45 days ago, I left Ohio. I left behind my family, my friends, and everything that I have considered normal for most of my life. I arrived in Morocco on June 27th, exactly 23 days ago. Even though I studied here in college, I have not yet adapted to my new home. But in these… Continue reading When New Becomes Normal: Tips and Tricks to Combat Homesickness
Hello Everyone! I am back this week with another recipe! This Moroccan “pancake” is a favorite during Ramadan. It is called bghrir, and it is a light fluffy honey soaked piece of heaven. To get started, you’re going to need the following ingredients: 1 cup of fine semolina 4 Tbsp. of flour 1 tsp of… Continue reading “Bghrir” and Better Things
Happy Friday everyone! I apologize for not posting last week, but I got some shocking news as soon as I arrived. As you all know, I was supposed to start teaching English in October of this year in Rabat. When I landed in Morocco last week, I went to my future school to talk about… Continue reading Greetings from Morocco!
Ok everyone, I have a confession to make. I have somewhat of an obsession. This obsession is with an Italian singer by the name of Tiziano Ferro. At the age of 16, when I first arrived in Italy, a volunteer from the organization I went abroad with and now a close friend by the name… Continue reading Tiziano Ferro- The Love of my Life
Happy Friday everyone! I am sitting in the beautiful city of Reggio Emilia in the university's library with my best friend, Marta. As she works on her dissertation, I decided this would be a wonderful time to write a post. As Promised, I am back this week with a recipe straight from my host mom’s… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara- From My Italian Kitchen to Yours
Ciao! As I sit sipping my third espresso of the day after devouring a delicious plate of pasta for lunch, I am ready to tell you all about the nightmare of a trip I went on to arrive in the beautiful city of Mantova, Italy. Where can I possibly begin? It all started Monday, June… Continue reading Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: My Journey Across the Atlantic
You tell me. What am I doing with my final three days in the USA? Is it: A. Passing the time with family and friends B. Visiting all the historic landmarks of my hometown one more time C. Curled up in bed with a fever You guessed it: C. … Continue reading Rolling with the Punches: Last Minute Things to Do in Your Hometown before Moving Abroad