Morocco. North Africa.
We’ve been here before. This time we will see it through new eyes.
Since my first trip back in 2017 I haven’t quite been able to stay away.
So vivid, alive – its landscapes, winding cities and warm-hearted people. The place is crazy! In the heat, the bustling medina; weaving in and out of buyers and sellers. Dappled shade. Steaming, sugary teas. Echoing yells in a plethora of language. Golden sunsets winking over verdant canyons. I love that no one can really guess where I’m from… a fact I luxuriate in as I move around, bob and weave, cool cotton flowing about my body.
Last year I spent about six weeks or so in Morocco, over a couple of trips. During the first I decided to change things up and document my stay with more video clips than photography, unlike before. You see, being me as I am, I decided to launch my entire medication bag in a bin in London before the journey even began, deciding to go it ‘solo’ – free – and in faith… which was pretty terrifying! I did, however, think it would make good material for a little series of video diaries. Ever the martyr for my art.
When you’ve had doctors filling your mind for half your life with ‘you musts‘ and ‘you needs‘ and ‘you can’ts‘ it’s pretty hard to loosen the forceps and make a break. But rather than lying in bed at home feeling blue, I chose Morocco as the place I’d take my chance… hardly the easiest of places at times, let me assure you.
But what a journey it was!
Health is no joke and those of you who have indeed been following my story will know I have had many battles of my own… still, I’m not dead. There’s life yet flooding these veins, these bones fortify, a lifetime of tales fill this brain and where there’s more life, always life, I’m seeking it, forever sniffing out my next fix.
Life is a drug for me. The only one I will not give up on.
Here is my first little travel film, for you, detailing my journey from London, through various Moroccan cities, and all the ups and downs along the way…
Thank you for watching.
We are all sacred birds.
See you in the sky!