Saying M’a Ssalama

I don’t think I’ve quite come to terms with that fact that I’m leaving Morocco. I’m not heading directly back to the US so really it just feels like I’m taking a little holiday before going back to study more Arabic with Professor Driss. However it’s true, this little section of my life is over. […]

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Only in Morocco

Somehow over the past four months I’ve become accustomed to some very odd aspects of daily life in Morocco that I never thought I would ever get used to. Here are the top three ‘only in Morocco’ things you should be prepared for if you ever choose to live/visit Morocco. 1. Grand taxis. I never […]

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A Hike in a Holy Land

People say it’s hardest to be a tourist in your own city. You always put off that one attraction the rest of the world comes to see. Well, less than 30 minutes outside of Meknes is the small town of Moulay Idriss. Moulay Idriss happens to be the place at which Islam gained its first […]

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And then I was a Surfer

Well there I was, in Lisbon on spring break with no plans and I found a little card for a surf school on the desk at my hostel. That card sat in my wallet for 5 days. Then, the night before my last day in Lisbon, I found that little card again while paying for […]

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In Love with Lisboa

I didn’t believe in love at first sight until I went to Lisbon. I emerged from the underground metro into a small plaza. The sun was shining on a the pastel colored buildings and a group of b-boys were dancing for a crowd in front of a statue of some famous Portuguese guy (probably an […]

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