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So thankful for to have finally set foot in this land of beauty and contrast. Everything happens in its right time as they say. Morocco wasn’t meant to be 10 or 15 years ago. I needed to climb some peaks and swim some waters to get exhausted and learn to be still while taking everything in. And boy did I stay still in watching as life went by for everyday Moroccans, be it in the desert or the medinas, in taking all its flavors in, and while watching the sun, the moon, and the stars over its skies. Allow me to share this most valuable experience over the coming posts. But first let me give credit where it’s due
Apart from the beauty of the land and its people, it was the Berbers who left their indelible mark on me. We are in consensus that finally we’ve met a group of people more genuinely hospitable than us Filipinos. It is that kind that is borne out of hardship, hardship that obliges you to share whatever richness, or lack thereof, the land has to offer, not out of expectation for some great reward but as an expression of oneness with humanity, no matter how different our colors or creed are; we look at the same stars after all
To Hassan, Mhammad, and Said, please come to our side of the world and let us show you our brand of hospitality. Thank you for welcoming us to your family
To Aisha, the Superwoman nomadic Berber, I’m still in awe of your strength and fortitude. I could never ever be half the woman you are.
If only most people would be like you, the word “want” would be expunged from the dictionary and we would all live in peace and harmony
To Adam, the hotelier extraordinaire, keep that smile on your face and continue honing your craft. Your eternal positivity and realism—“trust no one”—kept us alive through those dark and narrow alleys of your city
And last but not the least, special thanks to Ibrahim, a most humble and well-educated travel guide, for restoring my faith in the goodness of man. Brahim, indeed it is the depth of mind and purity of heart that matters. Inshallah we will meet again. morocco travelmorocco marvelousmoroccotours nomadiclife travelernotatourist