Travelers in foreign lands, especially the Middle East, are able to easily find drugs of every type for recreational use and for import-export. The magnificent sights of the Muslim community by day, conceal the behind-the-scenes activities of the night. Out there are the “Users,” who want to capitalize on the lucrative markets of the United States and its neighbors.
The lure of easy money and the icy thrill of breaking all the rules prove to be a virtually irresistible attraction to young American tourists and their counterparts around the world.
The combination of free access to copious amounts of drugs, sex, danger and excitement lead travelers to taste the forbidden fruits and encourages them to partake in the chase of modern ecstasy; sometimes with fatal results.
Young Americans, French hippies, Canadian drug smugglers, home bound Muslim woman… travelers. Fast friends and close bonds are made in a time and place when it was more possible, pre 9/11. These people are eager and open to know about the lives of the people around them, people from different cultures. They gather in the cafes and hotels of Casa Blanca, they get high on hashish, they explore the city, and most importantly they get to know one another. Inevitably as these young people move into adulthood they meet their respective fates, predetermined by virtue of where they are born.