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baaack....

back from holiday....will post pictures soon.... i fell in love with morocco.... such a beautiful friendly country.... time well spent in an islamic country with people more welcoming and friendlier than any other country i have visited.
it is strange these days to be an american traveling.... everyone wonders what the hell is going on here and why are foreign policies are what they are. i can’t answer.

what do you call a person that speaks 3 languages?
trilingual

what do you call a person that speaks 2 languages?
bilingual

what do you call a person that speaks 1 language?
an american

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mysticknyght
Jan. 7th, 2004 06:24 am (UTC)
sounds like my trips to europe last year. I felt like I needed a "don't blame me, i voted for gore" t-shirt. But at least any comments I received were directed at the resident of the white house, not at me personally.

On the language, what do the speak primarily in morroco? In france, I found that if i had a question or needed help, I would ask a teenager. They were all dying to practice their english on an american. :-)

Is good to have ya back... :-)
melissamuse
Jan. 7th, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC)
they speak arabic, but most speak french since it was once french occupied.
i needed that tshirt too, but so many people were incredibly knowledgable and wanted to discuss US politics. the media is also so different.... but, of course, i never trusted US media. ;)
mysticknyght
Jan. 7th, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC)
it's always a better idea to read/listen to/watch the BBC rather than our news...
melissamuse
Jan. 8th, 2004 05:52 am (UTC)
yep and better is worldlink tv (www.worldlink.org) and their mosiac program where they take news from the middle east and translate it. between bbc, worldlink and npr, one can get a truer sense of the news. the emails home from my brother in law, stationed in iraq, are also contradictory from what we are being told.
ah, america the free.....
mysticknyght
Jan. 8th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC)
well, at least there are alternatives to the corporate media...thanks for the info on worldlink.org, i'm going to have a look :-)
beaten_grace
Jan. 7th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)
Welcome back! i have such a hard time leaving vacations behind, i hope the transition isn't too rough on you :)
melissamuse
Jan. 7th, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC)
oh, not at all. after ten days i was ready to get back to work! i got in around 1:30 tuesday morning and was in the office for 8!
i'm a sickie ;)
doudance
Jan. 7th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC)
Welcome back! Morocco sounds wonderful! Can't wait to see the pictures.
temporalknot
Jan. 7th, 2004 09:30 am (UTC)
Welcome back. Glad you enjoyed yourself.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 7th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
welcome home
You were missed ~ and are loved.

Hope to see you soon.

~~Eric
melissamuse
Jan. 8th, 2004 05:54 am (UTC)
Re: welcome home
i missed you too!
let's get together soon.
kisses....
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