Morocco

March 6, 2015

Adventures in Africa: Morocco – Part 2

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On Sunday, we left early for the Rif Mountains.  When we had driven as far as the van could take us, we got out and then walked the rest of the way up a mountain to have lunch and a conversation with the family that lived there. The family was wonderful and our meal of […]

February 27, 2015

Adventures in Africa: Morocco Part 1

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This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Morocco.  The trip began as I rushed to the train station after finishing a Dynamics exam.  I was a little worried about time, but I ended up finishing the exam a little early and everything was fine.  We took a 5.5 hour train to Algeciras, […]

May 28, 2014

B’slama

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Goodbye: it sucks in every language, you know. No matter what noises you choose to emit from your mouth in order to express it, goodbyes will always be bittersweet, full of endless hugs, tears, and “remember that time”‘s. When I hugged my host parents goodbye, they smiled and said, “Until next time, N’shah Allah (God […]

May 15, 2014

It’s All Frarabic to Me

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Two weeks: that is all the time I have left in Morocco. And after all the time that I have spent here, I still feel there is so much I don’t know about this country. For one, I still can’t comprehend how Moroccan girls manage to stay so slim on a diet that consists primarily […]

April 27, 2014

The Day I Got Married

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It’s a hot, sunny day in Rabat. The busy souks and white medina walls, usually vibrant, look pale and dingy in the brilliant sunshine. I blink at these passing sights from the back seat as Fatima-Zahra, the director of my study abroad program, inches her car through the bustling streets. We finally find a parking […]

April 21, 2014

Blurred Lines

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I have been around the world in fourteen days. Well, okay, so I lied—but after two weeks of trekking through four cities and two islands, sleeping in hostels and airport terminals, living out of a well-worn duffel and hauling it on ferries, trains, buses, and endless walks, it sure feels like it. I spent my […]

April 3, 2014

Life in Candyland

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Here’s a fun fact: Moroccans consume about 37 kilograms of sugar per capita each year; during Ramadan, that number jumps up to 95 thousand tons overall. This is why Morocco has become one of the world’s largest sugar consumers and, after two months living on a purely Moroccan diet, I can wholeheartedly vouch for this […]

March 25, 2014

Hiking and Surfing and Salsa, Oh My!

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So far, this has been a semester of firsts: my first time leaving the US, riding a camel, learning Arabic, eating couscous… the list goes on. And today, as I lay collapsed on my bed, muscles aching, and trying to muster the remaining energy in my body in order to type these very words, I […]

March 16, 2014

Salaam from Morocco!

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In other words, hey there! And welcome to my little blog. It has officially been over a month since I left Lafayette to study abroad in the city of Rabat for spring semester. Until now, I had never traveled across an ocean, let alone lived in another country for such a long time. Even after […]

March 13, 2013

Where’s Spain? Morocco Edition

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It has been a while since I have posted due to various extended travels and of course mid-terms in between! So I have a lot to catch up on… ahead you will see groupings of photos from Morocco and Toulouse. These were both Lafayette-sponsored trips that promoted our discovery of a few more new cultures […]