AUGUSTO PERALTA, ARGENTINA

Well Madrid was my first stop for my trip and was my first volunteer stuff I did short time like 2 month the night here is incredible, the people, the places that you can know. It’s very common to Argentina, the buildings the architecture

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When I got to Marrakech, I arrived at night and I was a little scared because I have a hostel in la Medina and it was like the poor part, similar to the poor part in Argentina. I was scared because in Argentina it’s dangerous. And I arrived with my carryon, and the wheels made a loud noise in the street and three guys confront me and asked me where I was going and I say “I’m okay, I have my map here, don’t worry, it’s okay, it’s okay, don’t worry” And they go “No man, that way is closed, you can’t go there”. So I had to go with them and I was a little scared and they say “Where are you from?” and I said “Argentina” and they say “Yes, ok, ok, let’s go”.

I was following them, and I don’t remember what we were talking about, but I do remember them saying “Don’t worry man, don’t be scared, this what we do, this is our job”. I thought I was going to get robbed or something like that, and I didn’t!

I arrived at the hostel in the dark, no lights at all, and they stayed like 50 meters before the entrance of the hostel and they said “Alright the hostel is there” And then I said “No, it’s not there, it’s too dark” And they say “No, it’s there, it’s there”. And I said “Ok thank you”. And they “No, no, wait you have to give us money”. “Wait, I don’t have nothing”. “It’s our work, you have to give us something”. So I give them coins and they say “No, paper”. But I gave them 7 euros and I arrived at the hostel…

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