UB Around the Globe
Giordana Segneri, M.A. ’10, toured Morocco for eight days in December 2010, visiting such famous locales as the seaside city of Casablanca and the ocher-colored whirlwind of Marrakech. She also spent time in Fez, in Erfoud on the edge of the Sahara desert and in Ouarzazate, Morocco’s movie capital. Not far from Ouarzazate, she spent the morning (and sported her UB gear) at Aït Ben Haddou, a ksar—or fortified city—that features kasbahs, or fortified homes with courtyards. Aït Ben Haddou was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987 and has been featured in films like 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator in 2000.
“Morocco is unlike anywhere I’ve ever been,” says Segneri, who is the manager of college communications at the University of Baltimore. “The landscapes range from lush to lunar, the food is excellent and in the colorful kasbahs and souks—the markets—you can get lost, wandering for hours. I’d go back in an instant.”
Have you traveled abroad recently and snapped a photo of yourself proudly sporting your UB gear? Email your photos or send them to the UB Office of Alumni Relations, 1130 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. (And next time you head overseas, don't forget to wear your UB apparel.)