Thoughts on Western Sahara

When a group of students with a big interest in international politics are making plans for a trip to Morocco, one topic being discussed will for sure be the situation in Western Sahara. The area is located south of Morocco and has been occupied by the country since the 70’s,...

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Cultural mixes in Morocco: Arab, French and Berber 

Oh, beautiful Rabat. It’s so easy to long back for you! À bientôt, inchallah. Once you arrive in Morocco you are immediately stricken by the bilingualism of the country. The sound of chatter in French and Arabic will reach your ears and wherever you look signs that will guide you...

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Onwards to Fez and Chefchaouen

  After an early wake-up on Saturday morning, it was time to say goodbye to our beloved fellow travellers. Two of us, though, were blessed with some lecture-free days by Lund University, so we stayed to explore some more of Morocco! Rabat is not a very touristy city, so less-travelled...

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Our third day in Rabat

Our third day in Rabat started off with a morning meeting with the organization ISESCO, a member organisation for Islamic countries that works to continuously promote education, science and cooperation over the borders.  The department in Rabat happens to be the head-quarter of the organization, so we were all mighty...

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Business and pleasure

As the sunrise casts its beams on the roof tops of the ”medina” to the compelling sound of an imam’s prayers, a new day dawns for our travelers. After having finished our delicious Moroccan breakfast on the terrace, there was no time for second breakfast. We swiftly gathered outside the...

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First day of the adventure

It is common knowledge that every explorer needs to prepare for an important day with a sturdy breakfast, and Medina Surfing Association sure provided one for the UPF travel group. The very sweet personnel handed out Moroccan pancakes, fresh fruit and the infamous Moroccan sweet tea to a surprisingly hungry...

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Coupf-Coupf takes over Rabat

  The fog lies heavy over Lund. A train stands empty at the station, and suddenly, people come out of the fog towards the train. They look tired as it is early in the morning, but you can see excitement in their eyes. They come from different directions with bags...

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Monday movie night and learning about Western Sahara

Several tens of thousands of Sahrawi people have been forced to flee Western Sahara due to the conflict. Many of them have lived in refugee camps in neighbouring countries such as Algeria for several decades. Source: European Commission DG ECHO, Flickr.   On Monday the Travel Committee came together to...

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Preparations for Rabat

  The travel committee is currently in the midst of preparing our upcoming trip to Rabat; the supposedly beautiful capital of Morocco. Funnily enough, our sister organization UF Malmö will also travel to Rabat later this spring. This has been of great amusement and help, as we have been able...

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Time to say goodbye…

  On our last day together in DC we visited the Swedish Embassy. It is located in the beautiful House of Sweden; just by the waterfront, with neighbouring buildings like The Kennedy Centre and Washington Harbour. Considering the stunning location, it is an experience only seeing the house itself. However,...

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