Today (the 25th) is my fourth day here, although it feels like more (in a good way)
and now here are a few more things I learned:
1. The Food:
Or rather the way Moroccans eat, it shows a lot about their culture.
When eating at a Moroccan home, you don’t get a plate of your own and a fork and a knife and all that jazz. The table is set with all the different dishes they have for that meal and everyone eats from the same plates with napkins on your lap. This shows how much intertwined and important the family is to them. it gets everyone closer by sharing the food. In Egypt, it usually takes me at least a week or something to meet my friends Parents, here I’ve already met at least half of my friends’ parents.
2. Renault Kangoo:
Cars are pretty standard around the world, or so you’d think anyway. Except for the occasional driving on the other side and all. One particular car stood out the most here because of how common it was:
It’s not that I’ve never seen this car before its how rarely I’ve seen it back home compared to how much I’ve seen it here in 4 days. If you see this car in every corner, you’re in Morocco (y)
I came here with my shampoo and shower gel but no conditioner. And since well, I’m a girl and my hair is… my hair, it’s much easier to deal with it if I use conditioner. I went to a little market and asked for it, but the guy ended up giving me shampoo and I was too embarrassed to tell him it wasn’t what I wanted and took a little packet anyway. Later that day me and a couple of my roommates went to the big market to see if we could find any. Now trying to explain what a conditioner is was probably the most difficult thing i had to do since I’ve been here. “That thing, you use after you shampoo?” “Ahh, hair cream?” “No, no. You wash it off? in the shower.” “Yesss! Hair mask?” x_x All the while using different languages to do it. I don’t know if we would have been able to find it if we hadn’t spotted a bottle and pointed to it in the end.
Anybody who knows me understands well enough what tea means to me. I’m a huge tea person and it’s one of the few things I don’t mind experimenting with. When I was offered tea the first time here they said it’s with mint, which we have in Egypt, but I’ve never really tried. Let me tell you, it was one of the best things I’ve tasted in a while. The difference between the one from home and the one here (visibly since I’ve never tried it at home) is the colour. Moroccan tea is much lighter in colour and is always served out of a antique looking tea pot. They also pour the tea out and back into the tea pot to make it cooler and always serve it in a tiny glass cup:
This one is a more general thing. Drummers are the luckiest people. Their instrument is basically just any surface. (Refer to my previous video)
We were out at a cafe last night and they had a couple of guitars with them but those who didn’t still joined in the music by drumming on everything they’d find. A platter, a cup, a spoon, the table. YOU NAME IT! If it has a surface it’s a drum. And yes, it always sounded good!
Well other than that, so far I’ve started teaching *yayy* and flooded the place while showering [that was fun xD]
I’ll get back with more updates soon. I hope people actually enjoy this!