Poem: The Art of Liberation / The Liberation of Art

“The pain of the past Carved in our hearts The faces we lost In the midst of the chaos History is the pain We evolved from & unchained Yet, we still wonder Can we survive our future Because, time is fragile Doesn’t always heal, is not agile At least togetherness remains Like a bright rose…

Bittersweet, Eager & Apprehensive

When I look back to 2018, from beginning to end, I feel conflicted. There is as much good as bad. As much growth as failure. As much happiness as sorrow. I won’t lie, I’m not ending the year in the best note, even if it started amazingly (I was having a great time in Senegal!). For the last few weeks, I have been in a very strange place, trying to make crucial decisions whilst dealing with very mixed thoughts and emotions. And, 2019 might be as conflicting: for now, I just know it is going to be a very challenging…

Year Abroad in Rabat Part 5. Tangier & Tarifa

Tangier, 2018 (including pictures of the Hotel Mamora). Tarifa, 2018. Short Travel Diary: Tangier & Tarifa  My second trip, whilst in Morocco, took place in April, and it was a bit longer than the previous one. I left for Tangier from Rabat by bus, and as soon as I arrived on the afternoon, I checked…

Year Abroad In Rabat Part. 4 Ceuta & Tétouan

Ceuta,  November 2017. Tétouan, November 2017 (including pictures of the hotel Riad Dalia). Short Travel Diary: Ceuta & Tétouan  Whilst living in Morocco, though I didn’t travel as much as I could have had, I did spend time in other places aside from Rabat. On November 2017, I went on a trip to Tétouan (Northern Morocco)…

Year Abroad in Rabat Part 3. My Rigid & Structured Self

I’m a person who struggles with change. In particular, the change whose outcome I can’t predict or foresee. It frustrates me a lot not knowing where I’m going, or what I’m doing with enough time to plan and prepare ahead. I’m an excessively structured person, very task-oriented. I’m all about rules, lists, agendas and schedules.…