Happy holidays everyone! It’s been a while since my last post. I have been caught up in the crazy process that is becoming an official resident of the Kingdom of Morocco. I have turned in all of my paperwork: my background check, medical clearance, work contract, etc. After going to all the necessary government offices and completeing every step, I received my temporary visa while I wait for my residency card to be printed in 3-4 months. You can see the photo of my temporary paper permit.
I have also started my daunting search for an apartment. Up until now, I have been staying with my boyfriend’s family. They have been so generous to me for welcoming me into their home, but I am excited to finally have my independence. If only I could find an apartment! I have seen over 15 places with no success, but I plan to continue my search next month when I return from my TEFL training in Marrakech which I leave for this Sunday.
Now for the topic of this post: Today is one of the largest celebrations in the Muslim World. It is called Eid Al-Adha, or Eid Kabir, and it is celebrated by Muslims across the world. It is celebrated with the sacrifice of a lamb to commemorate the sacrifice made by the biblical figure Abraham. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of that as I was waiting downstairs trying to avoid any blood (I get a bit queezy even when I donate blood). The feast is just beginning, but I’m in for a night filled with grilled meat and good company.
Now that I make my way to Marrakech where I hope to have more stable access to internet, I should be returning to my weekly posts. Until then, عيد مبروك سعيد (Happy Holidays)!