A list of links to all of my past posts.


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Pumpkins In My Dreams (Tajine on Halloween)

Highlights: Friday couscous with my family, indulging food cravings with Helen, almost no homework, lots of napping.



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The Wheels on the Bus… (Northern Excursion)

Highlights: Ceuta, Chefchauoen, Ourarzan.



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Amazighs in the Atlas (Berber Village Stay)

Highlights: meeting high school students, tours of Sidi Ali and Baa, learning traditional Berber music, teaching English to my host brother.


Peace and Thanks on Friday


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Seven Cities in Seven Days (Southern Excursion)

Highlights: Moulay Idriss, Merzouga, Sahara Desert, Ourzazate, Marrakech.



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Eid el-Adha in Marrekech

Highlights: mountain village outside Marrkech, my first lamb sacrifice, Eid parade.



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Walk with Me – A Week in Rabat

Highlights: hiking the national park, visiting the beach in Kenitra.



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Highlights: tour of Hassan II Mosque, visiting the medina.



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Cats and “Kouli” – Host Family

Highlights: moving in with my host family, Dar Naji with friends, learning the streets of the medina.



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Sunsets and Surrealism  (Morocco – Week One)

Highlights: bastilla feast at the CCCL, exploring the medina, going to the beach with my new friends.



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Reunited in California

Highlights: girls brunch with Mom, Gram and Maddie, girls brunch with Emily and Karen, Kelly Clarkson concert with Emily, Laura, Haley, and dinner with “Family of Fate”.



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NYC – Week 11

Highlights: visiting Charlie, Andrea and Michael, tasting as much as possible in the city, one last visit to Central Park.



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NYC – Week 10

Highlights: Yankee Stadium with Marcia, Governor’s Island, Chinatown, Little Italy, Bay Ridge, Laut with John McGee.



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NYC – Week 9

Highlights: outdoor film festival at South Street Seaport, Staten Island Boardwalk, Historic Richmondtown, Van Cortlandt Park, Fort Tryon Park, The Cloisters.



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NYC – Week 8

Highlights: Jamaica Bay Refuge, The Rockaways, Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, Astoria.



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NYC – Week 7

Highlights: Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, Central Park.



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NYC – Week 6

Highlights: Queens International Food Festival, visiting the babies, NYCFC game at Yankee Stadium with Charlie.



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NYC – Week 5

Highlights: Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks in DUMBO, ice skating at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.



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NYC – Week 4

Highlights: Pride Weekend, visiting the NYC MTA Transit Museum, “downtown” Brooklyn, Schmorgasburg in DUMBO, UN Tour, Swan Lake by the ABT at Lincoln Center.



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NYC – Week 3

Highlights: attending my first press conference, exploring Central Park in the rain, the Jewish Museum, Arthur Avenue – Little Italy, New York Botanical Gardens.



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NYC – Week 2

Highlights: walking the Reservoir Loop in Central Park, walking Fifth Avenue, exploring Chelsea Market, Hamilton Heights Health Fair.



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NYC – Week 1

Highlights: the first day of my first (government) job, exploring SoHo, Nolita, the Bowery, having lunch with Charlie and Andrea in Midtown, going to One World Trade Center with Dad and Julie.


Lessons in City Life


Adventure Is Out There

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