• Morocco: Pre-departure

    Thursday, 12th October 2017 Today I flew flying to London, where I’ll say a few days before I then fly to Rabat for two weeks. I arrived at Stansted Airport, make my way to King’s Cross slowly, and arrive (too early) at my hostel, “SOHostel”. I arrive at 9 AM, having five hours to kill before I can finally check in. Considering I woke up at 3 am to arrive at the airport on time, I’m slightly beat once the clock hits 2 PM. Later on, I am meeting with an old friend of mine I haven’t seen in a few years. We meet in Covent Garden. I think I’m slowly falling in love with London. Friday, 13th October 2017 Today I decided to walk around the city and find out more about it. Beforehand, however, I have an online midterm to complete. It takes me a good three hours (!) to finish, and finally, I’m on my way to…

  • Volunteering in Morocco – October 2017

    Volunteering in Morocco – October 2017

    I took part in a volunteer trip to Morocco in October 2017, and it was the first one that was really out of my comfort zone. After travelling to The Netherlands, I chose to go with a different organisation that seemed to be more organised as I would be arriving in a country I had never travelled to before. SCI Deutschland was great for smaller trips in Europe, however, I wanted to make sure that my first trip to Africa, and to a completely different country with a culture incredibly different from those I am used to, would go smoothly. Thus, I travelled with IVHQ; International Volunteer HQ. I spent two weeks in Morocco, which I now realise was too short. In comparison with SCI Deutschland volunteer trips, IVHQ is a company that organises long-term volunteering experiences, rather than planned, 2-week ones. Therefore, the work one does with IVHQ is expected to be on a long-term basis. Although one can…