Saturday, May 17, 2014
Week 1 in Rabat, Morocco!
I didn't have very many expectations or ideas about what life in Rabat, Morocco would be like so I've just been taking everything one day at a time and I love it! Living right next to the coast is incredible, I found the perfect running route along the beach and out on a few piers as well as a perfect reading spot on a ledge over the ocean! Everyone here is kind and alive. My host family is sweet although the language barrier is difficult to get to know them. They feed us delicious dinners though and the tea here is spectacular! I'm living in the old medina which is teemig with life and after getting lost in the maze of narrow streets a few times I know my way decently well. We're eating delicious food and I'm trying to explore as much as possible. Work is really fun, we get to be pretty active, we've swam and played soccer with the kids. They all have Down syndrome and speak Moroccan Arabic so it's hard to communicate but luckily soccer and art are the same in every language! We traveled for the weekend and I cannot wait to see/experience more of Moroccan life!