With its fusion of Arabic, Spanish, French and African culture, the kingdom of Morocco enthrals travellers from the moment they set foot on its dusty ground. There is simply nowhere like it. Travelling in Morocco is a sweaty, dusty, hectic, life-affirming experience….
We both grew up in France before coming to study in the United States. I am from Paris and Elodie is from Bordeaux. We met while we were in college, seven years ago. Our college was relatively small so we ran into each other a lot during the first year, but without really talking or interacting. Then one day, at the end of our first year, we randomly sat down next to each other in the courtyard and started chatting.
We first met in fifth form at Wentworth College – Ryan was being introduced to our English class and someone needed to take him to science, so being super kind I volunteered. We quickly became friends and then he asked me out at a party one night – and I said no! Then spent the following three weeks was wishing he would ask me again… Luckily our school ball came around and he asked me – that was nine years ago. Ryan would say I chased him.
I was on a round-the-world trip in 2010 and found myself working in a small hospital in Harlow, Essex, England. Stacey also happened to working at the same small hospital. Luck would have it that we became neighbours, and then housemates, and then roommates. I convinced Stacey to return to Australia with me. The rest is history!