Adventures in Marrakech, Morocco

I just returned from a fantastic tour of Marrakech, Morocco. Marrakech – sometimes spelled “Marrakesh” – is an historic city center in the heart of the north African country. This was my first time to Marrakech, but this journey marked my fourth gourmet tour with Diane Seed, my longtime friend who loves food and travel as much as I do.

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Evan Wei-Haas
Hope in Rwanda, Africa

Rwanda, Africa is known as the land of a thousand hills.  But perhaps it is most know for the terrible genocide in 1994 when over 800,000 people were murdered by their friends and neighbors after being convinced by the corrupt government (through propaganda), that one tribe was superior to another.  One cannot visit Rwanda without hearing the stories from survivors of how they lost entire families, their businesses, and their dignity. 

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India Revisited: New Delhi & Agra

India is a massive country full of wealth, poverty, endless colors, spicy aromas, marvelous architecture, and beautiful people.  I had already visited several areas in southern India, but I felt a deep urge to return to the majestic country to see a few of the places I had not yet experienced.  This time I would be traveling alone with the intention of cooking in private homes, eating the food of different classes of people, and seeing the palatial buildings of ancient emperors.

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Evan Wei-Haas
Russia

While Russia may not have been on the top of my list for travel destinations, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to visit the world’s largest country after spending two weeks in Scandinavia with my husband and friends, Mitch and Shannon. Although the process of obtaining the travel visa to enter Russia was time-consuming, and at times a bit frustrating, it was completely worth it.

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Cuba

It began with a visit to a Cuban restaurant in Miami years ago when I experienced authentic Cuban cuisine and the warm, welcoming hospitality of the Cuban culture.   Such was the impact of that visit, I knew that I must go learn more about the food and people of Cuba.  So, I grabbed my go-with-the-flow fellow traveler (and good personal friend), Cindy, to experience our own Cuban adventure.

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Izza Wei-Haas
The Dominican Republic

I have a special appreciation for women who sew, since I operated a sewing business for sixteen years. I received the response very quickly saying they would appreciate my donation, and would like me to come to Dominican Republic to teach a group of women how to sew. My plan was to send a donation, but it had never it occurred to me that they would ask me to GO! When I told them I just teach cooking, they asked me to come teach both!

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Evan Wei-Haas