After 37 days, and 840km, I finally made it to Santiago, Spain. It was an absolutely awesome experience that I highly recommend.
My original plan was to continue walking, doing the Portugal coastal El Camino Santiago Route backwards (all the routes are meant to lead to Santiago), wanting to explore Portugal while on my way to Morocco, but plans changed a bit.
I heard from multiple solo female world travelers that Morocco, of all the places they have been, is definitely not a place to go as a woman alone. Accepting this, I was hoping to meet someone while in Spain to join me in Morocco.
Well as I often say, Life is miraculous if you expect and allow it to be. During the Spain walk a friend who every now and then messages me saying “Were in the world is Cher?”, came with me to Morocco 😊
I flew from Santiago, Spain to meet him in Lisbon, Portugal, and going to Marrakesh, Morocco from there. Due to his schedule, I had to skip exploring Portugal, except for beautiful Lisbon, but I will be back for sure… what an enticing country it is.
We visited the four Imperial cities of Morocco: Marrakesh, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and some other places like Casablanca, the blue city of Chefshouen, Tangier and the magical mountainous waterfalls of Ras El Ma.
We stayed in the Madina of each place, which is the historical center/old city. It is there where all your senses are aroused, and you are taken back in time exploring the colorful shops, enjoying a cup of traditional mint tea, playing with the snake charmers, listening to tribal street music, watching the artisans produce handmade crafts that their family has been making from generation to generation, while winding your way through what seems to be the never-ending streets of historical homes and shops. The Madina of Fes, which was established in the eighth century and is home to the world’s oldest University, has over one thousand streets lined with merchants. Fes is considered the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco.
When I travel to different places, I usually don’t have a feeling of need or desire to return -- but with Morocco, I would not hesitate to go back.
THANK YOU MOROCCCO FOR BEING YOU
“OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO.” – DR. SEUSS
Cher was born into a family of metaphysicians, which allowed her innate nature for questioning reality the freedom to explore. She started traveling the world at age 17 to engage with different perspectives of spirituality and Mind/Body Medicine... with her home base being Honolulu Hawaii. At 25 she had her first child and started her private practice as a Mind/Body/Spirit Educator, Therapist. She also owned a Yoga School, founded a Divorce Center for Women, and was the founder of a Re-programming Center for Women and Children. Now she is an empty nester, she is devoting the next phase of her life to travel the world and connect with as many people as possible - sharing her love and gratitude for life, our planet, all beings, and all that exists.