Sussing Out The Souks of Marrakech

Jemaa el Fna Square, Marrakech, Morocco. Midafternoon. Vespas buzz, horses clip-clop, snake-charmers charm, goats’ heads stare from countertops. One edge of the square: souks. Souk (dictionary): open-air marketplace in Middle Eastern cities. Souk (my definition): rat’s-nests; cul-de-sacs; the smells of … Continued

A Casualty of War

The people lined up outside Amsterdam’s Anne Frank Huis joke and laugh. The people exiting the narrow building, shrine to one of war’s most famous casualties, are silent. It is silent inside, too, but for creaking floors, the sob of … Continued

Quebec’s Romance Islands

      No surprise the Îles de la Madeleine were named after a woman. They are both beautiful and voluptuous. Not to mention ultra romantic. Think fine cuisine in elegant surroundings, think art galleries in historic buildings. Think secret … Continued