Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

It's Christmas time once again and this also marks the end of our first year living in Marrakech. This has truly been an amzing year filled with new experiences, lots of adventures and fun. We have met so many great new friends and also enjoyed visits of our friends and families from Sweden.

It's Christmas time

We have travelled from South to North in the beautiful Kingdom of Morocco. We have gazed at stars in the Sahara desert, trekked over the Atlas mountains snowy peaks, surfed and swimmed in the ocean, visited vinyards, olive groves, saffron farms and so many beautiful cities (Casablanca, Tangier, Fes, Rabat, Meknes, Chefchauen, El Jadida, Mirleft and Essaouira just to mention a few). We keep falling deeper in love with Morocco and are for sure under the magical spell of Marrakech.

Deck the halls
During this year we have invested a lot of time and resources in Project Soar, that works to empower girls in Morocco, we have started up our communications agency Red City PR, we are working on the next TedX Talks in Marrakech and try to support the Marrakech Biennale 6th edition. We have also studied Arabic and French as well as continued with board assignments and support for the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Sweden. It's been a busy and fun year and of course we want to stay on for 2016 and see how things develope. We are convinced this exciting adventure will continue and that great things will happen.

We also decorate our sculls for Christmas here in Marrakech
2015 was unfortunatley also a very uncertain and unstable year with wars, terror, refugees and humanitarian crisis in many corners of our world. Morocco is luckily at this point classified as a safe place, safer than many European countries in fact. The security here is very high and many religions and beliefs have lived side by side for centuaries so we hope for more understanding, tolerence and better co-existance all over the globe in the year to come.

The weather has been AMAZING in December! This is where you find us some days after the gym.

A small Christmas tree in the entrance of our place, Riad Arabe ("JUL"="Christmas" in Swedish)
Our great friends Annelie and Stefan have arrived and we are spending Christmas toghether. The weather is amazing, sunny and 25 C. We spend the holidays on roof terraces and  swim in the pools. We have enjoyed some great dinners and fun times here. For New Years we go back to Stockholm and will check in on our weekend house in the archipelago for the first time in a almost a year.

Hanging out with great friends Annelie and Stefan over Christmas


Disco, the dachshund, wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

Peace & love,