Building a life in Morocco

Things are happening in Morocco for me. I have to admit that at themoment, I am pleasantly surprised by the speed with which things are happening. My friend Jessica just showed me a great apartment in the Casbah with two bedrooms, view of the river, sundeck, kitchen, and toilet which I will try to negotiate for around 600 MAD per month. About $100.

My new friend Hassan is trying to help me and Hanane to find jobs and so far our marriage paperwork si moving forward. It’s a bit disheartening to watch Fatima and Lionel’s progress as they encounter one block after another. Yesterday, the big man had to pay double taxi fare because of his size, he had to pay nearly 400 dollars to have his papers translated and they are rushing from here to there to here to there. It nearly brought him to tears.

But for me, I am hopeful. Yesterday, I paid the 300 MAD to become an official Muslim, it doesn’t count until yuo pay the money I guess. So officially, my Muslim name is Yassine. Religion is such a sham. Don’t get me wrong, I’m deeply spiritual, but religion, it’s about the money.

Hanane and I are fighting like cats and dogs. We’ll see what is in store for us. Maybe it is meant to be, maybe not. But, I am here and waiting to see what the big creator has in store while I put together this life. And maybe my illness is not as bad as it was, certainly last night it got much worse but I’m hoping that was the last hurrah of this damn flu in my body.


Vago Damitio

Damitio  (@vagodamitio) is the Editor-in-Chief for Vagobond. Life is good. You can also find him on Google+ and at Facebook

2 thoughts on “Building a life in Morocco

  • February 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Never a dull moment, eh?

    What does Yassine mean?

  • February 23, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Yassine refers to a chapter of the Q’uran known as the heart of the Q’uran. The name comes from the two arabic letters denoting the chapter Ya and Seen (Y and S approximately) In other words, the name almost transliterates as Yes! Fuck Yes!

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