Morocco and Paris - December 2009

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In December 2009 I spent three weeks on a short term study abroad trip to Morocco through DePaul University. The professors who joined us were Dr. Sharon Nagy and Warren Schulz, and there we studied Anthropology and History. These were great classes to guide my trip because it helped put everything into a Historical context as well as giving us more of an opportunity to experience and learn about the culture.

The trip began in Rabat, then we took a train to Meknes, stopped in Volubilis and Moulay Idris, and settled in Fes for awhile. The weather was comfortable, and we were in long sleeves and pants. It was, however, noted that it was unseasonably warm. Nights were cold, especially in the heatless medina. The end of the trip took us to the Sahara where we did an overnight camel trek. I chose to stay in Paris for a few days before going back to the States.

Throughout the trip we attended lectures, had class discussions, and had some guided tours with the group. We mostly stayed at hotels except in Fes we spent a week doing home stays. There was also a lot of free time where most of the wackiest adventures occurred. I used Frommer's guide to Morocco to help me around.

Here I recounted my trip as well as posted many photos from the trip. I hope you enjoy learning about this trip, and I hope it sparks your interest in West Africa!

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Trip Start Nov 29, 2009
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Trip End Dec 20, 2009


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