Browsing (in) Marrakech

Moroccan kids from in a Atlas Mountain village, Morocco.

Another little update, still far from my goal of keeping this blog regularly updated, but for the moment internet is definitely not my priority...apart from today since I'm in Marrakech where I have found this little place called Cafe' du Livre: very much an expats type of eatery, but they have good wi-fi connection that I've been using all morning.

As some of you may know by following my trip on my travel blog, I have had several opportunities to think, ponder, reflect...about my life at present, my traveling around Morocco, and — somewhat more relevant to this blog — my professional future and ideas to make it into something that I can be proud of and happy about.

Peering around the corner in the village of Imilchil, Morocco.

Before leaving London at the beginning of August, I managed to meet up with a journalist and academic that I've always esteemed since working with him back in 2007: Charlie Beckett, the director of London think-tank POLIS. We chatted mainly about my career prospect as a freelance writer and photographer, and, among other things, he pointed out three things that he sees as the only alternatives to make in an increasingly competitive industry:
  1. find a niche market and create a small but consistent client base, or
  2. find a new product that nobody else is doing, or
  3. find an innovative way to do the any of the above.

The last option immediately struck me as the most appealing and feasible, but in the last few days I've been thinking about an idea that will include number 2. and 3., and in some way number 1. as well.

Joyful epiphany and happy days!

For obvious reasons I cannot use this space, at least at this time, to say any more about this little idea of mine: its realisation, crossing fingers, is rather remote in the future, and some serious research work and proposal preparation will have to be undertaken...but I am saying already too much. Farewell.


Magster | Thursday, 11 September, 2008

love your travel blog, dani! I'm so pleased that you're sharing this stuff with us, makes me want to be there too. I'll buy a copy of siddartha asap as I havent read it; 'on the road' by kerouac was my poison as a teenager. also love the shot with the range rover and the tent under the trees. bellisimo!
bon voyage

Alex Masi | Monday, 15 September, 2008

Hi Dani, amazing trip and thank you for keeping us updated. I will see you soon along with Magnus, we ll have lots to talk about. Compliments, best for now, Alex

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