITE – The view was amazing – Katharina drove me all over the […]