Tag Archives: Morocco

The Sultan’s Tent Restaurant, Toronto, Canada

     When I was a five years old I was handed some postcards collected by my grandfather in North Africa during World War 11. They were created from an orientalist standpoint especially for the western market and I loved them. Taking elements of what we expected the exotic Arab culture to be like they condensed them into scenes full of men smoking pipes whilst lazing about on large cushions, surrounded by dark-skinned beauties and sheltered by large, ornate tents, palms trees and the desert. As a very young boy growing up…

The Guide to Moroccan Riads…and the Moroccan Experience

February, 2008 “A hundred and twenty dirham,” growled the taxi driver. I glanced at the meter – it read sixteen – and offered him a fifty. He glared at the note as if it were poison and began to yell and pound the steering wheel like a five year-old. “I asked you to take me to Djemma el Fna square,” I asked, putting the money on the dashboard and ignoring his antics, “Where is it?” He swore bitterly and ordered me out. I barely managed to get my backpack onto…