In January I attended the Close of Service Conference organized by Peace Corps Morocco staff in Rabat for all the Peace Corps volunteers in my group. The goals were to start to reflect on our service and prepare for life after the Peace Corps. After going over the many administrative tasks needed before leaving Morocco… Continue reading Close of Service Conference
It’s been a while since I’ve posted! I was on vacation most of August and September in Spain. The village was dead with the intense summer heat. I didn’t see anyone out and about until 6pm. Lots of people traveled to see family in duars (farming villages), Marrakesh, or coastal towns (Agadir, Casablanca, and Rabat).… Continue reading Dar shebab and markaz update and Supporting People with Special Needs workshop
During the school Spring break at the beginning of this month, I traveled south to Tata, a beautiful oasis town, to work at “Ability Camp.” It is near Algeria and has a spectacular palm grove. Before the camp started, I had a chance to explore. We said we were going on a walk for 30… Continue reading The room ended up smelling like flowers: Ability camp
receiving Valentine's day candy from my Grandma and sharing it with neighbors Marrakesh biennale with friends!
The hospitality—The hospitality of people here is incredible! Ever since I arrived in Morocco a year ago, I’ve been invited into homes and served tea, bread, and yummy traditional dishes like couscous, tagine, and rafissa. They order me to “Kuli! Kuli! Kuli!” (Eat!, Eat!, Eat!) until I am stuffed and then they get angry if… Continue reading Top 10 things I love about El Magreb (Morocco)
During my 11 months in Morocco, I have enjoyed learning about Morocco women’s dress, fashion, and beauty. I find Moroccan traditional dress beautiful. I especially love the buttons. Before I had my own caftans, my friends lent me theirs and did my hair and make-up. It was super fun! As a child, I loved to… Continue reading Moroccan culture: Moroccan women’s dress, fashion, and beauty 101