I like to ask people one particular question to break the ice: if you have all the time and the funds in the world, where is the one place that you would go to?
It is a hard question. Most people need a few minutes to think about the different places they would like to visit. Some could not even come to a decision! Often, it changes over time. When I was a young girl, it was France. After talking to some people in high school and doing plenty of research, it became Morocco. And for the longest time I had dreamt of going to Morocco, getting lost in its ancient medina, sampling the food, and marveling over the patterns and architecture.
This summer, we had just finished the semester and was in need of a break, so we booked a ticket to Marrakech. We went there not knowing what…
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