Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco
By Matthew Felix | Novel • Travel Writing • Short Stories | Adventure, humor, and spirituality.
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AUDIO BOOK OUT NOW!!! [o] Select true stories excerpted from the book "With Open Arms: Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco” (#1 Amazon Bestseller: Kindle Morocco * Books Morocco * Kindle Africa * Books Africa). [o] Awarded Three 2018 Solas Awards for Travel Writing! Gold for "Welcome Back Again"; Bronze for "Welcome to Tangier"; Honorable Mention for "A Turkish Bath in Morocco". [o] "Matthew's prose is a dance between the richness and delicacy of poetry and the bawdy, acerbic wit of a standup comic." - The Best Travel Writing, Volume II contributor Keith Skinner [o] 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. [o] Read by the author. [o] Music Credits: "Mining by Moonlight" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
||Clean07 About the book: Peanut Butter & Passports Morocco Interview||Matthew talked about his Morocco book with Tom Gose and Mark Pfeifer on episode 45 of their Peanut Butter & Passports podcast. This clip is taken from that episode, where they talked specifically about Matthew's book, With Open Arms, and his experiences in Morocco. The full interview was split into two episodes, where Tom, Mark, and Matthew discussed travel, Matthew’s other books, writing and publishing, and more. Those episodes, as well as more great conversations with other travelers, can be found on the Peanut Butter & Passports podcast.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06 Morocco Travel Stories: It Ain't Over, Till It's...||In this previously unpublished story from his forthcoming collection, Matthew tells the rest of what happened the night of his first arrival in Tangier. Still shaken from his nightmarish walk from the port, when Matthew goes to relieve himself in his hotel, he overlooks something essential—and discovers he has one more daunting obstacle to face, before he can call it a night. An unforgettable tale, not for the squeamish.||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 Morocco Travel Stories: The Mad Hatter||When Matthew and his friend Peter agree to share a long-distance taxi with a French couple, they can't possibly imagine how quickly—and how much—they'll come to regret it.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 Morocco Travel Stories: The Dunes||When Matthew and three travel companions head out into the Saharan sand dunes, one faces a tragically comical struggle that threatens his ascent of the huge dune that is their destination.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 Morocco Travel Stories: Overture, Curtain Lights||While on a train in Morocco, Matthew and his friend Sophie are joined by a curious couple of travelers suspiciously eager to befriend them.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 Morocco Travel Stories: A Turkish Bath in Morocco||Never having gone to a hammam when he lived in Istanbul, Matthew decides to visit one in Morocco. If only he hadn't agreed to the massage.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 Morocco Travel Stories: Welcome to Tangier||Matthew arrives in Morocco for the first time, receiving a nightmarish welcome as he struggles to make his way from the port of Tangier to his hotel in the medina.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is poorly written and is a whiney author complaining about everyone and everything in Morocco.
In the mood for a few hours of uninformed ramblings and thinly-veiled xenophobia, peppered with forced synonyms conjured up from the collegiate thesaurus a naive and amateur traveler keeps adjacent to his laptop?
This dullard’s memoirs are an absolute disservice to the beautiful country and people of Morocco. They perpetuate fear, stereotype and suspicion rather than foster understanding and appreciation.
I enjoyed listening to this and bought his book.
Side note: the relentless pressure Matthew describes reminds me of how women feel when they tell a man “no” in America.