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.
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.