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Donkey Kong

Setting: Traveling in an old Mercedes in Morocco on the road between Fes and the ancient Roman ruins of Volubulis.   Characters: Two Americans, two French, and a cab driver who charged us extra for being only four people in a "six-person cab." Oh, and a donkey. But not in ... read more

Lauren Ballinger


Flying carpet

 It has been a long time since I've posted here. I've now been all the way around the world. I traveled to over 25 countries. I am not sure how many exactly. I lost count.  I most recently traveled to the Dominican Republic to photograph a Peace Corps volunteer there. ... read more

Richard Sitler


The Deal with Studying Abroad in a Muslim, African Country

 When you announce your intentions to study abroad, people respond with a number of reactions. I've gotten everything from "why?! won't you miss your family and friends?" to "If I start dieting now, I can be down to the 45 pound baggage limit, and you can just cram me in there ... read more

Lorraine Boissoneault


The Beginning

This is the beginning of my study abroad experience.  I leave for Rabat in a few days where I will be living for the next fourth months.  I am unbelievable excited and can't wait to begin this adventure! I will be studying at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning in Rabat...and ... read more

Anthony Mercurio



Dear Faithful Reader, Due to some extenuating circumstances (aka I was on vacation) I have not been blogging.  For this, I apologize.  However, as I am now back in the Kingdom please look forward to more frequent posts, including this ditty about Big Mommas in Morocco: My trip in Morocco ... read more

Mallory Primm



I'm back!

My apologies for the delay on this blog -- life has been a bit hectic of late. I just recently returned from a program trip to Morocco. We had travelled there to investigate Moroccan immigiration to Spain as well as the Spanish and French colonial history of the area and ... read more

Mike Mian


An Oasis

One experience does not a trip make; however, a campout in the Sahara desert does a trip make.  After a grueling two hours of camel straddling in my caravan, with my Berber guide who spoke only Arabic and French (my English and Spanish skills definitely failed me) my legs wanted ... read more

Natalie Hunt

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Getting Around

Lost without a map? Just ask the women!

Martha Cargo

26 Aug 2009


Martha Cargo



My friend and I frequently got lost in Fès, and we found the Moroccan women to be incredibly helpful! Even with a language barrier, they were able to guide us in the right direction with hand gestures and a secret smile.

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