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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 1: A New Mission

Last year, I had an amazing experience volunteering for Mission Rabies and participating in their vaccination drive in Goa.  I blogged extensively about it (start here), allowing me to joyfully relive the experience as I went through all my photos from the trip. Traveling has always been one of my pleasures in life, and being retired has afforded me even…

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Dr. Plotnick’s Moroccan Cat Adventure – Day 8, Part 1 – Meknes and the Roman ruins of Volubilis

Day 8, Part 1 – Meknes and the Roman ruins of Volubilis (Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7) Fes’s location allows for some neat day trips.  A popular destination from Fes is the city of Meknes and the Roman ruins of Volubilis.  Mark and I have always enjoyed Greek and Roman ruins, and the…

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Dr. Plotnick’s Moroccan Cat Adventure – Day 4 – Essaouira

Morocco Day 4 (Day 1 Day 2 Day 3)  Day trip!  Our destination: the beautiful coastal fishing town of Essaouira Essaouira has an interesting history. Today, it’s a favorite destination for the picturesque fishing harbor, the twisting little alleyways, and the sand, sea and surf.  It used to be a hippie hangout for surfers and expat artists, and though the city now hosts…

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Dr. Plotnick’s Moroccan Cat Adventure – Day 1 – Welcome to Marrakech

It was that time of the year again: Memorial Day.  I like Memorial Day because not only does it signify the start of summer (my favorite season), it also means that I get to go on vacation!  My cat hospital is open seven days a week, and I can’t have our other veterinarian, Dr. Sheheri, work 11 days straight while I’m gone. …

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