About

My name is Mandy, a Canadian living in Marrakech, Morocco. Back in 2011 I decided to swap Canadian public service life for a five-month stint in Marrakech where I planned to learn French before returning to the public service. Thankfully I’ve not had to return just yet. I’m growing my public relations agency Say Something Communication with a focus on arts and culture, tourism and corporate clients; and my Tasting Marrakech food and cultural tours. When I’m not working on a project or event in Marrakech, you’ll find me freelance writing for magazines, attending one of the festivals throughout Morocco, travelling, relaxing at one of my favourite cafes/bars, or listening to one of my favourite podcasts.

With travel, arts and culture in my DNA, I blog about Marrakech and the kingdom and the life of a solopreneur and explorer in Morocco. Throw in the odd blog post about travels abroad and lifestyle decisions, because after all, this little blog started when I decided to make the move. So check back often for updates from the life of a curious solopreneur in Marrakech.

Why Morocco?

In June 2010 I travelled to Morocco and had the trip of a lifetime. The people, the music, the food, the landscapes, the sights and sounds and the lifestyle have inspired me to return.  So in January 2011, I arrived with two bags.  No job. No apartment. But things have a way of working themselves out and for the most part I love it.

Proof that things will also work themselves out if you are following your dreams!

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: A lot can happen in a year « Why Morocco

  2. Wow, love love your reasons for moving and taking the plunge. Im off there this weekend for the first time to this part of Morocco. I know I too will fall in love and be scheming how to stay…alas Im a mother so more complicate but nevertheless a most beautiful dream… How are things for you now?

    • Thanks for your kind comments. Things are wonderful. Of course there are the ups and downs, but yet I continue to stay. I hope you love the hustle and bustle, sights and sounds and magic that continues to amaze me.

  3. I found your blog randomly. I’m Japanese girl who studied at national university in japan.
    I gonna go to morocco in the end of August. So I searched about Moroccan women for my research, I found your blog! I’m interested in your article. And if your schedule allows, can I see and hear about morocco in Marrakech? I know it’s sudden, but I don’t have a chance that I will go to morocco. So I wanna hear and see as many women as possible. I’m glad to get your answer. Thanks.
    Sincerely

  4. Interesting for us to read as we are currently living in Esso – we certainly didn’t know we could go “out” dancing here (we’ll check it out), but we are keeping the fish market in business. I’ve been writing a bit about the whole experience; maybe you’ll enjoy – it’s a bit different style I guess: medinasolitaire.blogspot.com

  5. Hi Mindy,
    I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I recently applied for a job in Morocco and having a hard time with my decision. I’m excited to read through your blog and learn more about your thoughts and experiences!

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