The bus trip to the south was lovely. It arrived on time. I had an assigned seat and luckily it was the right at the front of the bus. Front row seats for the entire drive. Perfect. It was all going so well until it got dark. Without the benefit of the passing scenery and … Continue reading Road to Ouarzazate
I came to Marrakech to look for opportunity. I have some ideas. Some work is being done. When the time comes all will be revealed. But in the meantime, when you are looking for opportunity, you can't sit in your apartment waiting for a knock on the door. You have to go out and look … Continue reading A Journey of 1,000 Miles Begins at the Bus Station
By nature and by professional training I am a greeter. I make eye contact and smile. I have a keen sense of what is going on around me and I notice things, small details, repetition (the same person or car going by in the same day for example). I say Hello as I pass by … Continue reading To See or Not To See
As I sit here working away this morning (at my patio desk because its currently the only table I own for working in a proper seated position), it occurs to me that many of you are interested in some of the more mundane daily challenges that I am running into. Many of you travel frequently … Continue reading Strange and New
So I found an apartment on Wednesday! Well. An apartment was found for me. So theres that. But still. DOM I CILE. I am very excited to be establishing my life in Morocco. Its been a notable week that’s for sure. I wish I could go on about the challenges that I have had to … Continue reading Horseshoes and Berbers
Subtitled : "Why I will wait at least another week before I try my hand at driving." One of the things I found really interesting on my first visit to Marrakech was the traffic. Well, let's back up a minute. My first introduction to Morocco was in Casablanca. Big city, business and industry and the … Continue reading Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
"You are very welcome to Morocco" say all the locals. Now that I am here it's time to find a place to rest my head. Having been here for under one week I am confident that I can pen this comprehensive guide to conducting a search for housing. Buckle up and for goodness sake pay … Continue reading The Offical Guide to Apartment Hunting in Marrakech
On my third day in town I slept until noon. I am trying to adjust to the new time but not very hard. I had been on the phone the night before until quite late and then couldn't sleep so it was a later morning. And I felt awful. Really awful. I obviously missed breakfast … Continue reading Me? A Fugitive from Justice?
It is really different when you arrive in a place with the intention of setting up a life instead of staying for a few weeks. Getting here was really uneventful. Got to the airport in a snow storm, spent all my time checking my luggage through to RAK and therefore kissed my Nexus card (AGAIN) … Continue reading Go Big or Go …wait! This IS Home.
My suitcases are packed and sitting in the dining room. I have emptied and cleaned 99.5% of all my cupboards and cabinets. A few errands tomorrow, last trip to the gym, a shot in the arm (some sort of vaccine), and finish my taxes. Then it's all over but the crying. Wow. Two and half … Continue reading Won’t Be Long Now