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I met my friend Simo in a market in Casablanca. He approached me very graciously and asked if he and his friend could walk with me to learn about my country and practice English. I agreed and a beautiful friendship was born. He invited me to stay with his family, and I quickly adopted them all. This beautiful family opened up their home to me for over a week. They taught me to cook Moroccan foods, taught me the art of henna, trips to the markets, trips to the sea. In this video, Simo asks me some questions that I’m clearly not getting. We’re on our way to the beach at Mohammadean when this confused exchange goes on.
When I was in Bangkok, I was looking for a daytrip to the incredible Floating Markets. Being the beginning of my trip, I was easily suckered. I believed the drivers when they said “No, markets closed” (oldest trick in the book) But they had a better deal for me that included a snake farm. I’m really not a fan of zoos, even the environmentally-simulated, 10,000 ft2 roaming cages found in the west. Not thinking clearly with jet lag and innocence, I went along. The snake show was good, cobras and pythons and whatever else would impress a westerner. I was quietly keeping to myself when the handler started swinging the King Cobra into the crowd. I was glad I was alone and didn’t embarrass anyone close with my over reaction.