With Open Arms: Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco (Unabridged)
When Matthew had to renew his European visa, his point of exit was obvious: he was going to Morocco. Memories of his previous trip filled him with anxiety. What was he thinking? After everything that had happened, did he really want to go back? Scams. Altercations. Mishaps. But also humor and beauty. His curiosity overcoming his fears, his second trip would prove as unforgettable as the first.
"My reflexes belatedly kicking in, I couldn't help but flinch. The children cheered, relishing having reduced me to their plaything."
"Our little spectacle having brought the night market to a standstill, we were now surrounded by about 50 men. I was living the chaotic mob scene from so many movies, and it was every bit as nightmarish as it had always looked on-screen."
"As I was about to let out a desperate cry that would require no translation, the giant finished...leaving me flinching on the floor like a bug that's been smashed but isn't quite dead."
"Amidst astonishingly beautiful, unsullied waves of sand, a lone figure squatted, holding a roll of toilet paper. It was a peculiar, paradoxical sight."
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