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 SoukOne of my favorite meals: Fish Tagine — you get all the courses with the salad and “dessert” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Please enjoy this video of Happy Dancing PCVs in Morocco. This is just a quick note to let you know that I am (re)officially going to Morocco. In 11 months. As a Secondary Education English Teacher. Peace Corps Journey, you’re already long and winding, but I love you all the same.
I spend two evenings a week English tutoring a young Afghan woman. I absolutely adore working with her. Seriously, I’m only supposed to do it for about 90 minutes, but I easily spend four hours there.
Of course, it helps that she feeds me such delicious food!
Since I’ve been tutoring her, it’s helped me realize many things about myself. More specifically, it’s helped me realize how truly intimidating coming to a country with only the basic knowledge of a language.
I believe it’s safe to say that the language immersion aspect of the Peace Corps experience can seem overwhelming. If I am unable to learn the language, how am I going to function on even the most basic level of my job?