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The Move to Ifrane – انتقال الى إفران

After finishing one more session of language tutoring in Fez, I finally moved to Ifrane at the beginning of this month to start the bulk of my research. I live on my own in an apartment about a 30 minute … Continue reading

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On a lighter note, a daily-life update

The weather has been considerably warmer these days. One of my roommates and I hiked up to one of the old defense towers just in time for sunset. I am getting to know a couple of math teachers and groups … Continue reading

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On the February 20th protests

As Libya calls for the resignation their “brotherly leader” of over four decades, we’ve been watching the events transpire from Morocco with bated breath. Khanzir, they call Qaddafi. That pig. Moroccans have the right to protest, and they started exercising … Continue reading

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Morocco ∉ {Uprisings in Middle East} – المغرب ليس جزءا من الثورات

With the unraveling of the regime headed by Ben Ali in Tunisia and the ongoing demonstrations and protests in Jordan, Yemen and especially Egypt, witnessing national uprisings in the Arab world while living in it has made 2011 an interesting … Continue reading

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Sea, Mountains and Pork – البحر والجبال والخنزير

I can’t say Corsica is what I expected. When I thought of a week on a Mediterranean French island, I pictured myself lounging in a simple little beach town, reading a novel and eating lots of French bread. Instead I … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paris – عيد الميلاد في باريس

I left Fez on December 24th, barely aware that it was, in fact, Christmas eve. My holiday season this year was marked with an absence of festive foods, decorations and music, though I did go to a cozy Christmas gathering … Continue reading

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Escape from the medina – الهروب من المدينة

I’ve become such a Fassi. Most weekends I stay in the medina, and if it weren’t for classes at ALIF in the new city, I doubt I’d ever find any reason to leave the medina at all. I have, though, … Continue reading

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