Merzouga // مرزوگة

This weekend we went on a trip to Merzouga! Merzouga is a small desert town that many tourists visit as a gateway to the Sahara, however it is an extremely long drive from Meknes. We met on Saturday morning at 6am, luckily at a location near to my house (only about 2 blocks away). We…

The Fall Semester // فصل الخريف

The fall semester technically started two weeks ago, but the first “two weeks” of the semester were truncated by a 5 day weekend for Eid, so we haven’t really gotten into the routine yet. This week is the first full week of the semester, and we are starting to fall into routine. We are still…

Baaaaa // عيد الأضحى

We have a long weekend this weekend, because of the holiday “Eid al-Adha.” This holiday is the largest muslim holiday celebrated and stems from the story of “Abraham to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God’s command. Before Abraham sacrificed his son, God provided a male goat to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this,…

Summer Break in Great Britain

I have just returned to Meknes from a lovely week in the UK! However, I will not be posting about it on this blog, so you can find my pictures and all my internal commentary about the trip at my other blog which is dedicated to my little “summer” vacations. Enjoy!

The end of the beginning…

Today marks the end of the Summer session for our Flagship capstone year. I go on break next week and then we start our fall session soon after. This summer has been wonderful and the last two months have flown by! I really like all of the students, teachers, staff, and my host family very…

Asilah – Round 2 // أصيلا

Oh my gosh. I have no words for this weekend. It was another incredible weekend in Morocco. For starters, summer classes officially ended on Friday, leaving us with our first homework free weekend since June. So, my friends and I left for the beach with light backpacks and free spirits. Our only final responsibilities before…