Up Next in….(Summer Preview)

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Marrakesh, a city I will be staying in Morocco *not my picture

Hey guys! Sorry for the giant gap in posts, life here in Madison has been pretty hectic lately (as always), but now that exams are coming to a close I can finally breathe again.

Second semester flew by faster than the first one did (if that is even possible) and now I find myself packing yet again; however, unlike most I am not packing to return home, but rather to leave once again.

As mentioned in a previous post, I am a member of an organization called AIESEC which facilitates internships, as well as volunteer opportunities, for young adults to go abroad. After spending a year receiving interns from all of the world, I was inspired to apply for my own project abroad and was lucky enough to land an opportunity in Morocco! What will I be doing there? Honestly even I am still a little fuzzy on the details, but basically the idea is that myself, along with 20 other interns from around the world, will travel around Morocco (focusing mainly on Agadir and Marrakesh) taking pictures and writing blogs in order to promote tourism within the country.

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A picture of Lagos, one of the stops I will be making in southern Portugal *not my picture

The program starts in mid June, but in true Hannah fashion I decided to take advantage of having an excuse to the leave the country again by booking a flight to Portugal on May 24th. My college roommate, Heather, and I will be backpacking through Portugal and Spain for three weeks before I make my way down to Morocco in mid-June.

The route I will be hiking in Iceland. 5 days, 50 miles, over glaciers, volcanos, rivers, and valleys – sleeping under the northern lights at night.

My program in Morocco lasts 5-6 weeks and then it is off to Sweden to visit my friends and host family, before heading over to Iceland and hike the Laki – Nupstadaskogar trail as the final leg of my trip.

Unlike my past two trips to Colombia and Sri Lanka, I will actually have my computer with me therefor I promise my posts won’t be so sporadic. It’s literally my job when I am in Morocco to blog which hopefully hold me accountable as well. Plus, I really want to write for myself, so I will have this to look back on when I am older and remember all the crazy shenanigans I got myself into. Yes, it is nice for my friends (and mostly family) to be able to see what I am up to when I am so far away, but ultimately I blog for me. As a way to express myself, capture memories that may otherwise be forgotten, and have something to look back at when I am feeling nostalgic about being home.

If you want to stay up to date on my whereabouts feel free to click the “follow” button on the top left corner of my home screen. For now I am back to the books, one more exam on Tuesday and then its freedom for me!

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