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flickr…

Posted in Morocco, photography on March 30, 2008 by Phil Alcorn

I’m gonna make a post soon about my thoughts on Morocco… but for now, check out my flickr for some snaps of the trip. Or rather, for about 15 of the 450…

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Morocco part 3…

Posted in Morocco on March 26, 2008 by Phil Alcorn

Very quick post here…

Currently in a city in Morocco which is actually owned by Spain, so technically I have left Morocco… but I won’t be home until Friday. So if you’re missing me, sorry, just a little longer…

Things have been good. Had a couple of shaky days there, but all in all things are going well. Getting ready to head out on a prayer walk here, so must dash. Just please continue to pray for everything I listed in the previous post, and also now particularly for energy, as we’re all starting to run a little low on reserves…

Thanks everyone, and see you all soon…

And special note for Connor, thank you for the spare memory card… I’d have been scundered without it…

Morocco part 2…

Posted in Morocco on March 21, 2008 by Phil Alcorn

Well, I was beginning to think it wouldn’t happen, but here I am… I managed to get an internet connection here in Morocco!!

Things have been busy busy busy so far. On arriving we were met by our contacts, who took us to the town we stayed in (sorry if this is a little unspecific… if you want more details, ask me when I’m back…). We had a fantastic dinner of Tagine (DELICIOUS traditional moroccan meal) and took some quick photos before bed.  Accomodation was very nice, very warm and comfortable. Over the following 5 days we experienced local rural Moroccan life, including visiting the local markets and going mule trekking on the mountains! Learnt an awful lot about the culture and the people, some fantastic lessons and eye-opening experiences! (expect a post on this when I get back…)

Yesterday we travelled to Marrakesh, and spent the night there (VERY different culture than previous few days!) before spending most of today on a train to Fez. Had a walk around the city tonight, beautiful place… will be exploring the ‘old city’ tomorrow… I can’t wait! Many photos will be taken… never mind that I have taken over 250 already…

Some quick fun updates…
I managed to avoid sunburn altogether, except a bad burn on the back of my left hand, and on my earlobes!!
Discovered that yoghurt is a good substitute for aftersun cream
Have discovered that unflavoured water is infact tolerable
Have developed a liking for fresh orange juice in the mornings
Am missing friends and family a little
Loving the team here
Weather has been HOT!!!!!

And some prayer requests:
Encouragement and strength for the workers we have met out here
Wisdom and blessing for the people we have met out here
For the team, that we would continue to bond as well as we have done so thus far
For me, that I would rely more and more on God and focus less on myself
For our team leader, as he guides us and looks after us
For the country of Morocco, that God’s will would come to fruition in this place
For blessing for the people of this country in general – warm-hearted, generous, passionate people

Anyway, sorry if this is a little short or incoherant – must dash now! Will update when I can!