Salaam alaikum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh everyone!
As usual insh'Allah you're all doing well and are in the best of health and highest of iman ^_^
Has anyone ever written a long and involved blog post/email before, only to press "publish" or "send" and have it completely disappear because of a sucky internet connection? Yeah, lol that just happened to me -_-' Okay, I'm stretching it just a tad...it wasn't that involved, but it was a bit of a lengthy explaination as to why I don't have a ton of pictures to share at the moment, even though I would love to share this beautiful country with everyone. Lol, maybe it was best that you were all spared. Essentially what I wanted to say was the reason I am lacking in photos at the moment is because
a) when I do get the chance to go outside I usually forget to take my camera with me ex. I went to the beach the weekend before last with two of my husband's aunts and wanted to take pictures/videos of the beautiful waves subhan'Allah...however I was extremely dismayed to find out that I had left my camera back at the appartment...wallahi I was so crushed :(
b) Casablanca is not a touristy city (unlike Marrakesh for example) except for around the beach/Hassan II Mosque...so I tend to stick out enough as it is (more like I tend to confuse people enough as it is...lol...I apparently get a lot of stares *says my husband, after wearing hijab and an abaya in the US I'm pretty much imune to staring at this point and don't notice when people are doing it*...I told him it's probably because people are trying to figure out if I'm Moroccan or not...people here tend to assume that either I'm from the north, around Tanger or Fes because people there apparantly tend to be lighter in complexion with light eyes or that I'm French...I even had the owner of a local bakery ask one of my husband's aunts when I was with her buying pastery if I was Moroccan...he was completely shocked to learn that I was American...alright enough with this giant tangent...lol) so I would stick out even more taking pictures of things that most people considere every-day. Needless to say, even though I always see things that would make beautiful pictures...I'm always shy/a bit afraid to snap photos.
Despite both of these things, insh'Allah I will try to take more photos because as I said, I really want everyone to see how beautiful this country is ^_^
So that's it for now, insh'Allah I'll be back soon with photos next time...and insh'Allah posting this time will work! GAH!