I’m Sydney.
A wanna-be travel writer with a deep passion for the Middle East & North Africa.
This site started as a way to keep track of my semester abroad in Morocco but evolved into a full-fledged travel blog. After a few years of neglect (& spending all my free time learning Arabic at University) I’m back to traveling and writing! It just so happens that fate is bringing me back to Morocco as a Peace Corps Volunteer from December 2016-2018.
Welcome to a site full of camels, deserts, and homeless cats!!!!!
*This blog does not express the views or ideas of the Peace Corps, it is my opinions and experiences only.



34 thoughts on “About

  1. Anne the Adventurer says:

    Hey Sydney! I’m actually in Meknes with ISA right now, and have been all summer. It’s been the best experience of my life :). I see you’ve already found my blog but if you have any questions about Morocco/ISA/studying abroad here, let me know!

      • Anne the Adventurer says:

        Tajine is delicious!! I adore Moroccan food so much haha, I’m going to miss it. Tajine, couscous, dates, harira (moroccan soup), shebbakiya (honey pastry), it’s all DELICIOUS. I’ve been living with a host family, and they are so nice, and like all Moroccans are so hospitable. Me and the rest of the summer students leave on August 5!

      • Yass Falih says:

        I had to bring lots of spices and cooking vessels from Morocco, in order to cook those amazing dishes here in the states. I am actually organizing a Moroccan feast celebration on October 4th in observance of the Eed al Adha. hahahah

  2. awanderinghuman says:

    I’m thrilled for you! As the date approaches, I become increasingly excited to see how your experience goes! I also wish I could study abroad, and maybe j will become inspired with your blog! Good luck!

  3. nicolecronin says:

    Hey Girl,

    I see you’ve found my blog. I’ve been living in Morocco as a Peace Corps Volunteer since March 2012! Are you studying in Meknes? How long is your program? I live only an hour from Meknes in the mountains in a small town called Azrou. If you ever want to visit, PLEASE DO! I’d love to meet and show you around and talk all things Morocco. Also, I find myself in Meknes often, so we could meet there as well. Glad you’re enjoying Morocco so far. It can be quite the roller coaster ride!



    • Sydney Cason says:

      I’m studying in Meknes, yes! And I’ve heard of Azrou – is this near Ifrane? I’m going there this weekend!
      I love it here so far and would love to talk Morocco. Also, i’m going to Chefchaoun soon, have you ever been there?

      xx, Sydney

  4. Michael Lin says:

    Hey Sydney, good luck in Morocco! I’m sure it will be/ it is amazing there, and I look forward to reading about your adventures.

  5. p.w.eubanks says:

    Thanks for “following” my silly little blog. I’m now home from al-maghreb and lookin’ for a way to get back, even if I spend the rest of my life trying to figure out how to do so. Your blog takes me down memory lane, so thanks for that. Have fun, be safe, and thala frask khti.

      • p.w.eubanks says:

        Well, if you go over to my blog, you can click on the “Peace Corps Blog” link under “Sections,” and it brings up all my posts related to my time in Morocco, filled with tons of stories. But a better suggestion might be for you to use the search bar if there’s a specific place or something that you wanted to read about. Like, I read about that you’re going to Chefchaouen soon – one of my favorite cities in the country. Otherwise, just drop me a line if you have any questions. I could talk about Morocco, uhm, all day.

  6. Elise says:

    So glad I found your blog! I am leaving for a semester abroad in Ifrane in 9 days! I’m so excited!! Your posts and video have been awesome to read and watch! Especially your packing post! How cold did it get while you were there?

  7. Suze says:

    I love your blog, Sydney! We’re visiting morocco in 5 weeks and I’ve been going through so many of your posts for the past few days (just can’t get enough!) I can’t wait to actually get there and see the desert!

  8. Annie says:

    Hello Sydney.i wanted some info abt Genoa and i came across your blog.You absolutely wanted me to be 20 again so i could start travelling the world at a younger age(I’m 44).Its been 5 years since i started to wonder around and every time i set my foot at my homeland( Beirut,Lebanon) i start planning my next trip.Keep doing what you do and fly high…Be safe.

    • Sydney Cason says:

      Your comment came at a good time, as I am trying to re-hype and spruce up my blog! Any questions about Genoa feel free to ask. I was only there a few days, so my knowledge might be limited but I would love to help! Happy traveling 🙂

  9. Alex Kostner says:

    Hi! Love ya blog! My mom also liked it) gonna travel with your tips in
    Genoa (in 3 weeks yay) and in Prague. Also we’re from Moscow,Russia and we saw our city on your life list. I hope if u visit it, u will like it. It’s very different from traditional Russian Kremlin to
    European stylized center to Manhattan style business area. And actually most of people here are not homophobic (like my whole school, family and friends’ families), not racist and a lot of people hate sexism. And I really hope u visit Munich soon, so we could see some tips to do where.)

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