Morocco: Gird Your Loins, This One’s Kinda Lengthy

This past weekend was extra long because of مولد (Mawlid), the celebration of the Prophet’s birthday. We got out of class on Wednesday after lunch and didn’t have to be back until Monday morning, so we decided to make the most of it by traveling around northern Morocco a bit. We ventured to Meknes, Azrou,…

Morocco: I’m SO GOOD at French!

My French vocabulary is becoming quite extensive. However, my French spelling is still probably pretty poor. Poulet- chicken Je no parlez le francaise- I don’t speak French, incorrectly Ananas- pineapple Pomme- apple Jus- juice Cafe- coffee Lait- milk Frais- strawberry Panini- sandwich Toilette- bathroom Brouchette- kebab Gare- station Viande hachee- meat of some kind Enchante-…

Morocco: Transportation

Rabat has one of the more convoluted public transit systems I’ve ever experienced. There’s this uber-sweet tramway that runs from one end of Rabat to somewhere in Sale, although I’ve never been across the river to Rabat’s sister city yet. It’s really convenient for me because I live a 12 minute walk away from a…

Morocco: Host Family (1/18/13)

I moved in with my host family last night. I’m living with a relatively old couple, probably in their late 60’s or early 70’s, in their apartment in the city. Their names are Idris and ‘Izza, I’m 90% sure. Their 40 year old son Hakim lives with them, along with his pregnant wife (we’re having…