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Morocco PageI recently had the opportunity to travel to Morocco and was fascinated by its unique mix of the modern and mystic, tradition and technology. Already one of the most open Muslim societies, Morocco is rapidly liberalizing. In cosmopolitan Casablanca, female joggers in shorts and tank-tops share the streets with women fully veiled in abayas and niqabs. Desert hotels in Merzouga so remote that they give directions via GPS now offer Wi-Fi in rooms. Elderly seers in Marrakech’s famed Djemaa el Fna square take breaks from telling fortunes to answer their cellphones. Have a read of my latest travel piece, Cellphones and Sand Dunes: Morocco’s Enticing Contrast of Traditional and Modern Cultures, published in The Vancouver Sun, with photos in this gallery.

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