In Review: Week One of Virtual Al-Waha!
Published: July 17, 2020
This week has gone by so fast - I can’t believe that the first week of Virtual Al-Waha is already over!
These are the places we visited virtually this week:
Al-Waha, our home base in Bemidji, Minnesota
Souq Khan al-Khalili, which is a bazaar in Cairo, Egypt
Babylon and other historical sites in Iraq
The dragon’s blood trees in Socotra, an island off the coast of Yemen
Some of the things we learned about at Al-Waha this week:
Cooking: al-maa'quda and Moroccan-style baba ghanouj!
Walking in the Medina:
Family and daily routines:
How to ask and tell someone how you’re doing:
Arab table etiquette:
We learned about all of these things and much more!
We are looking forward to spending another week with our credit villagers and some of our returning one-week villagers, and we will miss the villagers who we won’t get to see again next week! It has been truly a joy to get to know our virtual villagers this past week.
Next week we’ll get to see some new faces, including a couple of guest counselors! There are still a few spaces available in our later one-week sessions, and there is still scholarship funding available for them too. It’s not too late to sign up!
Inshallah we will see you again soon for more fun activities in Arabic!