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An Expat Talks about Living in Al Hocemia , Morocco

Jun 01, 2016

An expat in Al Hocemia briefly discusses his difficulty in connecting with other expats in this city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Al Hocemia

How long have you lived there?

4 months

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

I know of none.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

As a black American I have never disrespected but I know no one outside of my wife. I do not speak either Arabic or French so I'm unable to have any conversations with anyone outside of my wife. I have not seen any other American living in Al Hocemia. But I'm still hoping to meet other people and hopefully some Americans.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Not sure.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

I think that people here are family oriented and are deep into there culture.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Think it over fully.

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Comments about this Report

Sep 14, 2016 23:09

Blessings to you and yours. Has it gotten any better?

Mar 21, 2018 15:07

Up until JUNE 10th I lived in AlHoceima and I am African American and I neither speak Arabic or French. But I enjoyed living there and did not have and outside friends other than my wife. I’m leaving Minnesota next week and heading to Fez. Please feel free to contact me.

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