and getting there on my own these days. I catch a taxi on the corner of the main street
and tell them to go to McDonald's (yes, there are several McDonald's in Rabat) Magdal (the neighborhood where AmidEast is) because, really, taxis don't go to specific addresses. You have to tell them a landmark. When the weather's nice (which has been every day except the second day of class), I walk home. Takes less than half an hour. Below are some street scenes on the walk.
Crazy parking. No parking meters, but there is a parking guy (in this picture, he's the guy in blue on the sidewalk on the left ) on most street corners and in parking lots who tells you where to park and helps you maneouvre into the space. When you leave, you give him 2 dinar (approximatel 25 cents) for his assistance.
And you'll notice that sidewalks aren't just for walking anymore.
And here's the street where I'm staying.
The house is behind the white gate on the left.
It's a nice walk. Gives me time to practice French in my head and mull over any plot points I want to work on.
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