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Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Apple Orchard Meditation

Alex Nagin, Participant

As we closed in on our final days in Bougamez, myself and a few other group members made sure to cease the peaceful and rejuvenating opportunities of the vast apple orchard located at the bottom of the village in Bougamez. No matter the weather,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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A Day in the Life in Bougamez

Ruxandra D., Participant

It is the third morning of our rural homestay in Bougamez. I wake up on my sleeping area on the floor, comprised of a padded sheet over a folded blanket on top of a traditional rug. This arrangement was surprisingly soft and comfortable. I have an......Read More

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hiking in the high atlas

Kevin, Keshet and Badr, Instructor

We’ve finally left the big cities behind and are  spending the next few days in Ait Bougamez, or the happy valley as it is often called. The valley sits in the middle of the high Atlas Mountains, and is mainly populated by farmers. People grow......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Greetings from Morocco

Spencer Miller, Participant

We just finished our time in Azrou, the site of our first homestay. A beautiful city of the Middle Atlas mountains, Azrou gave us an invaluable glimpse into the Moroccan home. We arrived on the 6th around 12:30 pm, so our first experience with our......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Assumptions

Julia W, Participant

During orientation in Moulay Idriss, our group talked about what it meant to be a tourist versus a traveler. A tourist, to us, is someone who stays in western hotels, doesn’t try to speak the native language, wears disrespectful clothing, and......Read More

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Photos from the field

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe but we are almost at our half way point for our 4-week summer programs. Our Morocco team are doing well. I just wanted to share some photos that I was sent from the Instructors over the last couple of days.......Read More

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Learning the local craft

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Over the last few days students have been fully immersed in Moroccan life, spending time with their Homestay families in the small mountain of Azrou. Azrou literally means “the rock”, and a big rock marks the center of town where families and......Read More

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Heading into homestay

Jessica A, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone, The team are doing very well indeed. They wrapped up their orientation and have been exploring Fes (see photos). They are heading to Azrou tomorrow to start their first three day homestay. There they will be busy meeting with local......Read More

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Heading to Casablanca!

Keshet, Participant

Hi friends and family! The moment has come – and we have made it to D.C where our adventure begins. We are getting to know each other as we wait for our plane to Casablanca. It’s hard to believe after months of preparation we are all finally......Read More

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Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Update Regarding Packing List!

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Hi ya’ll! We hope everyone is feeling excited and ready to meet in D.C in just a couple of days. We know this is a time of packing (maybe a bit frantically) and wrapping up loose ends at home before heading to Morocco. We would just like to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Towels!

Kevin W, Instructor

Hello! Trek towels and other packable, foldable, quick dry towels are great. They are on the packing list and should be brought. We highly discourage bringing a house-hold towel, as they are very large and bulky. Thanks!...Read More