Living only a half-hour grand taxi ride (2 people in the front seat of the Mercedes, 4 people in the back seats, Hit FM with international and Moroccan tunes blasting) from Marrakesh during my Peace Corps service, I have been lucky to get to know it in all kinds of ways. I have gone in… Continue reading Rosana’s Marrakesh
You might have seen in the news early this month that First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, visited Morocco, and my city, Marrakesh, to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative. The Let Girls Learn initiative was launched in March 2015 “to address the range of challenges preventing adolescent girls from attaining a quality… Continue reading Let Girls Learn in Marrakesh
receiving Valentine's day candy from my Grandma and sharing it with neighbors Marrakesh biennale with friends!
The first week I arrived in my site there was an annual festival that lasted for three days. It was held in a park near the highway that has an abandoned phosphate factory from the French protectorate. During the day there were tents selling food, candy, clothes, kitchenware, toiletries, etc. as well as a couple… Continue reading Integration Part 2: annual festival and Monday souk
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 week I was on a visit at my permanent site! I am going to be in a town an hour away from Marrakesh. The town has about 5,000 residents and 10 different neighborhoods. It has 3 mosques, 1 hospital, 2 pharmacies, 1 kindergarten, 1 elementary school, and 1 middle school and high school. The Peace… Continue reading Site visit and international women’s day in Morocco!