Entries by Suzanne Buller

Portugal, part one

“But the most beautiful things in life are not things. They’re people, and places, and memories, and pictures. They’re feelings, and moments, and smiles, and laughter.”  Anonymous FADO I have to start my experience in Portugal with Fado. I was absolutely smitten from the first time I heard it. It is a style of music […]

Morocco part two

MOROCCO “Travel. Because money returns. Time does not.” MEKNES COMMUNITY LUNCH Our tour through Morocco included a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. I chose G Adventures because of its policy to support local initiatives. The fact that they are a Canadian company, for me, was a bonus. The Meknes […]

Tangier, Chefchaouen and Volubilis

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” Anonymous TANGIER Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, sits the bustling port of Tangier. The cross-cultural influences in food and architecture from North Africa, Spain, Portugal and France converse in this fascinating city. During World War Two, spies, businessmen, writers, and artists arrived in […]

Camel Riding 101

“Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once.” Karen Gibbs ‘They spit, and they smell’ I was told when I mentioned that I was going to ride a camel. I didn’t care. Heck, I even bought what I called my camel riding outfit. The trip from Fes to Merzouga took […]

Hammam in Fes, Morocco

“Travel is a lesson in life and of yourself. It teaches you where your comfort zone lies and then to push past that comfort zone. To be brave, to be stupid, to be reckless and to be sensible.” Honest Explorer We were given options on our downtime in Fes. One of them was going to […]

Medina at Fes Morocco

“We travel because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something inside our minds has changed, and that changes everything.” Jonah Lehrer Fes, The Medina Fes is the second largest city in Morocco and after settling in our hotel, Hotel Mounia, we set […]

Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco

Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco “Travel while you are young and able. Don’t worry about money. Just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be”  Anonymous After 15 days on tour, I am still not sure how I feel about Morocco. Yes, areas are breathtakingly beautiful even if the terrain could […]

Smithers, B.C., A town for all seasons

  “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust Located halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, with a population of just over 5,000, Smithers is a unique northern B.C. town with an alpine theme. Smithers has a town bylaw that requires businesses on Main […]