things you'll be glad to know.
Language note! You will see "7" used as a letter throughout this entire website. Because of the transliteration from Arabic to Latin script, some people (Moroccans and PCVs alike) will usually use the number 7 or a capital H to indicate the Arabic letter ح. This makes the sound of a whispered English "h".
Shopping & Packing
Shopping and packing for service can be an arduous task, but with available resources like packing lists, you will get a better sense of what to bring!
Ultimate PC Morocco Packing List
Peace Corps Packing List, Discounts & Advice
Official Peace Corps Morocco Packing List
POC Packing Guide for Morocco
Discounts from Retailers
Several packing-related questions were also answered by PCVs in the Frequently Asked Questions blog post.
Movies Featuring Morocco / Culture
Hikayat Morocco - There is a documentary here about traditional Moroccan storytelling
Le Grand Voyage - Beautiful film in Darija
Movies Set in Morocco
Movies Filmed in Morocco
Best Movies for Moroccan Scenery
Books Featuring Morocco / Culture
Religion in general - and Islam specifically - are common topics of discussion and are, naturally, important in understanding Moroccan culture.
Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary
In Morocco by Edith Wharton
Culture Shock! Morocco by Orin Hargraves
The Crisis of Islam by Bernard Lewis
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Conquest of Morocco by Douglas Porch
Zina by Babylone
Taragalte by Oum (popular artist in the south)
Disk Hyati by Maria Nadim
Morocco's National Anthem
Sugar and Flies by PCV Blake