Thomas and I arrived in Rabat on Saturday, after a slightly tearful goodbye with Lala Fatima and Zakia. After a much needed long, hot shower, I went to see the newly opened Mohammed 6 Museum of Modern Art with my friends Esther, Noa and Alice. While I enjoyed the current exhibit, Medieval Maroc, I favored the permanent collection, which left me very sated in terms of … Continue reading Enchanting Rabat!
Rabat, the capital of Morocco, is a beautiful, modern city on the coast. It has been a nice change from the more rural environment, but I am also eager to return to a smaller, less hectic pace, though the cats around Rabat seem pleasantly unaffected by the pace of life in the big city. Continue reading Around Rabat
Today marks the start of our last week of community based training—only six days until we move away from the town we have called home for the past 2½ months. I find my attachment to our current home falling away bit by bit. While I have really enjoyed being in this community, today I do not feel a sense of sadness when I think about … Continue reading Last Days of CBT
Though we spent only a few days in what will be our new site, we have fallen in love with the scenery and the people. Though this year’s rains have made it much greener than usual, beauty abounds. Here are some scenes from a tiny desert town. Continue reading Scenes From a Tiny Desert Town
Last week we traveled from north-central Morocco toward south-central across the Atlas Mountains. The scenery was mindblowingly beautiful. Atop the mountain range, between two smaller ranges, lies an immense, open plain. Below are some of travel landscapes we saw during our trip. Continue reading Travel Landscapes
Thomas and I returned yesterday from a five day trip to where we will live as of April 2nd. The seven hour bus ride from the north to the south took us through the Atlas Mountains, oases, and areas that looked truly otherworldly. Oh, how gorgeous and diverse the landscape of Morocco is! When we finally arrived in our town (along with a third trainee, … Continue reading The Great Trip South
Funky Cold Medina (Tone Loc) Continue reading Zwina Medina (Not to be confused with Funky Cold Medina)