1 year and 6 months of Peace Corps service- photos 2

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Top 10 things I love about El Magreb (Morocco)

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)

Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), village politics, and my sister’s visit!

September 24 was another major Muslim holiday called Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), which commemorates when in the Islamic Koran Allah (God) appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son Ishmael to demonstrate his devotion to him. Though when Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, Allah stopped him… Continue reading Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), village politics, and my sister’s visit!

Two of my neighbors are goat herders: Peace Corps/Moroccan dar (home)

I moved into my own apartment a month ago, and it feels great! I liked living with my two host families, especially important for integration and language, but it is really nice to have my own place for some independence and privacy. It was frustrating finding a rental due to the time of year and… Continue reading Two of my neighbors are goat herders: Peace Corps/Moroccan dar (home)