Sepia, in color

December 2011. Old maps, sketches and paintings cluttered the walls and display cases at the American Legation Museum in the medina of Tanger (or Tangier) in Morocco. An old letter written by George Washington to the sultan was protected under glass from the humidity of this Mediterranean port city. The building’s Moorish-style façade evoked images …

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The 8:47 to Tanger

December 2011. The train to Tanger departed on-time from Rabat. I planned to catch the ferry from Tanger to Tarifa in Spain. With anticipation, I searched the guidebook for a nice restaurant on the other side of the Strait of Gibraltar. I had the six-seater first-class compartment all to myself until Sidi Kasem, where a …

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