Category Archives: Fulbright Student Research in Morocco, 2010-2011

El Camino de Santiago – طريق إلى سنتياغو

After over a month of no blog activity, I am back in the Maghrib. My younger brother Erik flew to Morocco late July to spend the beginning of Ramadan in Fez and Ifrane before heading together to Spain to walk … Continue reading

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Zouia Sidi Abelsalam -زاوية سيدي عبد السلام

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 … Continue reading

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Ifrane – إفران

I’ve been a resident of Ifrane for four months now and its about time I describe the town and my ever-shifting relationship with it. Ifrane is a summer resort/winter ski town, established during the French protectorate, intended as a getaway … Continue reading

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My introduction into Tarmilat – مدخل إلى ترميلات

The weekly souq days in Ifrane are Saturday and Sunday. Vendors from around the area come to sell fruits, vegetables, olives, spices, housewares, used clothes, toilet paper and anything else a body could need. I usually ride my bike to … Continue reading

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Chefchaouen and Al Hoceima – شفشاون والحسيمة

It’s nearing the end of the school year and 8th graders are preparing for the nationwide exam later this month. If they pass, it’s on to secondary school. If not, well, maybe they’ll do better in 8th grade a second … Continue reading

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Teacher Strikes – اضراب الاساتذة

I’ve been keeping busy with only about a month of the school year left here in Morocco. I’m usually at school, sitting in on math classes, speaking with students and interviewing and getting to know teachers. Months ago, getting my … Continue reading

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A Little Media Coverage – قليلا من التغطية الإعلامية

Last night the footage from the Conference for Interfaith Dialogue that I attended was aired. The video is in Arabic, but here is a brief description of what you see in the clip. The conference began with a welcoming ceremony … Continue reading

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