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Why I’ll Return To Morocco For a 3rd Time (Someday!)

Why I’ll Return To Morocco For a 3rd Time (Someday!)

I’ve always dreamed that my apartment will one day resemble the interior of an Anthropologie store. Lots of color, bohemian decor, maybe a swing chair. But I never dreamed I’d actually be able to afford to make that happen… until I went shopping in Morocco. Continue Reading…

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What to see in Casablanca: Art Deco architecture

What to see in Casablanca: Art Deco architecture

Casablanca, Art Deco Architecture

If you’re visiting Casablanca and are looking for something to do after you’ve toured Mosque Hassan II and had brunch at La Sqala, take a stroll downtown. Called “novelle ville,” this bustling neighborhood is a step back in time, where Art Deco meets French colonialism and traditional Moroccan architecture. Continue Reading…

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What To Do In Casablanca: Brunch In an Old Fortress At La Sqala

What To Do In Casablanca: Brunch In an Old Fortress At La Sqala

At brunch at La Sqala in Casablanca

If you’ve read anything about Casablanca (<<< including my last posts), you’ll know it’s more of an industrial center vs. a town built for tourists. But there are a couple things you should put on the itinerary if you do happen to be in this part of Morocco, and one of those is brunch at La Sqala. Continue Reading…

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What to see in Casablanca: Mosque Hassan II

What to see in Casablanca: Mosque Hassan II

Casablanca was a strange city for me both times I visited. It’s almost stuck in the past, filled with old, decaying buildings and crumbling infrastructure. But at the same time, it’s modern: there’s a new tram and trendy restaurants inspired by New York are popping up. It’s the industrial center of Morocco, and home to many expats employed by international companies. Continue Reading…

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What It’s Like at a Traditional Hammam in Morocco

What It’s Like at a Traditional Hammam in Morocco

A public hammam is unlike anything most westerners have ever experienced. The first time I went to Morocco I skipped this tradition because the thought of doing it at a spa weirded me out. The second time I had the opportunity to go to a regular hammam (where local people go). If you’re planning to visit a public hammam in Morocco, here’s what you should know… Continue Reading…

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  Hi! I'm Anna. I recently moved back to my home city of Boston after 4 years in NYC. I'm traveling the world on weekends and my blog is filled with stories from my 36, 48 and 72-hour adventures. I'm on a mission to prove that you don't need to quit your 9-to-5 to lead an exciting and travel-filled life!
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