About

My name is Mandy, I’m a Canadian living in Marrakech, Morocco. Back in 2011 I decided to swap Canadian public employee life for a five-month stint in Marrakech where I planned to learn French before returning to the public service. I was only 29 at the time, had graduated PR school a few years previous, I loved (and still love) working in PR and I had (and still have) the best friends a girl could ask for, but my 9 to 5 just wasn’t enough. So I set off for Morocco thinking I’d be back after I had a dose of colour and excitement in Marrakech.

But things don’t always turn out as planned.

I’m mid-thirties. And still here. I’m growing my public relations agency Say Something Communication with a focus on arts and culture, tourism and lifestyles clients; and meeting the most amazing guests on my private and bespoke Tasting Marrakech food and cultural tours. I also love writing for magazines and newspapers and have contributed toEvening Standard, Independent, Lonely Planet and Brownbook among others. When I’m not working on a project or event in Marrakech, you’ll find me attending one of the many festivals throughout Morocco, travelling, relaxing at one of my favourite cafes/bars, or listening to one of my preferred 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.

12 thoughts on “About

  1. 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?

    1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. Hi

    I’m another person glad to have stumbled on your blog.
    I’ll be arriving in Marrakesh on Nov 19, for about a month, with no fixed return date (yet).

    Could you please send me the email and phone for the travel agent from Marrakesh in your first episode?

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