Spending a week in Morocco was an indescribable experience. After spending four days in Rabat and two days one night in Marrakech, I’ve came up to a few conclusions.
A couple of things about Morocco that really stood out to me:
It is a country with an interesting blend of many cultures. The distinct mix of European and Arab culture is something to behold.
Moroccans are really kind and welcoming.
The number of times I thought I almost get into accidents/die when I went around with the local taxi: numerous. Nevertheless, they know what they’re doing and thankfully, I survived and lived to tell the tale.
Many beautiful local crafts; from leather bags to shawls. For some, Morocco is a shopping heaven. (Note: Many many cute bags)
It is extremely useful to know a little bit of French or Arabic when going around the region, particularly areas where there are not many tourist influence such as those in Rabat. It is very very useful to know both languages.
Many historical monuments and ruins that really tells the history of Morocco.
Digressing from Morocco itself, it was interesting to see the sides of some of the NU-Q community outside professional environment. Some people were very unexpected. However, what happens in Morocco stays in Morocco.
(Photos to come soon!)