Do Morocco, Do Anything

Having been in Morocco for over two months now, I've been able to do some reflecting about my experience so far. These past weeks have been both a challenge and a true reaffirmation of who I am and what I can take. I, along with my peers, have formed a love-hate (although majority love) relationship … Continue reading Do Morocco, Do Anything

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My First Trip to the Public Bath House

Ready to drop all shame? No point in being modest at the hammam, or Turkish-style public bath house, where all from young to old, rich to poor, bathe together, and let it all hang lose. In public. Thats right, all. While Western-style showers are becoming more common and available in Moroccan homes, the traditional way … Continue reading My First Trip to the Public Bath House

How You Know It’s Eid Al Adha in Morocco…

Eid Al Adha, something like the equivalent of Muslim Christmas in Morocco, is a major holiday celebrated at the end of the lunar year. Filled with feasting, and a little gore,  it is a celebration of the story of Ibrahim (or Abraham, if you are Christian) who sacrificed a sheep for his son. In honor … Continue reading How You Know It’s Eid Al Adha in Morocco…

An American In Morocco: Funny Cultural Adjustments

Morocco, as you may have guessed it, hosts quite a different culture than that of the US, or any other place I have been. While I've only been here just over a week, I thought I'd share some of the immediate (and more laughable) culture shocks. The Call To Prayer. Also known as Adhan, the … Continue reading An American In Morocco: Funny Cultural Adjustments

An American in Morocco: Pre-Departure to Rabat…

In just four days, I will be leaving the US en route to spend a semester in Rabat, Morocco!Marhaban, Maroc.This will be the beginning of my biggest journey yet. Morocco is an uncharted territory in my mind, full of mysterious traditions and culture. I am open-minded and ready to experience the culture shock that I … Continue reading An American in Morocco: Pre-Departure to Rabat…