Sunday, May 16
|Waiting for a taxi in Rabat, Morocco|
Morocco marks the first of many work related trips this year. After Morocco, I will be going to Albania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, China and Mongolia. This is going to wreak havoc on my bowling game, which is in bad enough shape as it is.
|Server training with Azeddine, the local IT Specialist|
Morocco is one of our biggest posts in the region, boasting 42 staff members and over 270 Volunteers. My job involves 'refreshing' or migrating the old computer system to a new system over a 2 week period which includes training staff, the local IT Specialists and mentoring colleagues.
|Team dinner with the Country Director (far left), PCMO (2nd from left), AO (middle)|
|Peace Corps Morocco office turtle|
|The blue Petite taxis of Rabat|
Each morning and evening is an adventure in the form of a ride in Rabat's blue Petite taxis. Not only are these taxis small as their name suggests but I swear these drivers have death wishes. I've had more near death experiences in 2 weeks than I've had in a lifetime. I'm exaggerating a little bit but you get the picture. And I thought DC drivers were bad!
|Training the backup IT Specialists|
This trip is almost at an end, I'm scheduled to return home in a few days. Whoever came up the phrase, "There's no place like home" knew what he or she was talking about. I can't wait to see Rach and Maddy again. I better do some shopping soon, returning home empty handed won't go down too well with my 7 year old.
Sunday, May 9
Happy Belated Mother's Day to Nana, Grandma, Aunty Sachi & Aunty Lagi, Aunty Jojo, Aunty Ake, Aunty Trish & Aunty Brady :). Hope you all had a lovely mother's day yesterday. Thinking of you all, much love, Matthew, Rachel & Madison xox