hola a todos! i'm halfway through my abroad program in granada. we just got back from a 5 day trip to morocco.
we went to gibraltar, assilah, rabat, chefchaouen, the rif mountains, and tangier. we stayed a few nights with great host families, ate too much couscous and wonderfully spiced lamb, honey and bread, and learned a whole two words in the moroccan dialect of arabic--"thank you" and "i'm full"
i was raised in a muslim, northwest african home, so i didn't feel the same culture shock my peers did. that said, one of the things that shocked me the most was not morocco, her people or customs--it was my classmates.
a classmate boasted, "at my college in the states, we wear the scarf thing once a year to really feel... Read More