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Morocco, The "Al Hababi" family

posted Nov 28, 2010, 8:38 PM by Beatriz Posada   [ updated May 27, 2012, 11:13 AM ]
    I spent 2 weeks living with this family that goes by Alhabibi as their last name. They are the most welcoming people, loving, completely genuine, humble.. I can't even stop describing how much living with this family change my life. I learned that happiness is relative to knowledge, and wealth and material things won't bring you closer to experiencing life to the fullest. Living with them I had to forget everything I had known as "comfort", they had no toilet, no shower (it was a tent with a bucket of water), no running water, no electricity, etc. They lived synched with nature, the cycle of the sun determined when to wake up, and when to go to sleep. Their livelihood is fully dependent on nature, animals give them food and in return they feed and care for them. The young girl that repeatedly appears holding her baby happened to be my age, and it just made me realize how people around the world experience life in completely different ways.

sharing milk with the calf and with the whole family


Osama and Fatima Zahra



Girl my age



donkey ride



getting water from the river



playing around



just like any big brother



inside of their house



inside the kitchen w grandma



Fatima was feeling a bit sick







beautiful landscapes



shower in the back, looks like a tent



grandpa at lunch



skinning a sheep



grandpa takes care of the killing since he's the eldest of the house



women help out in all aspects



removing the skin from the head to serve it with cous cous



traditional way of seating, there are no chairs



taking care of Fatima



beautiful portraits






braided intestines for dinner



getting the skewers ready



applying some "kohl" to look pretty



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