Wednesday, 20 August 2008

The time in Ouled Mgatel

Recently I discovered that our house is in a different time-zone than the rest of Ouled Mgatel.

Yes.

When it’s 9 in our house (and I think it works for the garden as well…), it’s actually 8 at our neighbors’, and probably in the whole area of Ouled Jamaa.

Now, that explains a lot…. I thought everybody was just late.

But no, they didn’t switch to daylight-saving time, as did the rest of Morocco in last May.

And after all, why would they change ? They don’t have trains to catch, or jobs in the city. They’ve always lived with the sun. Their time is as good as the one used elsewhere.

And I like the idea that I am always one hour early… at least in Ouled Mgatel !


walk these 150 meters, and experience time-travelling…

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Awesome. I have my own private bitterness about daylight savings time. I think it's ridiculous.