Sunday, January 31, 2016

Speaking Moroccan

Since I am travelling to Morocco it only makes sense that I prepare to talk to Moroccans. Only problem, which language to choose?!!! The official governmental language is French, the Northern half of the country often speaks Spanish due to the proximity to Spain, the rural regions speak Berber, and a dialect of Arabic, Darija.

I tried French for two weeks and failed miserably! I sounded like Joey from Friends when he thought he could speak French.

So now I am trying Moroccan Arabic. I am not faring any better. However, I can hope the locals will have more pity for me trying Arabic than French. Currently, I "think" I can say six words......
Listen and Speak Moroccan Arabic

Morocco here I come!

Preparing for my trip to Rabat and a yet to be revealed region. According to the WHO a typhoid vaccine is recommended.
What other vaccines should I get? Why should I be vaccinated against typhoid?