This weekend was a real dose of reality, tucked away in the Atlas mountains was a berber village that welcomed about 20 staff from GWA. A very scenic hike was followed by thyme tea and homemade (like bashing with a mortar) jams from cactus and blackberries. The village was still getting used to indoor pluming and electricity, only having the former for about half a year. The houses had dwellings on the first floors for animals that included goats, cows, and chickens. A very memorable weekend to start a great stretch of traveling as the school year opens up.