So the first article from the Moroccan series is Essaouira, a lovely coastal town south of Morocco that has a clear french influence in its architecture but which retains a truly Moroccan flavor, Berberish at its core. http://hubpages.com/hub/ESSAOUIRA-Top-Destination-in-Morocco
I find that the really good part of being "trapped" in Planet Earth, and the one that makes me want to jump!, is that we get the chance to explore the many wonders and awe striking phenomena of nature -which can sometimes really bring tears to my eyes and move me in very special transcendental ways- plus, we have the benefit of having at our disposal an immense array of human production, from architecture to gastronomy, from design to literature, every aesthetic manifestation of our great creative potential; art in its different forms can occasionally have that divine little thing that makes me feel flabbergasted, touched or even changed. I hope to share some of the "God on Earth" practical experiences that I've collected during my travels through this humble blog.
31 mar. 2011
I must admit that I had not given much credit to my personal experiences before, and even less to the ones having to do with my leisure or amateur-ish/hobby-ish activities like travel. Before 2011, when I went on a trip I just cataloged it as "vacation: that fun, non-curricular stuff you do in your time off that nobody would be interested in but me". I thought that the images I stored in my head would enrich me -and only me- forever, and no one else. But lately I figured that precisely traveling is what I have been doing for the most part during the last years and that IS my passion, that IS the field in which I would like to engage professionally and that for one reason or another it just hasn´t happened. I just didn't conceive this as a way of living all though it certainly is the one thing I most enjoy (along with everything that has to do with food). I also realized that I had all this information, experiences and beautiful photographs that are actually of value. Instead of letting them rest in the back of my head and closet till the end of time, I decided to start sharing them with whomever is interested and re-explore all my accumulated data. In doing so, I am happily building a relationship with the love of my life in a more explicit way and on a day to day basis.
So now I have started. My first steps have to do with a one month trip I made with my sister and her then boyfriend Cesar, to the unbeknown land of Morocco. Our first adventure into Africa, into an Arab speaking country and into the Muslim world. Our first time in a radically different culture. Our first trip together. It was a very strong, intense month with emotions covering all the tone scale, from the utmost exhilaration and joy to the apprehension that such a foreign world can sometimes cause you. The truth is we laughed till we dropped and we had an unforgettable time together, that is the reason why I chose this particular trip to launch my new project. My premiere input has been writing a series of articles with the most relevant and enjoyable places we visited.