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Overhyped and Underrated

Before I left for Morocco, when I told people where I would be going, everyone insisted that I visit Casablanca and Marrakech. Knowing that visitations to these cities were already included in our itinerary, I assured them that I would … Continue reading

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Distance Makes the Heart Grow

It’s been just over a month since we waved goodbye to our friends and the entire country of Morocco, and returned to our daily lives in Canada. This, of course, does not mean that our work is over – our … Continue reading

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Coming Home

Coming home from Morocco was a mixture of culture shock and déja vu. Sitting in the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, I was surrounded by reminders of my journey home  from having spent a year studying abroad in Lille, … Continue reading

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The Tourist Experience

Leaving Zawiya was just as hard, if not more difficult than leaving Rabat. Once we packed up our bags and said our final goodbyes to the village of Zawiya we headed out on a very long road to Marrakech. The second … Continue reading

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The Middle of Nowhere

Packing our bags to leave the city of Rabat was bittersweet as well as nerve-wracking. For starters, I was incredibly sad to be leaving our host family; our host mom and dad had been such a joy to stay with … Continue reading

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omg

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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