From the big cities and medinas…to the countryside of northwestern Morocco. Experiencing daily life with friends and their family in the town of Khouribga was a treat and most definitely off the tourist trails. Visits to the grocery store, the butcher, the local Sunday flea market, restaurants, a plant store…not to mention trips to the cities of Boujad and Oued Zem.
Khouribga is a very well kept city known for their phosphate deposits nearby and by the way…proud of the recent opening of their first McDonald’s! The holy town of Boujad was absolutely adorable and amazed me that tourists haven’t found out about it yet. It sits on the caravan route that once ran between Marrakech and Fez and brings crowds of pilgrims from all over for annual gatherings. Then in Oued Zem, a visit to The Flying Camel Women’s Training Center. The sisters who own Mushmina (think special, carefully crafted fashion, accessory and home items) recently opened a center providing 30 women in rural regions of Morocco with training in employable skills such as embroidery, sewing, and pattern making. A wonderful opportunity to see firsthand how the women work together to attain financial stability.
Still recovering from my illness, one experience that just didn’t happen was spending time with a sheep herder. Oh well, when the opportunity is right, it’ll happen!
So that wraps up my trip to Morocco for now…I’m off to discover more of Mexico! See you in a couple of weeks, but hopefully I’ll be able to share a postcard or two during the interim!