Maple Leafs in Morocco: Austin Sprunger

Maple Leafs in Morocco: Austin Sprunger

Photo contributed by Morocco SST blog

By the time this gets published I’ll be back in Goshen, expounding upon the wondrous comforts of the western toilet, shower and central heating. But despite how many things I miss about home, as my time in Morocco comes to a close, I can’t help thinking about all of the things I will miss when I leave. A few of these things are as follows:

-The food (and always being told to eat, even with food in hand and mouth)
-The chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats and donkeys hanging out all over town
-Seeing the Arabic script everywhere
-Living in old Medina
-The Souk (market)
-Being called Monsieur (makes me feel fancy)
-The super good tea
-Playing Rummy in the cafe
-Old men in djellabas crusin’ around on motos
-Sultana (a Turkish soap opera our mom watched religiously with Liz and I)
-Having four meals a day, every day, whether you want it or not, no matter what
-Hawaii (probably the best soda in the world)
-Moroccan architecture and tiling
-The call to prayer
-All of the fantastic moustaches (Moroccans really know how to grow ‘em)
-Fresh bread every day as the main utensil for eating
-The mountains
-Soccer everywhere (Everyone either likes Real Madrid or Barcelona and all the kids playing on the street want to be Christiano Ronaldo)
-Awful American movies and WWE on TV all the time (which I watch anyway)
-How easy it is to impress people with simple phrases
-And last, but definitely not least, our service dad, the Moroccan Cliff Huxtable

Austin Sprunger is a senior English major.

Written by Matthew Amstutz

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