If you’ve ever had a chance to visit Morocco, you’ve certainly had a chance to be invited for a cup of the famous Moroccan tea. Moroccans have a habit of drinking this tea several times during the day, and they will also invite every guest or traveller to try it. What is a secret of the Moroccan mint tea? First of all, it’s not just a tea, it is a whole ceremony of preparing it and serving to a family, friends and guests. This sweet and refreshing hot beverage became one of the symbols of Moroccan culture.
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Moroccans hospitality is an art form that has been practiced and perfected for hundreds of years. That’s just a few hundred years older than you. Their families are also centered around the most important aspect of family life (and my life, for that matter): food. Plain and simple, Moroccans are in love with food, and want their guests to know it and enjoy it alongside them. Here are some Dos and Don’ts at the table with a Moroccan host family.
Do: Get ready to use your hands. Moroccans eat with their fingers; this is a time honored tradition. Do yourself a favor: give ‘em a wash and get ready to dig in.
Don’t: Eat out of your corner. Meals are served in traditional family style – out of one large platter in the middle of the table. Embrace that it gets a little messy and eat with…
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Ready to drop all shame? No point in being modest at the hammam, or Turkish-style public bath house, where all from young to old, rich to poor, bathe together, and let it all hang lose. In public. Thats right, all.
While Western-style showers are becoming more common and available in Moroccan homes, the traditional way to bathe is at the local hammam once a week, where you sit and chat with neighbors and friends for hours while scrubbing away the weeks’ worth of filth.
Initially, I was very nervous about my first trip to the hammam. I have to be naked?! With people I know? And that I don’t know?! For Westerners, nudity and bathing are such private experiences that this was a very daunting thing. So, here goes.
So, first you gather up all of your hammam supplies. A little plastic stool to sit on, a kes…
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The lone yellow Rose stood in the vase looking like the moon,
It was but high noon the yellow was a calming mellow color , the silent girl stared at the yellow flower and wished she could turn back time ………
She rememember a happy memory of receiving her first flower and it was a yellow rose.