From Chefchaouen with Love
Katie and others check out the mosaics at the Roman ruins of Volubilis
I can't believe we are halfway through our trip. Almost every preconceived notion I had coming into Morocco has been broken, which continues to remind me of how much I have left to learn. My favorite cities have been Fes and Chefchaouen. I feel like I'm stepping back in time when we explore the medinas, but our backpacks and cameras remind me what year it is. On our way to Fes our train broke down but it was a blessing in disguise because it allowed us to have great conversations with Moroccans in Arabic, Spanish, English, and Italian. Our homestays gave us the opportunity to see inside the personal lives and space of Moroccans that many other tourists never have the opportunity to see. We shared meals and tea with our families and I drew pictures with my host sister. We also had the opportunity to visit a shelter for boys. Even though many of us could not communicate with language, we played games with them, which reminded us how much you can communicate without words. Each day reminds me how much I love to travel and I can't wait to explore this region more.