I am officially wrapping up Day 3 of 800 on my Peace Corps adventure. I am starting a new method of blogging. In this method, I write my updates in a word document…and upload them whenever the internet decides to work. Sound like a plan? Good. Anyway, this will be the first night since Saturday that I have been able to get a true full night’s sleep. I think I may just faint right now. Sleep sounds so glorious.
The flight and bus rides went smoothly. I converted my money over just a few hours ago at 8.17 Dirham per American dollar. To put that in perspective, we went to a café a little bit later. I got a pastry for 5 Dirham and my friend got a coffee for 5 Dirham. The exchange rate is going to heavily favor us. It’s kinda nice not to worry about buying little things like food. I can afford it. At least for now.
We have one week left in Rabat before we break apart into small language groups. This is going to be a crazy week full of meeting a bunch of people, getting a bunch of shots, learning basic Arabic, and survival skills. Emotionally I have been all over the place—from wondering why I decided to do this one moment to sitting back and relaxing the next. This week in Rabat will be a good way to test the waters.
Enjoy your time in Morocco. Rabat is probably the most modern city in the country. I have been taking language classes here since August while teaching at an NGO. It will go by fast. Good luck!