50) The Getaway

I had planned to write a series of blogs on life in Morocco now, and I may still do so, but suddenly I had to get out fast. One of Morocco’s key strategies for fighting Covid has been to seal off the country. Faithful readers will remember how Jean Marie and I were stuck during…

49) Return to Morocco

I was anxious about returning to Morocco alone a year and a half after Jean Marie and I left in trying circumstances during the Covid lockdown. But Morocco has been doing its best to seduce me back. The day I arrived at the Agadir airport in mid October after a stressful departure from Paris, I…

48) The Medical Adventure Ends

My husband, Jean Marie Jacqueme, died on August 14 during a biopsy procedure at the hospital in Aix-en-Provence. So our medical journey is over. Jean Marie was always an adventurous and curious traveler. I hope some new adventures await him in whatever is out there after life. We will be commemorating his life with a…

44) Lockdown 20: Wales

Marilyn Campbell is a friend and writer who divides her time between Wales and Aix-en-Provence. We are both members of an on-again, off-again writers group in Aix called The Plumes. Here is her report from Wales. We live in the United Kingdom but just now, it is in some ways less United than ever. Our…

43) Lockdown 19: St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA

This report is by Richard Hathaway. Richard was my boyfriend during high school at Lexington High (Massachusetts). He was the sports editor and I was the editor of our high school newspaper. We’ve gone our separate ways but have maintained our friendship over the years. Richard and his wife live in a special place. Here…

39) Lockdown 17: Germany

Guest Post: by Dr. Maria Hobl in Munich Today we have a guest post by my friend and walking partner in Sidi Ifni, Dr. Maria Hobl. In the winter we enjoy long walks on our town beach, often followed by sitting at a beachfront cafe to watch the sun set over the Atlantic. Maria and…

37: Lockdown 15: California

Guest Post by Carol Swenson in Capitola, California Perfectly distance benches for viewing the Pacific Ocean I’m taking on Joyce’s request to describe life here in California with the coronavirus. First, it’s important to remember that there IS no unified response in the US, and that the president is ignorant, power-grabbing, and devoid of either…

36) Lockdown 14: Plaudits

The Covid 19 triage tent, so far unused in Sidi Ifni Today is a good day to congratulate Morocco on its successful effort to contain the coronavirus despite having poor health care infrastructure. As of yesterday, the Covid 19 transmission rate fell below 1 for the first time, according to analysts at the Media 24…