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Delicious Home-Cooked Moroccan Feast!

Today’s dinner was definitely the best part of the day and the trip so far. Our tour group arranged to have a family host us for a home-cooked dinner. 331 more words


Hello from Morocco!

Marhaban! (Transliteration of hello in Arabic)

I flew into Morocco yesterday with my mother and my youngest sister. A while ago I found out that they were planning on going to Morocco. 708 more words


Thanks for the Tweets

100 years ago America would have been entering World War 1 after what historians termed the “Quiet Time” as most of Theodore Roosevelt’s and Taft’s terms were without the chaos and conflict we’ve come to expect on our nightly news these days. 611 more words

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15 tips to avoid embarrassing situations in Japan

Further to my earlier post on etiquette in restaurants, izakayas, udonyas and bakeries in Japan, I thought it might also be useful for those of you who are planning a trip/move to Japan to list a handful of other, more general observations about expected behaviour in Japan outside of the restaurant scene – i.e. 1,729 more words

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15 tips to stay on the right side of the etiquette in Japan - food and drink

Are you planning a trip to Japan but worried that you’ll accidentally offend the locals because you don’t know the etiquette? Or are you concerned that your lack of cultural knowledge will make you look like a fool?   1,751 more words

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Conservative Hypocrisy

Over the years I have marveled at the political process in the United States. Despite it’s challenges and flaws, it is still the best example of a sound representative democracy in the world. 773 more words

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Momena jaan

My dear, sweet love

We met so close to the pain

You became my refuge

A refugee from my life

You, my safe harbor.
You taught me the love… 161 more words