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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Well it's my second day of class and my studies are going well. I like having a small class size (6 people) to learn in. Our teacher is very good and he only teaches a little in english. After lunch our classes had a field trip to the souque (local market) it was like somthing you saw out of Aladin. I had so much fun speaking Arabic to the shop keepers trying to get the price down on goods. I'm pretty good at haggeling if I do say so myself. Life back at our host family's house if fun too. Our hostess mom doesn't speak any english. She only speaks Arabic (Moroccan Arabic is different than the classical we are learning so it sometimes is confusing) and French. It is always a game with Matt and myself to figure out what she is saying and vice vera. Some french words sound similar to english words so it help for her to speak it. The food is ok, we had spaghetti last night so no more chicken feet. We are waiting right now for dinner. I think it's some kind of eggs. It should be good. We also walked a good half hour today to a mall to eat American food. 1 hour later... Well we had this good soup for dinner, and there was some almost hard boiled eggs that I was more or less forced to eat the yoke. I couldn't stomach it and I didn't want to upset our hostess, so we threw it out the window while she wasn't looking. Hopefully the wild cats outside get it by morning. It caused about 10 mins of laughter between Matt and I during your hostess's prayer time. It's almost 1 am and I have lots of homework to do still. I'll add stuff tomorrow.
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Chunky chicken feet you say? Spoonfuls of dubiously cooked egg yolk? Yummers! No doubt not for the squeamish, but sampling the local cuisine is one of my favorite parts of traveling to exotic lands (ask me about the basket of boiled silkworms munched with a local family in Thailand!) ;)

Sounds like you've already dived into the authentic side of Morocco Jason. What a fantastic opportunity to learn the language and stay w/ a local family!

Can't wait to see what adventures you have next...

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