"Sea-sing" the Day: Students Enjoy a Beach Trip to Asilah

AALIM students know how to travel! We spent our Saturday in one of the quaint beach cities in Morocco to swim in the crystal blue water, play soccer on the beach, ride camels before the ocean, eat fresh seafood, and meander through the narrow alleyways of Asilah.

Streets of Asilah

Streets of Asilah

Students were eager to find the ocean upon arriving in Asilah. We quickly ran through the old city (with a brief stop to listen to Gnoawa music) and found this stunning view of the ocean. We made our down the stairs and found our spot on the beach, where we swam for hours.

Beaches of Asilah

Beaches of Asilah

Students Hina Uddin and Alex Yung enjoy a camel ride on the beach.

Students Hina Uddin and Alex Yung enjoy a camel ride on the beach.

Marzouga meets Asilah! We were surprised to find camels in northern Morocco; nonetheless, many of us took advantage of this unique opportunity. Hina and Alex truly had the time of their lives on their first-ever camel ride.  

Students smile before one of the many beautiful doors in Asilah.

Students smile before one of the many beautiful doors in Asilah.

Seafood paella

Seafood paella

We ended our day with dinner at a seafood restaurant. It was delicious and a day well-spent.