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  • Immersion

  • Pictured here is not a Moroccan woman but rather, one of the students from Duke in the Arab World. This was taken on our tour around the old city of Fes when we entered a shop that sold a diverse array of head scarves. This photo is one of my favorites…

  • Credit: Brandon Choi
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Morocco
  • Bedouin

  • During our excursion to the Sahara Desert, we had bedouins to guide us to their camp in which we were to stay for the night. This picture depicts one of the many bedouins watching us as we trek by on our camels. Without them, we would’ve been a caravan of lost…

  • Credit: Brandon Choi
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Morocco
  • The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

  • The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is held every year in the old, medieval part of Fes. During Duke in the Arab World, we had the amazing opportunity to attend one of the performances and witness an internationally renown Sufi group sing. It wasn’t like any other concert I had…

  • Credit: Brandon Choi
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Morocco
  • The Medina

  • A particularly peculiar experience in Fes was hearing Jeremih’s club sensation, “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” on the medieval, cobblestone streets of the Medina. Underneath an ancient alleyway, I passed a group of teenagers bobbing their heads to the oh-so-familiar tune that was blasting from one of their phones. Whether they understood the lyrics…

  • Credit: Brandon Choi
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Morocco
  • Get Lost and Find Yourself

    • From adventuring through Khan al-Khalili in Cairo to exploring the Medina Qadima in Fez, I constantly found myself losing my way amongst the mazes of the old cities.  While some people would be concerned, even scared, to be lost in a foreign city, losing oneself provides opportunities to really discover the…

  • Credit: Zelie Lewis
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Morocco
  • On Top of a Blue World

  • We had one free weekend in Morocco to do as we pleased, so the three of us decided to take a trip to Chefchaouen also know as "The Blue City." Much of the walls and buildings were painted light shades of blue, a calming atmosphere unlike anything I had ever quite…

  • Credit: Sarah Haas
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Morocco
  • The Path Over

  • It was a hot summer afternoon in the Sahara when I took this photo of the man who was leading our camel caravan. Right before he turned away to walk up the dune, he said to me "It is nice to speak in Arabic with foreigners, with students. Usually I have…

  • Credit: Sarah Haas
  • Tags: Duke in the Arab World, Morocco
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