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Flying Back Home

Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | Views [411]

At 3 AM my alarm went off and I forced myself out of bed and through my morning routine. Then I looked down and realized that they looked the same way they had the night before- long and unpainted. Natasha had been disapproving of this, so I'd asked ... Read more >

Tags: airplanes, airports, endings, flying, reading, travelling


Saying Goodbye

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | Views [337]

When I got back to my house, I gathered up the presents I'd previously gotten for my host family and went upstairs. These presents had been purchased back in Chicago, and I'd meant to give them to my host family when I first arrived. But then Saida was ... Read more >

Tags: endings, gifts, river, speeches


On My Own

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | Views [315]

I still had some last-minute shopping I needed to do. At this point, it was only a couple specific things that didn't match the couple of specific things that other people needed. So I decided to test myself and go shopping in the Mdina alone. The ... Read more >

Tags: fish, shopping, spices, wandering


Last Opportunities

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | Views [244]

On Friday we met up together to go book shopping. It was either that or explore the Chellah. Erika and Cynthia had both wanted to buy books before we left, and I'm never going to vote against a bookstore.(Unless it's “who wants to go to the bookstore ... Read more >

Tags: books, endings, juice, marina bay


Cats in the Casbah

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | Views [345]

 While I still had twenty pages left, Natasha texted me and asked if I wanted to meet up (with her, Erika, and Cynthia) at the entrance of the Casbah at 3. It was then 2:30. From the center to my house is a half hour walk, and the Casbah's a bit ... Read more >

Tags: casbah, cats, creepy guys, flowers, turtle


Final

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | Views [247]

 At the end of poli sci on Wednesday, professor Ahmadi showed us the questions that we would need to write about for the final. We had between then and 10:30 the next day to submit the assignment, though it wasn't until around 6:00 that night that ... Read more >

Tags: classes, endings, library, test


Books and Cups

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | Views [405]

 After class, I met up with Cynthia and Natasha for book shopping. Natasha was looking for an English/Arabic Koran for her brother and Cynthia was looking for 1001 Arabian Nights . I just like surrounding myself with books.  It had begun ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, books, tea


Rabat for the Last Time

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | Views [293]

 When we walked out of the train station and into Rabat, I commented that it felt much cooler. It always felt cooler in Rabat than it did wherever else we visited.  “That's because it's hooome,” Natasha said. I breathed in the ... Read more >

Tags: endings, marina bay, music, school


The Kindness of Strangers

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | Views [386]

 Our first priority upon reaching the trains station was to get tickets back to Rabat. This proved trickier than it seemed. The machines wouldn't work, then finally told us there weren't enough seats. We decided to try standing in line to see if ... Read more >

Tags: beach, ftour, spain, tangiers, train


To Tangiers

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Views [392]

 Without mule riding to go to, we got up at 9, ate breakfast, and got a taxi to the bus station. Natasha and I could both use an ATM, so after we bought our bus tickets we left Nathan and Cynthia with the bags and went off to find one. Nathan ... Read more >

Tags: atm, bus, taxi, transportation


North of the City

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | Views [236]

 While we were eating lunch, the woman who did pretty much all interactions with us at the auberge came over and told us that we weren't going to be able to ride mules today because it was too hot out. We asked if it would work to go the next day ... Read more >

Tags: blue, communism, olive oil, shopping, stars, yarn


I Miss the Mountains

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Views [416]

 On Saturday morning, we got up for breakfast at 8:30. They brought out orange juice and coffee and Moroccan tea. If it weren't for the orange juice and tea, the fly in the coffee would have been even more upsetting than it was. They also had a ... Read more >

Tags: books, flowers, hiking, mountains, rocks, streams, waterfall


We're Going 100 'Round the Bends

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Views [297]

 On Friday, we finished class and went to the train station. Specifically, we arrived for class, I realized that I'd managed to miss the combination of Facebook message/in-person conversation and left my bag at my house whereas everyone else had ... Read more >

Tags: auberge, bus, food, taxi, travel


Fulbright Scholarships

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Views [443]

 After class on Wednesday, we met up with Nisrine and followed her through the quiet residential area to the office for the Fulbright group. As we were walking in, someone behind us recognized Nisrine and told her (and, by extension, us) to go in, ... Read more >

Tags: fulbright, research, strikes, teaching, university


Another Time, Another Town, Another Everything

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | Views [376]

The Moroccan consensus on Rabat, at least among people of our age, tends to be that it is a boring city. From the ftour on the beach: Fati (who has lived her entire life in Rabat): “What do you think of Rabat?” Us: “It's nice.... Read more >

Tags: film, school, taxi, transportation, travel


Waiting for the King

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | Views [289]

 As politics class was ending, it became increasingly difficult to ignore the noises outside. I've gotten relatively used to the occasional honking. And by “occasional honking' I mean “occasionally there will be a solid minute of honking.... Read more >

Tags: absuridsm, cars, king, music, queen, waiting


Poli Sci Paper and Procrastination

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | Views [1991]

 On the syllabus for poli sci, there was a 8-10 page paper that counted for 20% of our grade. The good news is that by the time the teacher got around to describing it, the paper had dropped down from 8-10 pages to only 5. The bad news is that by ... Read more >

Tags: notebook, papers, pens, presentation, school


Djellabah Shopping Part Two: The Vengeance

Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | Views [394]

 On Saturday, we arranged to meet at 1:00 for more shopping. Nathan did not come with us, despite the fact that his plan for the day was also to do some miscellaneous shopping. Just not djellabas. Megan had talked with Nisrine, who had given ... Read more >

Tags: djellabah, pockets, spice, tea, turtles


With Clothes or Without?

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | Views [1123]

 After ftour on Friday, we met at Marina Bay because really, where else would we go? We initially got two tables, but when none of us ordered food, they took one of them away. The restaurant was still pretty non-crowded (it's never been as crowded ... Read more >

Tags: beach, bets, carnival, casbah, marina bay, moroccan


Ftur in a House

Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | Views [311]

 On Thursday, we were invited (several days in advance) to join Oussama at his house for Ftour. We told our host families we would be going out that night and waited around at the IES Center until 7. Fatima did come by to lock up, but this time ... Read more >

Tags: books, food, gnomes, presentations


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