Morocco travel links

News of Morocco and elsewhere:

Ramadan Is Here. What Islam’s Holiest Month Is about.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/06/world/middleeast/islam-ramadan-2016.html?ref=world&_r=0

No great surprise here: Three religions coexist, and gather to break the fast of Ramadan. Quand trois religions se réunissent autour d’un ftour à Casa.

http://www.lesiteinfo.com/quand-trois-religions-se-reunissent-autour-dun-ftour-a-casa/?

… “qu’au Maroc il est possible de réunir musulmans, juifs et chrétiens”.

 

The Guardian.com

Ouarzazate is no longer an exotic oasis but an outpost of Hollywood/Bollywood. You might as well visit Palm Springs or Rancho Mirage.

Morocco tires of role as Hollywood’s ‘door to the desert’ http://gu.com/p/4jmxh/sbl

“Some are disappointed to see their country portrayed so often as a war zone, and others say US films monopolise local talent . . .”(and provide work, may I add. Make up your mind, guys.)

Encore: Argan oil. And again:

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jun/07/free-local-and-special-argan-oil-co-ops-booming-in-moroccoGlad to read you can obtain argan oil at the source. I am a bit leery of the provenance of the innumerable argan products flooding the US market (including at 99 cent stores where the label proclaims “made in China!”) I don’t believe there are enough trees in Morocco to sustain the exports.

You can read my article here:

http://archive.aramcoworld.com/issue/200405/ardent.for.argan.htm