Never would I have thought that I would hike the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, but thanks to the All County Conference held in Morocco this happened.
Firstly, the All Country Conference (ACC) is a conference that brings CorpsAfrica Volunteers from Morocco, Senegal and Malawi together, to share social, cultural and project experiences from their home countries. And yes it was such an honour to be among the first Volunteers to attend the ACC.
When I first was told that we were going to hike the Atlas mountains, I thought it was the cliché thing where we would hike more for leisure purposes. But to my surprise, we were actually hiking all the way to a Volunteers' site in the Atlas. I was excited to see this place of beauty as I have heard so much about it.
I was amazed by how people manage to live in such secluded places, the positioning of the houses scared me so much, it's really amazing what people can do in different places around the world. Speaking of the weather, it was very undecided. The first day it seemed to be very hot, as it went from being mildly cold with some showers in the end.
The last time I hiked I was mentally prepared for anything and honestly this time around, the move to Hiba's site was an adventure. I saw different landscapes for a start and the most exciting part was all the apples I got to eat throughout the journey, and getting there and seeing how far she went with the success of her nursery school project gave me such a motivation to go through and have my project completed in time. I will never forget my experience in the High Atlas Mountains, I got to appreciate the culture, hospitality, and the friendliness of the people. Despite the too much hiking, the three days we spent in the high Atlas mountains were unforgettable.