Morocco

I was only 17 when I first went to tour Morocco. I set out for Tangier, Marrakesh, Fez... even Oujda on the Libyan frontier. I had just finished living for a year in Norway and was traveling with some other students I met on the travels. A South African and four Swiss kids. Once you experience this place in Northern Africa and it's people you'll never be the same person again. It's no wonder why the author of the Sheltering Sky and The Spider's House - Paul Bowles- made it his home. Yves sSt. Laurent chose to live in Marrakesh near the Medina. Members of the literary movement remembered for influencing the American culture and politics in the post-World War II era, fell in love with Morocco and most precisely Tangier. In the mid forties and fifties, Peter Orlovesky, Irwin Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs stayed in the Northern city, writing, translating and enjoying what Tangier had to offer.