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Friday afternoons – بعد الظهر في يوم الجمعة

This past week I’ve been working on my end-of-grant paper. Some days I am so productive: analyzing data and writing up a storm. Other days I just edit: add this, delete that. Today I got an early start, and I’ll … Continue reading

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3 stops on the return trip to Fez – مراكش ودار البيضاء ورباط

Making our way back to Fez, we went via bus from Tafraout to Marrakesh. Even though it was a CTM bus, people on the winding road couldn’t handle the turns and at one point the driver announced; If you’re going … Continue reading

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Tafraout and around – مدينة تافراوت وحولها

After the coast, we headed inland to the Anti-Atlas town of Tafraout. We traveled by grand taxi via the narrow, winding mountain road, the taxi driver blasting Moroccan pop and whipping around corners. The man sitting next to me was … Continue reading

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Sidi Ifni & Leghzira – سيدي إفني ولغزيرة

I spoke at the new Fulbright orientation in Rabat a few weeks ago. Along with a few of my colleagues, we imparted advice we thought helpful and answered questions from the new group of student researchers. I’ve grown so much … Continue reading

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First day of school- بداية الفصل الدراسي

Girls walk linked arm-in-arm wearing new starched white lab coats. The smaller kids in blue button-down uniform jackets run through the streets. Their backpacks bounce side to side and look oversized on their tiny backs. The donut svinj shop across … Continue reading

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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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