Welcome to The French Affaire

I’m in love with all things French and all things travel.

I’ve just recently moved to Morocco where I’m working and traveling and telling you, dear reader, all about it. 

Join me on my adventures!



A Virtual Visit to Chefchaouen

A Virtual Visit to Chefchaouen Chefchaouen. The Blue Pearl. Or, as the locals prefer, just Chaouen. It doesn’t really matter what you call it, this city by any other name would look as beautiful. Imagine an entire city swathed in cobalt blue. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it, since Instagram is bathed in images of Chefchaouen. There is even…

Moving to Morocco, Part 3: Arrival

Moving to Morocco, Part 3: Arrival The alarm was an unwelcome intruder into my dreamless sleep. I did somehow manage to sleep, cockroach carcasses be damned! The bedroom was too hot, so I parked myself on the couch, opened the sliding glass door, and fell asleep to the sound of crashing waves. (This is the part where you get out…

Moving to Morocco, Part 2

Moving to Morocco, Part 2: Departure “I’ve opened a new bank account and signed a lease on an apartment.” This is how I learned of my separation. 22 years of marriage ended in a text message. My hands shook as I tried to type a reply. I barely got it out: “So you’re leaving? You’re just leaving us?” “Us” was…

Moving to Morocco, Part 1

Moving to Morocco, Part 1 Cockroaches. This was the first thing I saw when I entered what what to become my home for at least the next year. I was in a country I’d never visited, starting a new job in a school I’d never seen, and this was to be my sanctuary when life came at me too hard…

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