*This is being posted now that I have completed my Peace Corps service to avoid censorship* Having grown up in America literally born on both sides of the color lines. I have never felt more exposed to latent, so in your face white privilege and racism than in Morocco. I wonder if I notice it more… Read More White Privilege and Racism in Morocco
Life after Peace Corps in Morocco is a bit surreal. Suddenly I don’t have to call the duty officer if I leave my site and hey guess what? now what was my “site,” is now my home. I felt like my site became home long before I married my husband and long before the people… Read More Life After Peace Corps in Morocco
The beginning of this month had me zipping from place to place to get signatures from everyone from the Mudir of the Dar Chabab I worked in to my land lord to make sure everyone was aware I was finished with my contract. I had to laugh when the secretary of the delege said when… Read More Preparing for final COS sign out and COSing
Happy Eid al Adha to Everyone. This Eid al Adha was special because it was our first official Eid as a married couple for my husband and I. This year I paid for the sheep – it cost 1800 DH and I named it promptly upon sight – Baaah Marley due to his long beautiful… Read More Baah Marley and my third Eid
This is the question that has been in the back of my mind for the last month and a half. The what now? when I am still in Morocco after 95% of my stajj flies away to Europe for travels or heads home. I have been trying to figure out what my new long term… Read More Once PC Service ends… what then?
At the beginning of this month the majority of my stajj that I came here to Morocco with began the long road home. We all came into Rabat to have our Close of Service (COS) conference and say our goodbyes to each other amid a dizzying amount of information being thrown at us and different… Read More The long road home
In some countries that have heavy levels of tourism they go out of their way to make it easy to get places by labeling streets, monuments and bathrooms for example to make it easy to self navigate to places on your own. Morocco has its own interesting take on that – and signage if it… Read More Moroccan Lifeskill #5 – Navigation aka Getting More Lost