Fez - When I moved to Morocco from America in February of this year, I knew that I was moving into the future. I had lived for some time in Qatar, and had grown up in Los Angeles-- both of these places are very forward looking and future oriented, full of potential and promise. But nowhere on earth has filled me with the sense of growth, dynamic change, possibility and joy that I have found in Morocco.

Ilona Gerbakher is a student, traveler and writer currently living in Rabat and studying French, Arabic and Darija.