My kiwsahili vocabulary has tripled in size with my learning three rather essential words: asanti (thanks), karibu (you are welcome) and jombo (hello). Meanwhile, some of our team visited a giraffe park and conducted interviews (I am not at liberty to go into the topics covered).
February 24, 2013
I spent February 16-18, a three day weekend, in Marrakesh. The train ride from Rabat took 4.5 hours, and we passed through Casablanca along the coast. Marrakesh lies just to the east and north of the High Atlas. It is an interesting mixture of the traditional and modern, Berber and Arab and European (tourists and expats), desert and mountains. The central market, where we ate twice, has street artists performing until the wee hours of the morning.