Moroccans like to tell you that they are the only Arab country that doesn’t have [significant amounts of] petroleum. That means they need to rely on Agriculture, Tourism, and high quality crafts and other manufactured exports to earn their place in the world economy. Perhaps this is why Moroccans are so industrious. They must work hard for their living!
Our Itinerary – We took Air Canada (AC 808) overnight from Montreal direct to Casablanca then took a connecting flight on Royal Air Maroc to Marrakech. We stayed in-and-around Marrakech for the first six nights. We then bused to Essaouira on Supratour. The bus ride took just over three hours. We stayed in Essaouira for six nights in a lovely Riad apartment-style hotel called Maison des Palmiers inside the old Medina. After Essaouira we took another Supratour bus to Agadir which also took over three hours. We stayed in Agadir for four nights in an AirBnB about a 15 minute walk from Agadir’s famous beach. Then we flew on AirArabia to Rabat for three nights. In Rabat we were inside the old Medina at Riad Marhoba. Then we took the ONCF train to Casablanca, where we stayed in a lovely AirBnB near L'Oasis, before returning back to Montreal on flight AC 809.
Read on to discover the highlights of our trip!
On October 17, Cannabis will be legal for recreational use in Canada. While many of us tried Cannabis in the 60's and 70's, some of us wonder if it's time to re-new our acquaintance. In this interview I pose questions about the future of Cannabis in Canada to Luka Petkovich of Greencamp. Luka works for a website that (among other things) specializes in mapping the medical uses of Cannabis to the appropriate products and suppliers.
So, what are the medical uses of Cannabis? Would I be better off procuring a medical prescription rather than simply buying it without a prescription? What is the difference between THC and CBD? Will Canada continue to be a world leader on the Cannabis front? These and other questions are posed about the future of Cannabis in Canada. I think you will be surprised, enlightened and perhaps even excited by the answers Luka provides below.
Colombia is quickly becoming an attractive new destination for independent travellers! You can easily book hotels and flights using your favourite online apps. Even retirement specialists are touting Medellin (pronounced Med-e-jeen) as the next, best new place to retire.
Altogether, we spent 6 nights in Cartagena, 5 nights in Tolu (for the beach), and 3 nights in Medellin. This was our first trip to South America. On our Pulmantur cruise we set sail from Cartagena and visited Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba and Panama, returning to Cartagena after 7 nights. In total, our trip was 21 nights plus a night on either end in Montreal close to the airport.
Read on if you would like to know more about Colombia as a possible travel destination.