Language Heirarchy: Another Lazy American Move

Whether you like it or not, globally your utility can be determined by what language (or languages) you speak. There is a silent hierarchy, and one that is not altogether fair. In a previous post, I discuss the language schizophrenia I have observed in Morocco. In short, Moroccans face a mild day-to-day identity crisis in … Continue reading Language Heirarchy: Another Lazy American Move

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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

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…