Category Archives: Peace Corps Third Goal

Peace Corps Wrap-Up

I’ve been working on this post in my head for about three months. It’s not easy to wrap-up 27 months living in another country. It’s also not easy to talk about it.  I mean it’s easy to talk about, but … Continue reading

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My Day to Day

Wanna know what I’m doing every minute of the day here in Morocco? Check out my new blog post for a detailed look in to my life. Continue reading

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Project Soar

Back in November, I attended a training for a program called Project Soar (PS). This is a girls empowerment program and I was really excited to attend. I had my counterpart with me who is the mudira (director) of the … Continue reading

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One Year in Morocco

I’ve lived in Morocco for one year now and wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along the way: 1 – Moroccans have this amazing ability to fill every open space beyond normal capacity 2 – I’m learning day … Continue reading

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The Big Eid

Eid Al Adha, aka Eid al Kabir, is the biggest (and most holy) holiday in the Muslim world and took place on Friday, September 1. It is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice and honors the willingness of Ibrahim … Continue reading

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Dar Dyali

I have a home in Morocco!  I was very fortunate to find a brand new building with six apartments — and a major contrast to the traditional style of mud brick homes in the south. My apartment building! My bedroom!! … Continue reading

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Daily Schedule

For the past month (and next two months) I have been living in a suburb of Fez for Community Based Training (CBT). CBT time is very structured and intense and reminds me of boot camp – where so many things … Continue reading

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Learning Darija

Darija is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn. I ask myself daily what the heck was I thinking when I chose Morocco? But honestly learning any new language is difficult and I have found myself understanding … Continue reading

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Smiti Ali

Today we started our language training. Ideally I should be able to hold a basic conversation in Darija (Hello, How are you? I’m fine and you? What is your name? My name is) but the second my notes are away … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts

Morocco is larger than it appears.   (source: www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/US/MA) One thing to note, though, is that the Western Sahara (starting about the bottom of Kansas and roughly the size of Colorado) is a disputed area*.  Due to the sensitive nature of this … Continue reading

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