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  • Travel Videos from Casablanca, Morocco

    Travel Videos from Casablanca, MoroccoRabat, MoroccoSeptember 10, 2007http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.comThe following are a couple of videos that I took in Casablanca. I am now in Rabat, and the differences between these cities are great- although they are only an hour apart by train.http://www.blogger.com/img/videoplayer.swf?videoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvp.video.google.com%2Fvideodownload%3Fversion%3D0%26secureurl%3DqAAAABjzXX0P2a8vxnDt-OvRPGCh3IIwSHJd3V6LgAHpuHO9MH1hPz956ZYm4BJFWfwqyyn8WstJDsrmgZfKEAnXzUerCiz9tcHX9aVTLxGGZ_WlQdZxJ9A4i6pBvrE6F6YVkqeRRr7u8V2z-8OD2pv6gldyBrp5SZZma07IpMNO38WKf7guxhDQILdAQ1UhQloCSWhcOjv7NSDR9OlBR5gVLBQODw98bu9t52qQFd3Qy7XT%26sigh%3DdtUBUNv9uvGffpYcNK_owu9ynv8%26begin%3D0%26len%3D86400000%26docid%3D0&nogvlm=1&thumbnailUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer2%3Fapp%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Dd38096df8b618444%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw320%26sigh%3Dlj6Wipsfl671WhezUwv_XKDSac8&messagesUrl=video.google.com%2FFlashUiStrings.xlb%3Fframe%3Dflashstrings%26hl%3Denhttp://www.blogger.com/img/videoplayer.swf?videoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvp.video.google.com%2Fvideodownload%3Fversion%3D0%26secureurl%3DqAAAAEbqiT-pXmimn7VDny7-dKotkuPNcDc3rHPSwpxWlp2rSuuOLctmlPU7wTETNbP7BPBTEXuv6Qch-5Gf4wG32emVrA2trx9InU8c3D-xGQEep-mNmJlpN8gbJf1XorLqvyBCICv7FlPUcWY1M0jSCXZw0zRq8xcZ4ObpGbMwOsHKNd5-sP94aSJeNrFHyA_JBaV8ev_j251sm-mzLc7yKpv7t2dH-5fWBEv-5wH_QYac%26sigh%3D7MCjiKG3kKZqwRzzFFbiJZbmMcQ%26begin%3D0%26len%3D86400000%26docid%3D0&nogvlm=1&thumbnailUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer2%3Fapp%3Dblogger%26contentid%3De8f86c67aec07ac1%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw320%26sigh%3DG9AWM_FdZ5cHZUJq4BWNc_Nmis8&messagesUrl=video.google.com%2FFlashUiStrings.xlb%3Fframe%3Dflashstrings%26hl%3Den

  • I Awake to Teaspoons Clanking- Am I in France?

    I Awake to Teaspoons Clanking- Am I in France?Casablanca, MoroccoSeptember 8, 2007http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/I did not have a difficult time of waking up for the hour long breakfast service at the Youth Hostel this morning- the clanking of teaspoons on little tea cups is as worthy a wake up call as you can ask for. The eating [...]

  • First Impressions of Morocco

    First Impressions of MoroccoCasablanca, MoroccoSeptember 7,2007http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com Hassan II MosqueI go to bed tonight, after my first day in Morocco, full of excitement. For there is a whole world that I have not yet explored The Muslim countries stretch to the east and all of Africa is to the south Whatever fatigue of the wandering spirit [...]

  • Casablanca Medina Video

    Casablanca Medina VideoCasablanca, MoroccoSeptember 7, 2007http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/http://www.blogger.com/img/videoplayer.swf?videoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvp.video.google.com%2Fvideodownload%3Fversion%3D0%26secureurl%3DqAAAAKXn9zyzXTyW6NoE_4ojujoOV_ERqc3uA_CRIPqYtD-iK1M1c67802al18_m4o4IBZi2BxrjR0sjvVuCvbVmVxhSjF4tu9wjFPD7LlQmAoXxQMv9UKD4gAWdRWQOdkK5su7_Fodd7lf2uyuMdW4GNGwH6VsPXweJZKPdRMScmxhZ-BPh9_WzAiPG3DFcIr0rqWYXpp8mERBT0z2uF4Gld2yadxTzRJtWbgxTMRDSTXcV%26sigh%3DBTQAliCZGU6ga-pUj0XSswzHi5k%26begin%3D0%26len%3D86400000%26docid%3D0&nogvlm=1&thumbnailUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer2%3Fapp%3Dblogger%26contentid%3D3347512810151182%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw320%26sigh%3Dzj9NMqalfESceTNGIre8vzLNjLU&messagesUrl=video.google.com%2FFlashUiStrings.xlb%3Fframe%3Dflashstrings%26hl%3DenThis is a video of the medina in Casablanca.

  • Chinatowns: New York, Philadelphia and my Love

    Boston, Massachusetts, USAAugust 8, 2007Wet with morning dewI go in the direction I want–Taneda SantokaChinatown in New York City.After another long week of digging holes out at the archaeology site I excitedly took the train into Boston to begin the weekend. I did not have much money to my name; and if I hoped to [...]

  • Boston, China Town, and the Columbian

    Boston, MA, USAJuly 22, 2007“A vagabond life is the logical life to lead if one seeks the intimate knowledge of the world we were seeking.”-Richard Halliburton, The Royal Road to Romance Entrance gate to Boston’s China Town.China Town street scene.So I hoped the train to take me to downtown Boston on Friday, and in a [...]

  • The Ice King of Boston

    Boston, MA, USAJuly 22, 2007“The romantic – that was what I wanted. I hungered for the romance of the sea, and foreign ports, and foreign smiles. I wanted to follow the prow of a ship, any ship, and sail away, perhaps to China, perhaps to Spain, perhaps to the South Sea Isles, there to do [...]

  • Coming to Hanoi

    Hanoi, VietnamJune 6, 2007I really need to do something about my passport photo. It is of a cute young man who is around 18 or 19 that does not look much like the rugged, bearded, and bald 26 year old who uses it. Yes, time and the road has not aged me well. But I [...]

  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia5.21.2007“For the truest satisfaction of the Wanderlust is to explore the world by virgin routes and pose as a bold pioneer in the rendezvous of the “profession” ever after.”-Harry Franck, Vagabond Journey Around the WorldThis above quote sums up the approach of the traveller in Mongolia perfectly, as there are large tracts of land [...]