I flew to Morocco this morning at 9:15 am and here is what I learned so far:-
1. If you help an old lady on the plane your are signing a contract to be her personal helper till the end of the flight:
I helped the lady sitting next to me by picking up her pillow after it fell on the floor and she then proceeded to ask for my help in literally everything that followed (which wouldn’t have been so bad if she didn’t know the lady sitting on her right and could’ve done everything she asked me even better than I did). She made me do everything from opening the sugar packet to filling the arrival visa paper that you get on the plane. (which i did terribly by the way) It got really annoying at one point when i felt like I was babysitting her. But never the less, it was nice to help out (till it was not)
2. Shortest line DOESN’T mean the fastest [Looks can be deceiving]
As anyone would do when looking for a visa checking in line after a lot of thought (which was basically me following this couple that was with me on the plane) I chose the shortest looking line. And of course as luck would have it I ended up in the slowest line in the history of lines! Not only had everyone on my flight already passed by the time I got there but another flight had already gotten there by that time.
3. Stripes are a total thing here!
I have to say i myself was wearing stripes too but the amount of stripes around was crazy! Coincidentally both the people I met from AIESEC today were wearing stripes. That and all the other people on the streets that were wearing stripes. white and black/navy was the most common around but stripes are in this summer in Morocco.
4. Mixing patterns
Moroccan guys apparently love 2 things.
this haircut, or anything close to it
The printed patterned shirt isn’t enough they have to be matched up with the floral shorts and while I admire their courage to do something that is so fashionably risky (even though it can have amazing results) it can at times go crazy wrong.
At the end of the day I spent the day with some amazing people in the streets and the wonderful wind and clear air of Morocco and wore stripes while doing it!