Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Well you found my blog. Maybe I send you here, maybe a friend sent you, maybe you found it by accident. Welcome.

As you are almost all aware, my name is Scott McKenzie, and I live in M'ssici Morocco. Its really small and probally not on your map. Its by Alnif. If we had a southeast corner, thats where I would be. Its on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Its hot in the summer, dry, and we have camels. We do not have shifting sand dunes, but we do have frequent sand storms in the afternoon.

I am an Environmental Educator for the Peace Corps. But, as I am finding out that gives a lot of leeway towards other projects that my community needs and wants. I got into the country in March 2006, and will leave around the end of May 2008.

On this blog I hope keep you updated on my activities, and give a first hand account of what Morocco is like. I'm not objective, but I hope to provide balence to all viewpoints. There are many things here that take a lot of us PCVs either by suprise at first or become incredabely bothersome after some time. Most of these are the result of cultural differences, and I hope to make those clearer to you my reader. In theory, writting about them might help me understand them better too.

As a bonus, I am interactive! If you have a question, send it to me. Im happy to answer them. The email is scottmckenzie1980@gmail.com

Also, it is entirely possible that I have missed sending this blog to someone. Or you have a friend
who could benifet from reading. Maybe a prospective PCV. In anycase, please forward the link.

As a quick disclaimer: I do not speak officially for Peace Corps. The thoughts and words contained here are mine, and not theirs. If you read this and in any way thought it was connected to an official publication or stance of the Peace Corps or the American Government then you should re-think this openion, as its wrong. I represent only myself and no other person or entity.


Shane and Kaelyn said...

Love it! We can't wait to read more, mostly because camels are way cooler than anything we have in Jamaica. We will try to think of some questions for you as we are now fascinated with getting the scoop on other Peace Corps posts. Especially to find out if the grass really is greener.

Mike Sheppard said...


I just came across your journal about your adventures in Morocco. I added a link to your page to a database I collected of Peace Corps Journals and blogs:

Worldwide Peace Corps Blog Directory:

Thanks for volunteering with the Peace Corps!

-Mike Sheppard
RPCV / The Gambia (’03-’05)