I am researching education in the Middle East and North Africa and I was super excited to give out my surveys to Moroccan students. I researched this topic back in the United States, and it's so cool to have something that you read be in front of your eyes.
After school today, I went shopping in the medina. I was surprised at some of the prices from people that were vending on the streets without a store because they were so much cheaper than other ones. We also went to a really big spice store, whose owner is actually a friend of my friend's host dad. He was so hospitable! We were greeted by super sweet cherries and the best tea that I have had here (which is saying a lot considering I have tea like three times a day). He had a real pure supply of perfume stones, essential oils and spices. This spice shop definitely had the best spices I have smelt in Morocco. Just a side note-- most spice shops also sell drugs that are illegal in Morocco.
I am definitely going to miss the hospitality, (most of ) the smells and the eagerness of the people of Morocco!
\My amazing tea! Yes, it has a rose in it!
The row of essential oils.
So many spices!