Our original intent was to stay in Malta until the end of November, and then fly back to Vancouver. In living here a few months, we’ve realized a few things:
- We’re not quite ready to go home yet.
- Our clients haven’t abandoned us–in fact, we’ve got more work than we know what to do with.
- There are plenty of other places we’d like to check out. Having gone through the effort of disconnecting ourselves from home, it seems foolish to return so soon. We’re going to ride the travel inertia for a while longer.
So, here’s the latest plan (how do you make God laugh? Make a plan):
- Stay in Malta an extra month, leaving some time between Christmas and New Years.
- Fly to Morocco, visit a couple of places, and ensure that it appeals.
- Assuming that we like it, stay there about three months.
- After Morocco, we may fly home. Or we may not. See the parenthetical idiom above.
In any case, I’ll be flying to Toronto in October and Vancouver in mid-March for speaking gigs.
Where Should We Live?
We’re planning on spending ten or twelve weeks in the country. That will probably be in one location, but we could break it up into two. Where do you think we should live? Early favourites include Marrakesh and the seaside town of Essaouira. First order of business: learn how to pronounce ‘Essaouira’.
A while back I asked about a long weekend destination in Morocco. Now I’m soliciting recommendations for a longer stay. I’m hoping one or more of these Moroccan bloggers will drop by with an opinion: