The Pink City of Morocco, the Daughter of the Desert

Marrakesh has many nicknames. Two are in the title.
The first one, less known (the usual one is 'The Red City' due to some of its buildings' color) refers to the actual color of virtually every building in town, even new construction, due to the color of the plaster. The pink color is never too light and never too solid. It's soft if the sun doesn't shine and it's warm and full if hit by sunlight.
The second nickname is romantic and recalls images in my mind now that I visited it.

I am happy I visited a new city. I am happy I visited a new country. I am happy I visited a new continent.
But this is not just to tick some boxes. I am happy because I've extensively traveled Europe and the USA, and therefore nothing ever seemed extremely different from something I have visited before. I love Europe and the USA, but I am happy I visited something that is out of anything that can have familiar view.

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Adventures to Come

I have one adventure per month starting in March. Exciting!
Stephanie and I have idea, events, opportunities, wishes, dreams we want to follow, chase, seek and create. We have a nice list of destinations and trips ahead.

First of all, and adventure, for me, is linked to traveling, but other exciting things are happening at the same time.
Sonderers is going live on March 1st, for example! The team is working hard and we are enjoying it quite a bit. I know I do.
David keeps writing and might have an interesting new things happening soon... but let's wait to see if it's confirmed.
Stephanie is creating and networking and working a lot and she has some pretty cool things coming up too, both on her personal side and with her Beauty Archaeology.

But going back to traveling... well well well, I am stoked to think of what is coming next!
Morocco in March!
Ireland or Scotland in April!
Malta in may!
Jerusalem in June!
These are adventure that are exciting on a personal level and they will bring great nw content for my photography.

Also, I would like to have a peculiar side for each trip.
Example, in March in Morocco we'll be hosted by our friend Ahmed.
In Jerusalem, I'll go around with my brother who used to live there, as well as I would like a specific spiritual and physical endeavor.
I have few ideas, and I'll post them when the time is ripe, which means before or after or while I am traveling.

I am particularly stoked because most of the times I will be traveling with somebody who has lived the place and I will see the more personal, original side of the place and the people.

End of Year Thoughts

The Sonderers are working hard because in January we are going to go live!

All of us write will participate in articles, but I am happy to be involved in the photography aspect of the project, because my focus and my strength is in photography.
I will definitely be issuing photo essays but I do like writing, so what I will be publishing will depend on the inspiration ad the material I have.

I haven't moved too much from September to now (which is only four months) but I have a lot of travel plans for the first part of next year!
Many trips will be shorter ones, long-weekends type of thing. Since I am back to Europe, it's easy to find deals and travel across the continent - and to Africa or the Middle east too, why not - in few hours.
France, Israel are just two on the list. I won't be jumping around like a pinball, but I'll move a bit and I also will be having some trips within England, even just in the Midlands.
The trips in England will be sports related too, because I plan to compete, race even more next year!

In 2015 I think I had up to 10 races, but they were mostly in Summer or late Spring.
Next year I am going to compete year long and I am going to have pool swim races again. Last year I had only one (if) and I miss them. Plus, they add one more reason to travel to new places!

I like to write and think of what I am leaving behind, while I keep creative, active, productive - I keep dreaming!

Un passo indietro, poi sempre avanti.