Friday, September 10, 2010

Eid Mubarak & Ch-ch-ch-changes

Eid Mubarak!

Our big update here, is that we are changing flights around. Here are some reasons: 1. I'm homesick and can't wait until the very end of 2010 to be with everyone. 2. We're not volunteering like we planned to. Volunteering consumes much more time and requires more time in a location to truly bond with the people you work with. Without volunteering now, we don't need that time.  3. We didn't plan as well as we should have and we realize now that you can really see a city in one day. Once you see the sites, you're kind of done. We don't want oodles of idle time. 4. We can't get our China visas, so we won't be going there.
     So, in short, we will be back in November, instead of the end of December. Not all of the flights are changed just yet, so we don't have an exact date, but that's our big update.

This week, we took day trips to Agadir and Ouarzazate, where we saw the studios that they filmed Gladiator and Cleopatra at. It's always nice to come home to Marrakesh though, and be with the family, have a place to lounge and people to laugh with!

Today is Eid, the end of Ramadan. Last night, the streets were bustling with excitement. Everyone had the Eid prayers this morning at 7:30 and then came back home to eat. Then, it's common for them to go visit other family members if possible and go to Friday prayers. Today, Hicham's sisters are dressed up and we were given tons of pastries, cookies, breads, and cakes to eat. We're sure tonight will be a great experience too!


  1. liked my title on my last blog post, eh?? Eid Mubarak! Oh, and can I just say that the news articles about the Quran burning make me embarrassed to be an American right now...seriously? I have words for those stupid asses. Glad you all are in a fam - it must make it homier...

  2. yes we can always thank one stupid american to ruin it for the rest of us. never fails.

    ha and yes i saw your blog title and got confused and thought i was on my blog.

  3. Coming home sooner?!?! You shoulda told me when we talked yesterday!
    Yay, im excited!