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Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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The Hammam

Dashiel Bove, Participant

Yak of the Week

I’ve never felt so clean. That was my first thought after leaving the small Hammam (Moroccan Bath House) in Azrou, Morocco, following nearly two hours of continous bathing, scrubbing off dead skin, and relaxing in the comforting humidity of......Read More

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Azrou Photos

Olivia Wilkins, Participant

When we first arrived in Azrou two weeks ago, we pulled up to the Cedar Cafe and sat down to wait for our host families to pick us up. We had no idea we would be sitting in the same place, dozens of times, over the next two weeks. Most days we end......Read More

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Alone is not always lonely

Michela Laurin, Participant

There is nothing like the wide open landscape of the highlands in the Atlas to remind you how small and insignificant you really are.  One only needs to take a walk through the grass next to the river and see how long it takes to move from one end......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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The Cedar; is Very Hard

Max and Julia, Participant

On Monday, our dragons group started our Independent Study Projects. We were presented with a multitude of choices; Julia and I chose to take an “apprenticeship” with a woodworker and his daughter. They work with cedar, juniper, and......Read More

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New time Vs Old time

Ismaïl Bahallou, Instructor

Hi all, We have been in Morocco for fifteen days and still the matter of time is creating awkward moments. Morocco switched over to “new time” years ago. To clarify new time; it’s an extra hour, which the Moroccan government added......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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We are in Azrou

Grayson Hodge, Participant

We have landed in Azrou and started our homestays. We have been here for 3 days. Each of us have our own Morrocan home now where we retire at night. We have host brothers. sisters. mothers and fathers. It depends on the individual family dynamics,......Read More

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Omar’s Fox

Julia Taylor, Participant

Omar’s Fox (The Art of Bartering)   Sam is sitting across the room, and he’d like me to tell you that the Medina is a scary place. I wouldn’t have started with that. But I see where he’s coming from. The Medina is the old city: the part......Read More

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Instructor

Ismail Bahallou, Instructor

Greetings ya’ll, I would like to share some moments from Morocco with you families and friends. After our orientation in Moulay Driss, we headed to Imouzzeer Kandar for two days of hiking. We stayed in a hotel in the city center, however, our......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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Orientation in Moulay Idriss

Michela Laurin, Participant

Hello everyone, Michela here! This is our group’s first time at an internet cafe, so we have been having a few technical difficulties while we’ve been here and not a lot of us were able to get onto the yak board because of the computers.......Read More

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Made it to Casablanca!

Keshet, Instructor

Hi family and friends! Everyone has arrived safely to Casablanca, bags in tow and we will be boarding a train shortly. After all this preparation it sure feels nice to finally be all together! We are heading to Rabat for the night before traveling......Read More

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introduction

Michela Laurin, Participant

Hello, my name is Michela Laurin, and I am from Pittsfield, a small city in western Massachusetts. I am turning 19 years old in October, and I am taking a gap year in between high school and college to expand my horizons and learn more life skills......Read More