Sooo…Looks like this is the formal part, the part where I need to talk about myself and why I do this.. Better said: Why do I live far away from home, in an Islamic country and why do I do what I do
(First let me apologize for my English grammar mistakes, I’m really trying my best to avoid them 🙂 )
Well, my family and friends call me Nadine, by now I’m already 31 years old, a native German from the north west of good old Germany and I live for many years abroad. Right now about 3 years in Morocco, first in Marrakesh and now in this paradise on earth on the sea site, calls Essaouira….
Yes, good question : What brought me to live abroad and how do I make money?
Everything started years ago, actually 29 years ago when my family used to travel every year about 2 to 3 times to different parts of the world and I always loved it, cried rivers when I had to go back home….
When I turned 18 I started to go on trips on my own. Alanya in Turkey was the first country where I lived, where I made my first real exotic “contact” with a world far away from home.
A world with total different views of life, culture and religion in parallel to wild beach parties, alcohol and experiencing first true friendships and more great age related adventures 🙂 There, in Turkey I finished my international studies as Translator (From German and English to Turkish and Kurdish) and got my first real job abroad with the military and headed to Afghanistan and Iraq. ( Yes, call me crazy, I think I kinda was in certain ways, but what a ride…..)
Today I’m an international Translator and Journalist, writing about different religions, intercultural communication and beliefs. I still travel a lot to different countries and work on different projects.
I call Morocco my base of freedom and balance, the place where I can be myself, where I can do what I like, live how I want, where I can enjoy life, where nobody judge me and where people are still simple…. In Marrakesh where I lived about 2 years I explored the real life with the locals, work and all ups and downs as you can imagine, saw all the negative and also positive sites of the culture. It taught me a lot and changed my life to the better, making me appreciate a simple way of life, ways of understanding how I can live easier, in peace and happiness with myself and of course with others. Marrakesh taught me the good and the bad, it taught me that I dont need a lot to be happy, that a life with limited material things has its part of enjoyment, appreciating the meaning of real friendships and honest people. I met lots of people from all corners of the world and started a help organization to support the poor families in the Moroccan mountains. Marrakesh made me more greatful and my life simple.
Now I live in Essaouira, in my opinion the paradise on earth…A special place in my heart…A beautiful little town on the ocean site with lots of spirit and freedom, everything I missed before. Here I see happy people, happy with their own limited comfort. Im working here on different projects with locals, write about amazing encounters and persons and enjoy my life with great friends on my site, easy and simple…
Please feel free to contact me at any time and if you ever plan to come to Morocco than please come and visit me here. Feel free and stay at my place, be a part of my projects and enjoy the city.