Okay, so first things first. We know. That's right. :) We can't say specifically because it's prohibited for safety and security's sake, but, on this map, locate Tata and that's our closest city! Yep, south...which means HOT! It's very much desert there and, based on the little bit of info we got, it sounds like there is some active community organizations that we'll be able to work with. That's really the most important thing and so we are excited to take off tomorrow and get a chance to go check it out in person! We'll leave tomorrow (Sunday) morning and travel Sunday and Monday, spend time meeting the officials around town and hanging out with our new host family for a few days and travel back the following Saturday and Sunday. We're excited to know, and to go, and we'll have TONS more to tell you about it when we get back!
On to the promised silly pictures. :)
There is an eye make-up that Moroccans use that stains, for a few days, some kick-butt eyelinery type stuff, called kohl, around your eyes. My host sister offered to apply some last weekend and here's how it went...
Here is the finished product!
Later that day, I got dressed up in some more Moroccan clothing. The dress is one that is used for weddings or holidays (as I understand it...). The headscarf is a Berber tradition. Bad news...slow picture loading and I have to be back in about 7 minutes. I don't know if I'll make it back before we take off tomorrow bright and early...but I'll post those pictures as soon as we get back along with lots more info about our site!