March in Pictures

Happy April!!! I have my capstone presentation this week… needless to sayI’ve been preparing myself endlessly. I spent a considerable amount of my time this past month just sitting in cafes researching, writing, and translating. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be, now I just gotta cross my fingers and hope for the best. I…

What I’m Going to Miss

As of today, I have only 2 months left in this amazing country. Now that I’ve been living here for well over 6 months, I think that I have learned a lot about Morocco. I wanted to take a minute to talk about the things that I’m grateful for, and what I’m going to miss…

Tangier and Asilah!

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit two new cities, Tangier and Asilah. Those who know me can confirm that I LOVE the Beats (Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Boroughs, etc). Can you guess which Moroccan city was a favorite destination of all of the above??? I was so excited to finally visit…

February in Pictures

Happy March! February was a crazy month… I did so much. It is getting a lot warmer here, I didn’t need a coat most of the days this month. Yay! I’ve been very busy with things like capstone research and Arabic, but it has been great. I hope you enjoy this month in pictures.  …

I Can Travel the World Without Leaving my Neighborhood (kinda).

Okay I know, that title sounds REALLY philosophical, but it’s actually not. I walk from Italy to Belgrade every time I take the garbage out. You’re probably wondering what the actual heck I’m talking about, so let me explain one of my favorite quirks about the neighborhood I live in. I live in a neighborhood…

Time Moves too Quickly.

I have talked a lot on this blog about how fast time moves, but I’ve never dedicated a whole blog post to it. That’s partially because I don’t want to seem like I’m complaining too much, but also because then I would have to confront my feelings about time. As of today, I have been…

Winter Trip to the South!

Hey y’all! This month, the NSLI-Y and YES abroad groups here in Morocco took a trip down South. We left on a Monday, and returned on Sunday night. It was a long week filled with tons of fun. We started out our trip in Marrakech. After that, we headed to Agadir, then a smaller town…

My Week Off!

Hey y’all! On Thursday, January 18th, we had our last day of Arabic class for two weeks. We have one entire week off, and then are traveling the next week. In this post, I will talk about everything I did during my week off. It was super fun to finally have a break from Arabic…

January in Pictures

Happy February to you all! This month was a big one, I finished another trimester of classes, did a LOT of capstone research, spent a lot of time on various applications, and passed my halfway mark in Morocco. It’s crazy, I have less than 4 months left. This year is going way too quickly, and…

Music is a Wonderful Memory-Preservation Technique!

Do you ever listen to a song and get hit with a cannon-ball of nostalgia? It has the power to bring you back to a certain place in time. I think that is why us humans have always been so drawn to it. It makes us feels emotions, and gives us connections to those around…