Monthly Archives: June 2016

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It has been a few weeks since our return from Morocco and yet it feels like only yesterday that I was being woken up by the early morning call to prayers and the sounds of roosters and mules in the … Continue reading

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Morocco: The Unofficial Wrap-up 

It’s pretty sad actually. I never thought I’d miss Morocco this much. It’s only been a couple of weeks since we left but it already feels like an eternity. I fell in love with Morocco. It’s a hella’ beautiful country. We … Continue reading

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Bslâma Morocco

The week in Zawiya Ahansal certainly passed by quickly. From all the moments of interviewing people to camping out in Zawiya Ahansal was undeniably remarkable. Everyone I met has become a part of my life and every memory with them … Continue reading

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Bye Rabat, Hello Zawiya Ahansal

Leaving Rabat was one of the most difficult moments in my life. I can still remember my very first day since I was nervous to meet my host parents, and how intimidated I felt getting my own taxi as well … Continue reading

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The Journey to Zaouiat Ahansal

After an enriching three weeks in Rabat, it was time to say our bittersweet goodbyes to our generous host families and the supportive staff at AmidEast. The final week of the program was set to take place in the remote … Continue reading

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No inwi, no problem

In Rabat, a few students and I decided to purchase a data plan on our phones. I mean, how can you say no to 10GB of data plus unlimited texting for 100dH (equivalent of around $15CAD)? As someone who never … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Traveler

One of the biggest privileges while staying at Rabat was living abroad in Morocco as part of a member of the homestay family. On one hand I was nervous about travelling to a new country, on the other hand, was … Continue reading

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Food “Trends” in Morocco

I realized the implications of Canada’s location in the world as a northern country with a short growing season when in Rabat, I was able to buy a kilo of strawberries for 8 dirhams, or just over 1$. While we … Continue reading

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The City of Fez (Part 2)

As we finished our lecture on Sufism taught by Professor Sadiq Reddad it was time for our historical tour of Fez. I was very much excited for this part of the trip as this was the opportunity to explore Fez … Continue reading

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Markets vs. Supermarkets

Arriving back to Canada took a while, but when we finally cleared customs and the majority of us received our baggage (sorry Mahisha!) mostly intact (boo to my broken ceramics) it was so nice to see our families again. After … Continue reading

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