Peace Corps Morocco

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  • Creating Environmental Sustainability through Community Development April 15, 2018 When first preparing to volunteer in Morocco, I had many friends express surprise that there was a Peace Corps post here. Morocco is often seen as a well-developed tourist country for beach and desert excursions. While there is some truth to this, there are also many things that we take for granted in America. A ...
  • Could You Survive a Moroccan Meal? October 27, 2016 Food is life. And it is especially life in the Moroccan home. Scroll through photos of some notable food and be sure to take the quiz at the bottom to see if you can survive a Moroccan Meal. Weekly Souk One of my favorite meals: Fish Tagine — you get all the courses with the salad and “dessert” ...
  • Turkish Toilets, Wedding Crashers, and Home Sweet Home October 7, 2016 It is just before 5:30 a.m. After pro-actively filling my flush bucket with water, I squat down and brace myself against the wall, wrapping my left arm under my leg for extra support. My stomach grumbles in sweet anticipation and just as my business slides out, the morning call to prayer sounds. This seems incredibly ...
  • Floating Through Posh Corps October 6, 2016 I’m languidly floating in our hotel’s pool when a fellow Peace Corps Trainee swims over to me. “How are you liking everything so far?” he asks. “It’s been nice,” I say. “But I’m ready to get away from this place.” I laugh when I realize the ridiculousness of my statement. At the time, we were three ...
  • Going There. Doing That. Already Got the T-Shirt. September 20, 2016 Today marks my official first day as a Peace Corps Volunteer trainee. To say that I’m absolutely thrilled would be a gross understatement. This time tomorrow — well, this time tomorrow, I’ll be flying over the Atlantic ocean, hopefully sleeping away any jet lag — BUT this time tomorrow and another four hours and I’ll ...