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Little by little, I’m adjusting to life in the Netherlands. I’ve mastered the most crucial Dutch phrases (“A large cone of fries, please”), can navigate the twisting, cobblestoned streets of Utrecht on my bike, and no longer look like a bewildered tourist everywhere I go (at least that’s what I tell myself). I’ve even made some Dutch friends
Here I am all covered up in Doha, Qatar, relaxed after arriving at my destination. In general, getting around is Qatar is tough when you don’t have your own car. The only reliable means of travel is by taxi. But don’t assume you can hail one on the street, because there are no sidewalks to speak of.
I studied abroad in Morocco for three months in the spring of 2008, and had a wonderful time there. I recommend Morocco to anyone who can get there. Morocco is home to an interesting intersection of cultures – Arab Islam from the Middle East, French cafes and fashion styles, and music and dance influenced by Sub-Saharan Africa, to name a few
Despite the fact that Ghana is considered “Africa for beginners”, it tends to be off the beaten track for most Africa-bound tourists. Ghana is extremely hot, so I recommend bringing light-weight clothes, but also realize that Ghanaians value dressing nicely and conservatively