I learned pretty quickly that “What are you doing today?”, my standard conversation starter, doesn’t start much of conversation here. When I ask women in my town about their day-to-day plans, there is a sense of confusion and perhaps embarassment. “What am I doing today?” they might say, “The same thing as yesterday and the day before that. The same thing as always.” And then I have to come up with a new topic.
Marhaba Bikum! Welcome!
While tourism is dwindling in other Arab-majority countries, such as Lebanon and Egypt, many are coming to discover the unique culture and beauty of Morocco. It’s seriously so neat. For people who enjoy physical activities, Morroco’s varied terrain is perfect for hiking, camel trekking, skiing, as well as surfing. For those who enjoy history and culture, the thousand-year-old cities are full of relics from the Almoravids in the twelfth century, to the French in the twentieth century. History is preserved in the ornate mosques and universities, as well as in the traditional handicrafts sold in the streets. And then of course, there’s the mint tea, couscous, tagine, and that famous Moroccan hospitality. Morocco has something for everybody. Continue reading “So You’re Coming to Morocco?”