My “Life Changing Bread” Endeavor

For the longest time I have wanted to try baking a seed-based bread, or what mynewroots terms as, “life changing bread.” Unfortunately, the lack of certain ingredients always thwarts my ambition to make such recipes. I typically try baking things that use up the ingredients already in my house, but most seed breads call for chia seeds,…

Merzouga – Sahara

My mom likes to tell people about how, when I was little and I went on Test Track at Disney World, I hung out the car as far as the seat belts would allow with my hands in the air. Well, years later, it appears my desire for adrenaline rushes hasn’t gone away… On Saturday night,…

Florence, Italy

After spending only four days in Florence, Italy, I can honestly say I understand Guiseppe Verdi’s quote: “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” I loved everything about Florence: the street music, the food, the wine, the art, and the people. I truly loved it all. In total, eight of us went to…

Harcha Recipe

Similar to some European countries, Moroccans take a break mid-way through the day, usually from 2-3 pm. However, after an afternoon siesta, a person is likely to be hungry…that’s when Moroccans, young and old, hit the street to enjoy one of Morocco’s most popular street foods: harcha. After 3 (sometimes you have to wait until 4) the…

Exploring Rabat

Rabat, the capital of Morocco, definitely represents the country’s shift toward modernity. From a western perspective, people might picture Moroccan roads as bumpy and pot-hole covered; however, most of the roads throughout Morocco are well-kept, especially in the capital. The infrastructure of Rabat highlights the sophistication Morocco strives toward. Cars of all types, from Maseratis to Toyotas,…

Volubilis Excursion

On the 18th of February, I visited the Roman ruins of Volubilis with my fellow ISA students. Volubilis is located in the North of Morocco, about an hour and a half from Meknes by bus. This city became the Roman capital of the Mauritania region in the 3rd century B.C. One of Volubilis’ greatest qualities,…

احلاً و سهلاً من مكناس – Hi from Meknes !

After a few weeks in Morocco, I have come to a decision:  I want to share my adventures through this blog in the hope that I will inspire others to push their boundaries and get out of their comfort zones, whether that be geographically or simply culturally. While the thought of leaving one’s home may seem daunting, making the effort to live…