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Reisverslag First days and first impressions
9 juli 2014
First days and first impressions
After boarding the plane, one the first thing I had learned about the Muslim's Holy Month, came into practice: although Muslims have to fast this month between sunrise and sunset, people who are travelling do not.
My flight from Amsterdam to Casablanca was no big deal. 3,5 hours in a comfortable plane with a seat next to the window and no direct neighbour: jackpot! At the airport, three people from AIESEC LC Anfa were waiting to pick me up. Since I have been to Morocco before, what came next was to be expected, but surprised me anyway ( and still does on my daily commute to my work place): Traffic here is insane! Everyone driving in their own lanes? Forget it. Applying traffic rules and regulations? How about no? Speed limits? Not here.
You can imagine that, coming from an orderly, rules-loving country like the Netherlands, this was quite the shock.
When we arrived at the flat, save and sound and nobody impressed by the trip but me, there was nobody there and no one had the key. Luckily for me, a former LC member lived closeby and I stayed with her and her family until this issue was resolved. This gave me the great opportunity to experience the traditional meal after sunset (iftar) with a nice Moroccan family. There was so much great food, I am probably still full of it!
My working days for the company APEBI are completely different from the unstructured situations outlined above. I work in a strange, purple building with a team of four people. They are all hard working, organised and creative minds of whom I hope to learn a lot.
Bigger and better stories soon to follow!
9 juli 2014 12:53 | Door: Nuria
So fun to read! Would be nice to see some pictures next time :)
13 juli 2014 15:34 | Door: Remco van Olst
Nice story sofar. Keep writing please...
13 juli 2014 16:09 | Door: Fleur
Nice zus! Lijkt me tof om daar een x auto te rijden, klinkt echt als mijn rijstijl haha!