After almost two month of silence, I will write a short overview of my experiences since end of September.
At the end of September, I went to Marrakech with my Janitor Hassan, his wife Fatna and their little daughter Hind to visit Fatna’s family. It was an awesome trip with great weather, a lot of traditional food and really much cultural impressions.
We slept in a quite big traditional house in the desert made of adobe. The family was very hospital, they prepared a lot to eat, most of the food was homegrown. The butter and bread, the olive-oil, milk and nearly everything for the Tagines.
Together with Hassan and two brothers of Fatna, we went to a traditional market, a souk, at saturday morning. In the afternoon we where going to Ourika to visit the great waterfalls, but unfortunately our car didn’t made it the whole way and we had to return quite before the waterfalls… In the evening, I was invited to a traditional moroccan wedding.
Unfortunately I got a very bad diarrhea after this wonderful weekend. It was so bad, that I had to go to a hospital, where they injected me antibiotics and about 1.5 liter liquids. After 5 days, everything got back to normal then.
Mid of October, I visited Dubai and met there with some of my old golleagues from gateProtect for an exhibition. Dubai itself is nothing I would recommend for holidays, it is by far not that exciting as one might think.
Anyway, it was a very intensive experience, mainly work-intensive. Very impressing was that big tower there, the Burj Khalifa.
The last but one week, my dear friends Jule and Peter from Hamburg visited me. We spent two days in and around Marrakech, made it to the waterfalls in Ourika (finally) and then drove to Rabat via Beni Mellal with Hassan. Here, we visited Rabat and Temara and unfortunately I got another bad meal which took me down for more than two days. Because of that, I wasn’t able to take my planned trip to Teheran which I will do later.