Last night we got a chance to go to the top of the mountain by the Kasbah, which are the old ruins of what is left of Agadir before the earthquake. This first Picture is the view of Agadir at night. It was quite windy!
This is the Kasbah! What is left of the original city, and the notches on the top are where the military men stood to protect the city from intruders in a time of conflict.
There were camels there to meet us and even ride. I wasn’t going to, but I remember how much students wanted me too, I am so glad you encouraged me to do so! Branching out of my comfort zone is an awesome experience and I encourage you all to do the same!
This is Mustafa. She is considered a baby and is 6 years old and stands 6 feet tall.
Mustafa loves to give kisses:
This is Mustafa’s owner and they have a great relationship:
Here, our host teacher friend, Youssef, my co teacher, Nell, and I are all enjoying our dear camel friend!
Everyone needs a camel selfie!!
Riffe’s class asked: Do they have subways there? And do they have sewers underground too?
They don’t have subways but they do have above ground trains that go lots of places. They also have some smaller fancy buses that go all over Morocco, with seats that recline back and have lots of space, and are still quite inexpensive to travel on. The sewers are likely underground because I haven’t seen any above ground issues with sewage. I do have to say the bathrooms are quite different and take some energy not to judge. Sometimes, things are just different and what works for them, works. There are conservation reasons attached to the bathroom design also. I will explain more when I get back.
Did the camel spit at you ?
No, the camels here aren’t spitters. I did get slobbered on when taking a camel selfie and it smelled terrible! I think they could use a breath mint. The camels are so sweet though and really gentle.
Do they watch 📺?
Yes indeed they watch television. Some people even still have old school style televisions, but more so, the students watch youtube videos, go on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, WhatsApp, and other social media forms. Really, the students are very much like Alaskan students, except they play outside more in my observation. Some like sports, some like reading, some like arts, and many like just hanging out with friends.
Are some camels mean
I suppose there might be some, but I didn’t see any mean camels
Does it snow in Morocco 🇲🇦 ?🌨
In the Atlas mountains it does and in Marrakesh I am told, but not in Agadir where we taught. Many of them would LOVE to see snow, they tell me
How much camels eat one day?
That is a great question. I didn’t even think to ask. I will see if I can find out.
Are you going to bring stuff for us at Tudor
I think I am going to start an international club at Tudor where I can share all sorts of things about Morocco and we can continue to learn about the world. I am bringing some things to try, hopefully, or as they say in Morocco “Insha-Allah”.
What is that camels name🐪🐪🐪🐪🐪🐪🐪🐫🐫🐫🐫🐫🐫🐫🐫
Mufasa! And she was super sweet.
I wander what the weather is like 🌤⛅️☀️☄️✨🌥🌦☁️⛈🌧💥🔥⚡️🌩🌨☃️⛄️🌬💨❄️⛈⛅️💫🌜🌓🌖🌕🌒🌏🌑🌍🌘🌎🌗🌔🌚🌝🌛🌜☔️
Warm and breezy, like an Alaskan summer day!
Do they eat snakes 🐍
Honestly, I am not sure. I have not seen anyone eat snakes and as we were trekking up the mountain, I didn’t see any snakes in the wild.
I love ❤️ this you have good photos 😃💂💃🏿👨👦🐫😂
Are camels like horses?
I guess that depends on how so. There are some wild horses and wild camels. They both are built well for people to ride, but camels are bigger. I would say the size is similar to an adult moose, maybe a bit bigger.
Are camels dangerous
I don’t believe they are dangerous at all. Although, when sitting on top of one and feeling 8 feet in the air, it is quite scary feeling to be up so high. The camels here only have 1 hump and it is a myth (not true) that their humps are to store water. The hump is actually fat and some people do eat camel and eat the fat. Camel is considered a delicacy as it is quite expensive to purchase, often only eaten by wealthy people.
We loved watching you ride a camel!!
What do camel’s eat? Grass?
How do you ride a “one bump” camel?
Do camels sleep lying down?
Once humped camels, which are the ones here, are ridden by placing a device over the hump to make a seat. It was actually very comfortable. I am not sure what camels eat or how they sleep, actually. I will have to ask. Maybe check to see if there is a book in the library.
I was wondering what is the history about their flag?
How dark does it get at night and what time does the sun go down?
How bright does it get in the morning and what time does the sun come up?
I will have to pay attention tomorrow to what time the sun goes down! I think it’s about 7:30. They actually just started daylight savings time about 5 years ago as a way to be more green and save energy during the day. Cool, huh!
Camels!!!!!!!!!🐪🐪🐪🐪🐪🐪🐫🐫🐫🐫🐫what is the Moro an flag?