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breakfasts in morocco

my favourite meal of the day does not disappoint in morocco — there are lots of different kinds of buns and breads to try, and orange juice is never far behind. the french influence can be felt on the croissants, baguette and pains au chocolat that often pop on the breakfast table too. all good things, in my book!

here are some of the things we’ve eaten in marrakesh, fez and rabat:

from left to right, krachel (anis and sesame sweet rolls) and beghrir (semolina pancakes), and then on the right there’s khobz, the omnipresent moroccan bread.

msemen are the pan-fried squares of dough. they’re one of my favourites and remind me of chinese street pancakes (minus the scallion). they also come in round versions, called meloui.

and finally, a new egg-dish: eggs with khlii, which is a type of beef jerky (dried meat that is preserved in animal fat).

i’m looking forward to revisiting a few of these this week, and try something new as well.

analogue wednesday #111

more bits of london and morocco from our earlier visit, mixed together via roll4roll. click the image to see a bigger version.

moroccan patterns

by a combination of old promises and a serendipitous houseswap request, we’re back to morocco this week for the second time this year. which is unexpected and brilliant, because i liked it the first time around, and there is so much left to explore. this time, i’m hoping for a glimpse of the countryside, and perhaps even the coast.

while i do some exploring, i thought i’d use the week to schedule a few posts with impressions from our last visit. this is the first one. enjoy!

islamic architecture has fascinated me since we first set foot in malaysia, almost 10 years ago. each room, door, façade or fountain is a masterpiece, a fractal of colours in tiles and carvings, quotes and rhythms filling all the white spaces until there’s nothing left to cover.

in particular, i love how they play with calligraphy, how the letters and words in arabic dance together, their movement woven so beautifully into the architecture. it almost makes me want to learn the language just for the script… almost.

for now, i look forward to just running my fingers through all this beauty once more.

moroccan danone

we were pleasantly surprised to discover that danone in morocco had a couple of regional (and seasonal!) flavours: dates + walnuts + almonds, and another one with dried figs + honey!

these were pretty cool, and could easily sell around here as well. how about some regional algarve flavours? figs, almonds and carob, for instance — the holy trinity of the south! :D

one second everyday — may 2017

may started in morocco, skipped to finland and then came back to the southern sunshine again.

highlights: more morocco. painting my hair for the first time. seeing lots of postcrossing friends in finland (and meeting some new ones) + visiting the new finnish postal museum. giving a few talks about postcrossing. and eating looots of korvapuusti! :D