A Moroccan Education

For the past two weeks, I have been living (almost) truly on my own in Rabat in a house with 11 of my fellow study abroad classmates. Well, at least…

Salaam/Salut/Hello!

When you go to a foreign country, you expect to hear a different language that what you’re used to (except if you’re traveling to an English-speaking country, of course).  However,…

Zwina Bizef! Touta!

Street harassment.  It’s just one of the realities of living in a North African country, so I hear.  And from my experience, it is definitely real.  What constitutes street harassment,…

Escape to the Country

Ah, the countryside!  It was a very welcome relief to get away from noisy and dirty city to the wide-open spaces of rural Morocco.  However, after spending last week with…

Have to be flexible

My first night aboard the MV Explorer was rough. As soon as we pulled away from the port and Nassau began to disappear over the horizon, the ship began to…

Eat, eat!

One of the biggest parts of Moroccan culture is their food, and as far as I’m concerned, there is definitely no better way to experience this food than becoming part…

Ma Famille Marocain

Traveling to any foreign country can definitely be stressful.  Add to that a new family, and you’re talking stress.  A week into my study abroad program, I was adopted by…

Get Yourself a Girlfriend, or Two (Part 2)!

By AJ Last month, I focused on the parts of male culture that I saw in South Africa that promoted infidelity and having multiple girlfriends, or cherries (http://letsgogirl.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/get-yourself-a-girlfriend-or-two/).  There is…

Get yourself a girlfriend, or two!

By AJ When trying to think of a topic for this months column, I found myself skimming through accounts of women’s travels to dig up some themes. Something that comes…