Morocco, United States, Hannah Sta discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
And did that for six years, you know, which is about five years more than I thought I was going to. Okay. So interesting. Yeah. That was my thought is what what did you go intending to do which sounds like a year? And then what made you stay in the small town in Morocco for six years the yes, so originally I thought I'd use it as a stepping-stone for teaching. So I'd kind of teach year here year their income at work my way around the world doing that. That was my idea going into it. But going back to that that idea of liking myself in London liking the challenge of this environment. I really liked that in Morocco in are really like the challenge of on the weekend. Trying to go to the weekend market to get my vegetables, you know, that for me was a blast like every week in new coq what's gonna happen this week in, you know, something done just getting around. It was always it's always a little chaotic. It's always a little, you know, like a little difficult. For me in a good way. I like places that are a little bit difficult. I think in some ways some of that could be language some of it's just Hannah STA living. It's not something. You're accustomed to. I talked to good friend of mine. Who's been in Morocco? He's born and raised in New York in Morocco since the seventies not Not young. as longtime, and he goes back and forth. You know, he's up in Europe a lot goes back to the US. But one thing he he said to me stuck off said a he finds the US just too sterile. Like, everything's just so clean. I jam with that, you know, I did that entirely. I'm like, yes. It is a little to Cleveland for like that issue. You know, what's interesting to me when you say that like, I wasn't even thinking cleanliness as much as I like when when you're in south East Asia in Thailand areas like this. We just can do what you want, and that's not to say in a bad way. But you know, like, you're on a street, and there's not really like lanes on the street. Everyone kind of follows their own little air. But then when I'm in the US, obviously, you driving down the street, you're driving in your lane. And you're in like he'd just take a motorbike zoom around people's zoom around you it works. And I missed that sometime. This idea that I'm just I'm just going to do what I need to do or what I wanna do within certain nor moral norms. But I'm not being like everything is in so cookie cutter. Boom, boom, boom. Yeah. I got that the thing, you know, the driving to the same. You know, I tell people are driven in like southeast Asia driving Morocco BSN's, you know, it's a it's a. Save idea. Just like the lane is more of a guidance in a rule. Yeah. What then brought you. Okay. So you're Morocco for six years. Then you move from this four thousand person Moroccan town to Paris, which obviously so we'll talk about the shock or if you experience cold shock. But what what was it that brought you to Paris then? That's my wife. She had. So at the university wasn't bit of a decision for us because of the university. I was tenured in a way, you know, the closest thing to have. But I have a guaranteed job for life there. I'm teaching English literature and composition as far as teaching goes. I'm doing about the best I'm ever gonna do. Good salary. And all that stuff to four months vacation can argue with that. Even even someone who loves travel as a hard time arguing with that. You're like. Good. And then. Yeah. So my wife owed Morocco enforce some wife is from tanger-..