Hammaming with the locals, Marrakech

Today I visited a traditional Moroccan public hammam. None of that take you by the hand, nurture your privacy & bow to westerner bullshit for me! I’m going to wash with the locals! For the most authentic experience we went to the hammam the Moroccan lady in my hostel goes to. One of the members ...

Marrakech

I have spent my first 24 hours in Marrakech ducking & diving snakes, donkeys, motorbikes, monkeys, hecklers & a guy selling weigh ins in the street…. What a vibrant city! The hustle & bustle in the main square is intense! The people are so friendly & warm – although we are quite hesitant as some ...

Forward thinking

28. January 2015 Travel 0
6.15am & I’m stood outside in -7 degree temperatures waiting for my transfer. I’m waiting patiently dressed for my trip to Morocco, not wearing anything remotely ski resort appropriate. 45 minutes later & I have strongly resolved to forward think a little more. Hindsight. I’ve got plenty of that. It’s the finer details in following ...

Celibacy cancelled!

27. January 2015 relationships, romance, sex 1
I have been living somewhat of an undesired celibate lifestyle for the past 9 months. I must strongly stipulate that this has not been through choice. Working at sea for 7 months & not sleeping with the first man I come across have certainly not helped my lonely existence. You can imagine my delight when last ...

Morocco, anybody??

25. January 2015 Morocco, Travel 0
I seem to have taken a diversion before choosing my next path…. In a bid to try to organise my year I have been sucked in by my day dreams & instead I am jetting to Morocco this week for a short break! I have never been & I am super excited! I can’t take all the ...

Lost.

I am lost. I don’t know where to go or what to do next. It looks like I’m staying put in the alps until the end of February but what next??? I have my New Zealand visa patiently waiting to be used… I have been offered 4 jobs but haven’t committed to any & have ...

Taking steps is easy, standing still is hard

20. January 2015 Travel, Travelling 0
My friend has been inspired to travel from my tales of carefree expeditions. She is bombarding me with questions, feeding back her travel ideas & getting caught up in the world of opportunities out there. In the abyss of information & possibilities she cried for help & asked “How do you cope? Does this not scare you?”. ...