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So I’m in another country!

…And another continent!! Wow, this is absolutely surreal. It has been a plan since September last year, but my god it’s all actually happening as I type!

It’s currently close to 530am and I’ve been awake for well over an hour now. Jet Lag, I have not missed you 😛 But on the flip side, I get to catch up with my boo and other friends back in Australia, thanks to the crazy 10-hour difference!

I’ve now been in Morocco for less than 24 hours but I feel like I’ve been here a lot longer. The people seem nice, but when I finally landed in Casablanca after going through the heartache of saying goodbye to my bearded babe at the Adelaide Airport, bawling my eyes out on the plane to Dubai and crying even more from Dubai to Casablanca, I was ready to just go to bed on arrival! I had the seasoned look of a weary traveler all over me.

Wouldn’t it be nice if they made those pod/capsule thing to transport you to your accommodation straight from the airport without having to worry about being a sociable person?

Upon arriving in Rabat, I was greeted by a happy face of a Projects Abroad staff member – Aadil – who helped me with my luggage and escorted me to my accommodation. Bless!

I am not exaggerating when I say that my accommodation is a big slice of heaven. It looks like a fancy mansion, with a massive courtyard, lots of open space, and natural lighting. The family I’m living with at the moment is absolutely gorgeous! There’s a beautiful mum, a very lovely dad, and a young brother who works odd hours at the train station but still wears a big smile on his face! There is a bit of a language barrier, but I have been speaking to mum and dad in broken fragments of French and Arabic (as I remember) and have been using lots of sign language and gestures (go speechie!) 🙂

Morocco seems to be so much more beautiful than what social media presents it to be. I will be exploring the city as much as possible this weekend, before I kickstart my volunteering as a speech pathology intern at ARISES on Monday. More information on that soon.

I should really try and get some shut-eye…but I’m a bit excited on what I’m hoping to do today (hint: it involves a beach and Tema’s quest to successfully cross roads without getting smooshed). 😀

I will be as regular with my blog posts as I can – I can’t wait to share my experiences with you! Thanks again for stopping by and please feel free to keep up to date with my adventures by following me on Instagram: @coffeebean_fjs (yes, I post a LOT #sorrynotsorry) 🙂 xo

 

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