My brother Erik is back in Morocco for the week. I picked him up two days ago from the Fez airport and we’ve since been exploring the areas around Ifrane. Yesterday we rented him a bike and together we rode past the waterfalls outside town to Zaouia Sidi Abelsalam. It is a small and pleasant village surrounded by fields of onion, carrot and other unidentifiable produce about 10 kilometers downhill from Ifrane.
After experiencing the first few days of Ramadan in Fez, Erik and I will take off for Spain for a month to attempt the Camino de Santiago. We’re planning to begin in Pamplona and walk to the Atlantic coast at Finisterre.
Since school in Morocco is out for the summer and most everyone will be in vacation mode during Ramadan, I decided now is the perfect time to pause my grant period. Instead, I’ll make up the month I missed during October, when school is in session. I feel so lucky to have this time to spend with my little brother, and I am really, really looking forward to being back on the Camino.