The news is in, and I am moving pretty much smack in the middle of Morocco, some five hours from where I currently am (Fes) and maybe eight or nine hours from Rabat. I’m guessing on those numbers, by the way.
I leave tomorrow morning to visit my new home and meet my host family (of which I will have seven brothers and sisters this time). I’m pretty excited about it. There’s not a lot I know firsthand right now. It sounds like it’s a very dry, desert place and pretty flat. I’m told the climate is comfortable; it gets pretty hot in the summer but not as hot as some places in the south, and it does get cold in the winter, but not bone-itis cold.
I lucked out with electricity, water, and internet, too. And most people speak Darija, so I don’t have to learn a new language. Hamdullah. Lots more to say about it in the coming days, perhaps. I may get one or two pictures of the place, but I’m not a tourist, and I don’t want to look like one, so no promises on picture-taking. Either way, I’ll share more as I start to figure it out!