Monday, December 15, 2014

The beauty of Morocco, and of this big, wonderful world. And about the philosophies behind a Travelife.

Shopping in a souvenir store in Meekness
last June, living a Travelife

Today at the Travelife Magazine office, living a Travelife, I was busy almost the entire time curating my photos of Morocco from two trips for an upcoming article in our magazine.

I was in Morocco on holiday for two happy weeks last June, you see.

With some of our Travelife Magazine readers and friends
at the lovely Palais Amani in Fes last November,
living a Travelife

And then, last November, I went on a Travelife to Morocco with a wonderful group of readers and friends. Boy, was that fun.

I really enjoyed both trips, and this second trip enabled me to see so many things I'd seen last June in an entirely different light. Plus, I'd gotten a ton of shopping done.


WHAT PHOTOGRAPHS
CAN MAKE YOU REALIZE

I took this self-portrait with the help of a mirror
at the presidential suite of the Villa des Orangers in Marrakech

Looking at my Morocco trip photos carefully for the first time, I have to say that tears welled up in my eyes as I was looking at them for several reasons.

LIVING IN THE PRESENT,
TAKING TIME TO APPRECIATE EVERYTHING

First, I felt once again what a beautiful country Morocco is.

And then it came to my mind how I almost missed this very beauty because I got caught up in other things and influences happening at the same time.

Portrait with a mirror,
also at the Villa des Orangers in Marrakech,
living a Travelife

I resolved right then and there to always be focused on the present, and on what is in front of me, and to find beauty in everything, because this is really the only way to live life and enjoy it.

Or at least, it's the way to live a Travelife, in my opinion.

Make sure you get our February-March 2015 issue with a special feature on Morocco, by the way. Or better yet, join us for a Travelife to Morocco from April 17 to 25.

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ROOM TO EXPLORE, LEARN AND GROW

Second, I realised there should be no room for jadedness in life. Or at least, not in a Travelife.

A Travelife is all about living life to the fullest with lots of appreciation and few complaints.

We live in such a big, wonderful and varied world, and no person can ever possibly grasp its depth fully. There is always room for discovery, curiosity, wonder and excitement.

SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO

I don't care how many places you've been to and what you've seen and done.

The world is way bigger than anything you and I have experienced, and I personally want to see, understand and experience as much of it as I possibly can. 

Again, that's a Travelife for you.

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Third, I realised for the nth time just how wonderful our world is, in spite of all its complications and in spite of human frailties and problems.

The world is just waiting to be experienced and explored, so if you get a chance to do so, make sure you don't miss the opportunity.

In other words, live a Travelife, if you can, and while you can.

Shopping for ingredients to cook a tagine
with our hotel cook in Fes, last June





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