Monthly Archives: June 2014

Farewell, Rabat

Our final day, days even, in Rabat left me feeling bittersweet with a few tears in my eyes.  Our fist week seemed to go by at an average pace, with most of us just getting acquainted with the ins and … Continue reading

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Randoms: Cafe Clock: Hidden Treasures, Ex-Pat’s Dream

What does one do after several hours of exploring the Fez medina in near 100° degree weather? Duck into an alley leading to a smaller corridor that turns into an even tinier passage which lands you in front of a doorway … Continue reading

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Hammam a l’ocean

This past Monday was our only rest day in Rabat, so it seemed like the obvious day to go to the hammam.  We thought we’d do a whole girls trip, but it ended up being just Kavya, Winnie, and myself … Continue reading

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Daily life

This morning in Darija we had to describe our daily routine which has inspired this post! Daily life here in my home stay is way different than my daily life back in Milwaukee, and much for the better. We have … Continue reading

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Fez!

This weekend we took a trip to Fez. A nice, hot trip to Fez. The van that took us there has no air conditioning or windows that could open.  So even though Fez itself it quite hot, it wasn’t that … Continue reading

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Weekend trip to Fes

On Saturday, we started at 8:00 AM. It was a relatively hot day; with Fes being warmer than Morocco and with the broken air conditioning system in our van, we all had a hard time! After lunch, we spent some … Continue reading

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On Rabat

Rabat, like other Moroccan cities have two parts; the pre-colonial Medina and Ville Nouvelle or the new city, developed by the French. We are staying in Agdal, which is the center of action in Ville Nouvelle. This neighborhood is comparable … Continue reading

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Onward

It’s our nineteenth day in Rabat, only two days left here. When we first arrived, I felt tremendously out of place. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t know how things worked or how to communicate with anyone. It didn’t help … Continue reading

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Prolonging the Inevitable

The government of Morocco is considered one of, if not the, most stable governments in the Arabic speaking world. However, as I have mentioned, there is a gigantic growing youth population. According to the World Bank, 30% of the population … Continue reading

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Exceeding expectations

I didn’t know much about morocco before I came here apart from the bits that Professor Amster filled us in on prior to departure. My thoughts and opinions were based on stereotypes, I was just another ignorant tourist . Although … Continue reading

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