Morocco’s Tree-Climbing Goats Prefer Spitting Out Seeds to Eating Them

Having observed these tree climbing goats while on a bus ride to Marrakech and then pondered the suitability of rubbing an argan oil lotion, peddled by a trader in the souk, into my skin, this comes as some relief to me, if not the goat. BY KELSEY KENNEDY SOME PLANTS RELY ON BIRDS or the…Read more Morocco’s Tree-Climbing Goats Prefer Spitting Out Seeds to Eating Them

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World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library Begins a New Chapter

Established in 859 CE, Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin Library will soon reopen to the public with architectural details for the 21st century.   Home to stacks of ancient Islamic manuscripts and intricately decorated reading rooms, the world’s oldest continuously operating library will soon reopen — and, for the first time since its founding in 859 CE, to the public.…Read more World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library Begins a New Chapter

B’stilla, my beating heart

 I couldn't find b'stilla until I had a close shave with Alad'in, the barber of Albayzin. For those who don't know, b'stilla is a traditional Moroccan/Andulusian savoury/sweet poultry pie enriched with scrambled egg, almonds, sugar and cinnamon. Although in its most traditional form the poultry used was pigeon, it is more often served with shredded…Read more B’stilla, my beating heart