Journey to Morocco

Our musical tour of Morroco with the Yuval Ron Ensemble

Day 5: Todra and Tinghir, on the way to Ouarzazate

andy | May 30, 2009

Hi everybody, hope you’ve enjoyed the blog so far. I’ve been having a wonderful time here in Morocco, and I’m happy to be able to share it with you all. I can’t believe it’s already day six as I’m sitting here on the bus preparing this post about our day five experience. On day five [...]

Day 4: Return from the desert, Hotel Belere, and the Gnawa

andy | May 29, 2009

We awoke prior to sunrise, to the sound of Djembe drumming, about three hours after we had entered our nomadic tent for our short, but well needed sleep. What we found when we exited our tent was that we were in a vast pinkish-orange desert, at the bottom of a huge sand dune, surrounded by [...]

Day 3: A long bus ride, and an amazing night

andy | May 27, 2009

Traveling to the desert. We woke at 7am, packed up our bags, had breakfast at the hotel, and boarded the bus for the long trek to the desert. We headed into the middle Atlas Mountains, up through a pass about 6000 feet high. We saw large pastures of sheep, where nomadic people live in very [...]

Day 2: Volubilis / Moulay Idriss

andy | May 27, 2009

We awoke to the rude sound of our iPhone alarm at 7am, and slowly headed up to the pool area for 30 minutes of yoga/stretching exercises, followed by a buffet breakfast of orange juice, pastries, eggs, etc. I was feeling rejuvenated after the stretching and meal, and was ready to start the day. I packed [...]

Day 1: We’ve arrived in Morocco

andy | May 27, 2009

We’ve made it to Morocco! The Royal Air Moroc flight out of JFK to Casablanca was on time, and I managed to sleep for about three hours of the seven hour flight. Two red-eye flights in two consecutive nights for a total of five hours of sleep. Yet, I didn’t really feel all that tired [...]

In Flight Wi-Fi!

andy | May 23, 2009

I’ve never been on a plane with an available Internet connection before tonight, so of course I had to try it. It’s surprisingly fast. If I had my MacBookPro instead of just my iPhone, and if it wasn’t about 2am, I could probably video iChat with someone.
The plane is full, and most people around me [...]

The Journey Starts…

andy | May 23, 2009

Hi all,
The big day has finally arrived! I’m flying to JFK tonight on the red-eye out of SFO, getting into NYC early Saturday morning. There, I get to spend half a day with my brother Peter, and his wife Lisa, before catching the Royal Air Moroc flight direct to Casablanca Saturday night. My mom is [...]

Welcome to our tour website!

andy | May 11, 2009

Hello all! 
This is my first post to our new tour website. We’re just 11 days away from our incredible journey to Morocco. We intend to use this website to share our journey with all of you. We’ll post a daily diary of our tour, photos, videos, audio recordings, samples of delicious Moroccan food (ok, you’ll have to [...]