I don't even know where to begin. I've been thrown right into the mix of things and have been working day and night and weekends. No internet at home yet so I am taking advantage of the hotel I'm in up on the Algerian border.
I am truly at a loss for words for the power of the work that Moroccans all around the country are doing for Moroccan-US relations. I have been to a Ministry of Youth Music camp, seen American High school students learning Arabic, given orientations to Moroccan students going to America, a basketball camp in the far north (Oujda and Nador), the Oujda American Corner, given TV, internet, and radio interviews in French, and oh yeah, learned how a US Embassy works (well, sort of).
I am totally and completely exhausted, yet energized by the power of the programs and the work so many people put into making them happen. The below pictures are from a trip this week.
2 students from Oujda singing "A Coat of Many Colors" - they were amazing
A play about Cinderella in English. This is in Oujda American corner in the conservative north.
Basketball Camp girls in Oujda
I don't know why this river is this color, but it incredible. I begged the driver (thank you Larbi!) to stop
Walls of the imperial city of Fez. All of these I took from the window of the moving car, no time to stop! :(
Graveyard, somewhere near Fez
Roman ruins dot the countryside everywhere
Who knows, but it's beautiful
Walls around Fez, thousands of swallows fly around and sit in the ventilation holes
The medina in Fez
Entrance to Fez medina, the biggest in the Muslim world
A museum in Fez, they just had the Sacred Music Festival the night before