Anonymous said: Hey! I was wondering, how much did your Morocco trip cost altogether? And how exactly did you volunteer? did you have time to do some sight seeing? :)
Hii! It was 2500 and 1000 for a plane ticket which included my air fare to Jordan and England! I was looking for volunteer abroad programs for a year prior and the program fees alone were around $3000. As part of the trip, we had to get donors to sponsor us and I was able to pay the entire cost of the program just through donations! It was a 2.5 week trip and we stayed in a beach front village in Tildi for 6 days but did see a bit of Marrakech and Casablanca and a whole lot of Agadir and Idougnadif. I volunteered in hospital emergency rooms, public clinics (where we took height, weight, blood pressure, sugar levels), pharmacies (where we prescribed donated medication), public and private clinics (where I viewed a circumcision and a C-section and the held both children afterwards), dental clinics (I extracted 4 teeth!!!), orphanages (which helped me make the decision to sponsor an orphan as well as adopt an orphan in the future iA) as well as helped local fisherman develop farms to expand produce and generate another source of income in low socioeconomic areas! All that and I went shopping at Zara and Mango, went sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, visited the YSL museum, did more shopping, ate amazing Moroccan food everyday, experienced a Hammam (bath house) and attended a traditional Moroccan wedding with old and new friends and beautiful Muslims from CA, Kansas, New York and Illinois who I still stay in touch with today :)
Anonymous said: MashAllah Hera, I didn't know you were going on this trip! May Allah bless you on this journey and bring you back safe and sound. Hope you enjoy and learn and grow. Look forward to keeping up with you through the blog. Take care and love, Ghazala Aunty
Thanks for the support & love Ghazala Aunty <3
f3aristheheartoflov3 said: I can't wait to hear all about your adventures traveling! You're going to learn so much, I'm so happy for you!! Be sure to take pictures :)
Athina!!!! <3 I took so many pictures, I have to post a few here ASAP!
light-upthe-night said: have fun in morocco!
I had a great time, thanks so much :)