Sunday, 3 February 2008

Finally, a play ground!

One thing I've always complained about is that there are no places for the kids to play, neither in my home town or in Tetuán. Kids play soccer or hide and seek in the middle of the streets between the parked cars. And the traffic is really crazy around these parts of the world...

Well, FINALLY there's a playground in Tetuán. It's the first one of its' kind and I hope there will be more. It has been open for a few weeks and it's always CROWDED! The kids go really crazy because most of them have never even seen a play ground before.

There are several guards and gardeners working in the park. I guess that's the only way to keep the park nice, because without the guards the park would be trashed in a matter of minutes. :-( Moroccans still have a long way to go before they learn to respect the environment.

There's even a place for the kids to breakdance. Yes, it seems breakdance is back in fashion. Or maybe it never stopped being the dance of the young people around here. I think it's great that the kids dance in the street, instead of doing a lot of stupid stuff. There is way too much stupid things going on here, like drugs and alcohol and so on. And when it comes to breakdance money and nice clothes don't really matter and that's a way for the street kids to get a few moments of fame and maybe a way to get back to a more "normalized" way of life.


Milehimama said...

We don't have any playgrounds or even sidewalks around here - and I live in a fair sized American town! We do at least have a yard, though.

Thanks for linking to me!