On Fridays I look forward to having couscous. In Morocco, families typically have couscous on Fridays, the holy day in Islam. (Though in Morocco the weekend is Saturday and Sunday because of the influence of the French protectorate. It is like this is in the rest of North Africa but not in the Middle East.… Continue reading Moroccan culture: couscous Fridays and Moroccan eating manners
I got to my permanent site about a couple of weeks ago and everyday has been an adventure! I am meeting lots of people and learning about the history and culture of my town. Everyone has been very welcoming and nice! I am constantly amazed by Moroccan hospitality- I have gotten invited for lunch and… Continue reading Integration Part 1
Last Wednesday I was sworn in as a Peace Corps volunteer! We had a small, short and sweet ceremony at the gorgeous PC office in Rabat. The US ambassador to Morocco, the Secretariat General of the Moroccan Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the PC Morocco country director, spoke as well as two PC volunteers… Continue reading Swearing in!