National Library!!

Friday, April 24, 2009
Rabat, Morocco
Bonjour! We arrived in Rabat yesterday. I must admit that our hotel is pretty ghetto-ish - ok, very ghetto-ish, and I will take pics of it later. But this morning we got a quick tour of the National Library of Morocco!! I was like a kid in a candy store: The person who gave us a tour only spoke French, but luckily a rotarian was with us to translate. Beautiful library, and I will post pics the next time I have wi-fi (wee-fee) access. I am also typing on the weird keyboard again... I also recorded most of the tour with the digital recorder. It looks like there will be ways to collaborate with this libary in the future, and that is totally exciting!!!! :)

Tomorrow we head north up the coast to Tangier, and I think we make a stop in Kenitra. Thanks to all who follow this and post comments. I am happy you are following this all with me!

We are two weeks in, so after tomorrow, the journey will be half over. I have mixed feelings on this...... for now, abientot!
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jmatczak
2009-04-25

Thanks
Hey Julie and Cindy!
Thanks for the comments, and I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. It's fun to post pics and write about what we're doing! :)

Jamie

nfls1
2009-04-27

Collaboration ideas?
So you saw the national library! Fabulous! Can't wait to see pics. Sounds like you have some ideas about collaborating with them. So your hotel is...as my kids would say...kinda 'sketch'. You've been there 2 weeks and have yet to stay with a family. Think that will happen? Actually, I have a theory why you aren't staying with families, and it may be because 4 out of 5 of you are women, and that could be an issue. I may be wrong, but it could be less of an issue if they simply put you up at hotels. Have they said anything?

jmatczak
2009-04-27

Re: Collaboration ideas?
From what I'm gathering, the family stay is not happening because a) some clubs do not have enough members to host 5 people b) they wanted us to see more of the 'real' Morocco.

There might be a possibility in Fes, but that remains to be seen. A lot of everything is still up in the air, and we never know what is happening until it happens. I guess this is a good lesson for me in 'going with the flow,' right?

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