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The Bull Fight . Fight for Victory

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By philomena | Views [199]

This is the Bull fight which happens in Fujairah an emirate of the United Arab Emirates. This happens every Friday afternoon and it real entertainment for the local folks and for everyone to watch a traditional sport. This is a fight for around 3 minutes ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, culture, local sport, traditional

Photos: The Bull Fight

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By philomena | Photo Gallery

The Bull fight .. Fighting for Victory
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Tags: arabic, bulls, culture, uae

Books and Cups

MOROCCO | Sun, 27 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [405]

 After class, I met up with Cynthia and Natasha for book shopping. Natasha was looking for an English/Arabic Koran for her brother and Cynthia was looking for 1001 Arabian Nights . I just like surrounding myself with books.  It had begun ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, books, tea

And Now the Test

MOROCCO | Sun, 13 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [179]

 There's a saying that I've heard several times- “Life is a hard a teacher. She always gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.” That's how I've felt about Darija class. First we go home to our host families, and only later learn ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, marina bay, test

We'll Prove it with Reference to our Last Seminar

MOROCCO | Mon, 23 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [291]

My host mother seems determined to make sure I learn “hamka,” the Darija word for “crazy.” She uses it nearly as much as she uses “Le bas?” and she asks me that every time I see her. It would be a fair trade, since ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, couscous, debate, endings, school

Unofficial Outing

MOROCCO | Wed, 18 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [261]

On Monday, we had more classes. There was some confusion about what we were supposed to read for literature, since we were on week two of the class, but there was one poem left in the “week one” packet, and we hadn't yet finished the story ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, boat, cafe, food, toothpaste

Journey to Fes

MOROCCO | Mon, 16 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [231]

Without needing to go to Casablanca for vaccination, my morning (and most of the afternoon) was nice and quiet. I ate a nice breakfast with my host mother and Saida, gave her my laundry so it would be done when I got back at the end of the weekend ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, classmates, food

Just Hanging Out, Hanging Out, Hanging Out with my Family

MOROCCO | Fri, 13 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [301]

The shower is the first thing that I look at and think “I need to put up with this for seven weeks?” Take a typical half-bath, maybe a little wider than normal and with a decent window sill. Shrink the sink so that you can move it into ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, food, host family, house

School then Work and then Life

MOROCCO | Thu, 12 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [229]

During breakfast Monday morning, someone made the comment that she was excited for classes to start. By the end of the day, I certainly agreed. My host family and Rabat were both so unfamiliar, I wanted something that I could understand again. And ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, literature, school

Are You My Mother?

MOROCCO | Wed, 11 Jun 2014 | By kakimono | Views [278]

The next day, my roommate and I woke up in time to be showered, dressed, packed, and leaving for breakfast by 9:00. We came to find that everyone else had beaten us to the breakfast room, though not by too much. (We were supposed to leave at 9:30.) ... Read more >

Tags: arabic, food, host family, moroccan customs

Arches, Doorways & Spices

MOROCCO | Mon, 10 Mar 2014 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1913]

Technically my one year of travelling is up, however since the original 360 days of adventure was reduced to 348 days, I feel justified that, after an 8 week hiatus back in a damp and grey England, the time has come to complete the original mission.... Read more >

Tags: arabic, architecture, marrakech, medina, souks, spices, tagines

Cats And Gates: First Impressions of the Dark Continent

MOROCCO | Sat, 23 Feb 2013 | By happy2bhomeless | Views [501]

There are two things I remember about my visit last year to the little fishing port of Cassis in Southern France.  The first, is the beauty, peace, quiet, and warmth of the December sun.  Is that more than one thing, already ?  As they ... Read more >

Tags: africa, arabic, cats, gates, guide, morocco, tanger, tangiers

 

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