Fez - Trees gather on the hills, exuberantly green. Vines sprout in the fields, the olive trees grow on the mountains. This is a beautiful country, brimming with life and vigor. It bursts in the late spring sunlight, and the sun washes the ocean of Rabat as the train passes by. I love this country. I left America and a comfortable life to come here, to live among the orange blossoms.

The Qarawiyyin Grand Mosque in Fez Medina
Ilona Gerbakher is a student, traveler and writer currently living in Rabat and studying French, Arabic and Darija.