Africa / Morocco / Roadtrip By On October 4, 2017

15 Hours in the Sahara

We left Fez in the early morning to head to Marzouga, with our camel ride and overnight in Marzouga a 7 hour drive away. We arrived around 4:00 PM to the Riad Maison Adrar Merzouga and had 2 hours to spare before our 2 hour camel ride to our overnight tents in the Sahara desert. We were at a hotel…

Africa / Jewish Culture RTW / Morocco By On October 4, 2017

Rosh Hashanah in Morocco

We found ourselves in Morocco for the High Holidays specifically in the coastal town of Essaouira on the eve of Rosh Hashana.   The High Holidays include the two days of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). In between is a period of deep reflection and repentance, whereby a Jew admits to sins,…