Monthly Archives: June 2013

Three weeks isn’t enough

As my roommate and I pack up our things and get ready to say goodbye to our host family, we both agree that our time in Rabat has just flown by and that we could’ve benefited from additional time here. … Continue reading

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Fez-tastic/End of Rabat

Fez-tastic may be a little misleading. This past weekend we went to Fez – which was a much needed change of pace, but I’m not sure we were ready for the intensity of the medina.  I can say for the first … Continue reading

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The Moroccan Hammam

Yesterday I experienced the Moroccan hammam. It was almost exactly as I imagined although there was no way I could have possibly anticipated the intensity of the scrubbing that would take place on my skin. Caroline and I arrived at … Continue reading

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Hammam!

Last night I experienced a true slice of Moroccan culture and managed to check off an item from my bucket list by going to a hammam. The Moroccan public bath, or hammam, is made up of three rooms, each one … Continue reading

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What I Will Miss Most About Rabat

I figured after being in a country where I didn’t know any of the language coming in and being in a homestay for three weeks I would be more than ready to leave.  That is definately not the case.  There … Continue reading

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Fés-The medieval city

My favorite city trip thus far was to Fés. Founded in the 9th century, it’s a beautiful mixture of modern and medevial architecture. The picture above is of the famous leather tanneries located in the Medina-which while beautiful, smelled horrific. … Continue reading

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“Ready?  Wait there is a car coming!!” After

“Ready?  Wait there is a car coming!!” After having spent 3 weeks in Rabat, there is not doubt in my mind that traffic lights are merely a suggestion. I live a block and a half away from school, but crossing … Continue reading

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Hammam: The Play by Play (Rated PG-13)

The following blog may contain some adult content: During our time here we had heard about the elusive “hammam”. This is more or less a Moroccan bath house that many of the locals go to weekly to get a wash … Continue reading

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11 things I’ll miss about Rabat

Today is our last full day in Rabat. I’m sad to be leaving my host family and the routine we have made for ourselves here, but very excited to go to the mountains and see what life is like there. … Continue reading

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Scaling Some Roman Ruins

On our way home from Fez last weekend we had the opportunity to stop at Volubilis, which is a Roman city about an hour outside of Fez. It really was such an incredible experience because we were able to walking … Continue reading

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