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This year’s World Expeditions trip to Morocco was once again an amazing educational opportunity, enabling students to experience life in a completely different culture. The first destination was Marrakesh, where the hustle and bustle of the city provided a great introduction to this diverse country. Students toured the Bahia Palace and a traditional Berber pharmacy, learning about the fantastic architecture and the great traditions of Berber herbal treatments. Some students were quick to embrace the art of haggling to make their first purchases, and everyone enjoyed sampling the local cuisine.

 

Students then travelled to the Central Atlas Mountains where they supported local community projects. They painted rooms in a local primary school, built incinerators for rubbish disposal and worked in a women’s carpet cooperative – this was a real highlight, with students participating in every aspect of carpet making. As well as sharing music and conversation with other youngsters in the village, they played football with the locals and were invited to villagers’ houses for traditional Moroccan tea, which provided a real insight into the lifestyle of this community.

 

The most challenging aspect of the trip was undoubtedly the expedition, starting with a short climb to acclimatize to the altitude. A demanding day of climbing followed, with several students digging deep to overcome tiredness and aches and pains. Reaching the mountain summit on the third day was a fabulous achievement and there was great camaraderie amongst the group. Back at base camp, there was no running water and a one and a half hour wait until the water was safe to drink – a real lesson on the harshness of nature and just how much we take luxuries for granted.

 

A camel trek and night camping under the stars in Essaouira rounded off the truly memorable experiences on this journey.

 

 

 

 

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