Daily Life in Al-Maghrib

Morocco 2014

Life in Morocco is laidback and easygoing. Moroccans are amiable and, for the most part, treat each other like family.

I remember on a train ride north from Rabat I was sitting across from two women who I assumed were sisters, or just good friends. Garbed in soft wool-spun djellabas, they chattered as if they had known each other for their whole lives, even sharing food and drink. I engaged them in conversation in the local Arabic dialect of Darija. After some pleasantries, I asked them how they knew each other, and they responded that they just met at the beginning of the train ride.