The original idea behind this website, back in 2012, was to share my love of Morocco with anyone who is willing to open themselves to the sights, sounds, history, culture, crafts, cuisine and hospitality of this country. While I lived there, I was the only person blogging in Essaouira, about Essaouira, in English. I still haven’t found another blog with as much local expertise and content specifically on Essaouira as this one.
This website has served as a window on Essaouira and a portal to further information and advice. I have answered tens, if not hundreds, of queries from my readers on travelling, volunteering, and doing business in Morocco. I have done this, not for profit, but in order to share my love of Morocco. Many of those tips I shared are now compiled in my e-guide, a percentage of the proceeds from which help local kids from precarious family backgrounds. I am grateful to every one of my readers for their interest and engagement – in my blog and in Morocco as a country. maroc-o-phile.com also serves as a portfolio of original writing about my experiences in and impressions of Morocco. However, as my life enters a new chapter, one which is based more in Scotland than in Morocco, the website will also undergo some changes, so watch this space!
I am still happy to help you where I can if you have questions about travelling to Essaouira, although, I am now based most of the year in another festival city, Edinburgh in Scotland. Armed with solid academic research and personal practical experience, I am now ready to take my interest in Morocco to the next level as I develop a consultancy service to share not only my love of Morocco, but my extensive expertise on the Kingdom, to the benefit of organisations in the public, private, non-profit and educational sectors.
If you would like any further information, please get in touch via:
info [at] maroc-o-phile [dot] com
Ultimately, I hope that you too will become a maroc-o-phile!