What’s the purpose of the blog Bewildered in Morocco?

To help travelers discover the real Morocco, not only the touristy spots.
To help expats with paperwork, finding job, renting and and starting a new life in Morocco, providing them with essential info and tips.
To show Morocco from a foreigner’s perspective to Moroccans.

Many ask me why Morocco?

Because it’s a country of endless possibilities. It’s not a place for people who want an easy life – I love challenges so here I am.  Morocco provides you everything; opportunities, culture shocks and diversity.

Why “Bewildered“?

Morocco is such a  bewildering country.  It is a place where traditions clash with modernity,  luxury houses are built next to slums, a country where you can enjoy the sea, the ocean, mountains, forests and desert. I am bewitched and want to share my experiences, give opinions and help you to understand this country.

Who are my Readers?

 Expats living in Morocco. Moroccan expats living abroad. English-speaking Moroccan youth living in Morocco. Tourists. Backpackers. Journalists. Investors planning to open a company in Morocco. Digital Nomads. Business owners (hotels, Moroccan brands). Travel Bloggers from all over the world. Moroccan and Morocco-based Artists (photographers, painters, graphic designers, writers, designers).

Most of my Readers are aged 18-35 but there are quite a lot of 50+ too! The proportion is more or less even, around half of them are women and the other half are men.

Countries that my Readers are from (the highest number to the lowest):

  1. The United Kingdom
  2. France
  3. Poland
  4. Germany
  5. Holland

 Who am I personally?

Originally from Poland, since 2013 in Morocco. Wanderer since early childhood. Passionate about writing. Professionally, I hold a diploma from UCELTE UW (University Language for English Language Teacher Education). Got a strong background in teaching English, planning events (culture, travel, fashion show, dance workshops). I appreciate beautiful handmade items, love to surround myself with scents and unique things. Nature never stops mesmerizing me, I am in love with forests, lakes and sea. I love teaching, traveling, and writing. Click here to visit my second blog, Bewildered Slavica!
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Handful of information about amazing and mesmerizing, yet full of contradictions, country of Morocco.





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  1. Hallo Monika.
    Ja dostałam twòj kontakt w Rabat od Yussra. Ja jestem pochodzenia z Polski, ale juz od 1978 roku mieszkam w Danii. Tutaj prawie 30 lat pracowałam w healthcare informatics, a obok pracy zawodowej mam hobby, złotnictwo.
    Od stycznia tego roku opuściłam prace i żegluje po świecie. Morocco było juz długo moja wymażona destynacja. Juz miesiac jestem tutaj, stone jachtem w Rabat.
    Myśle, aby moze zostać w Morocco dłużej. Czy możemy sie jakoś skontaktować/spotkac? Masz super blog :-)
    Pozdrawiam Anna

  2. Hi there, my name is Aries from Hong Kong. I am planning to move to morocco after few months for my business plan. Thats why I found you from your blog while I was doing the research process. As u may have some familiar experiences, I am wondering can i ask you a couple of questions?

    i will very appreciate if you could help me 🙂 I am planning do rent a riad and turn it into a hotel in chefchaoune, Morocco. First of all, as i am planning to rent not to buy,and turn it into guesthouse, do u know is it legal to do that?
    u showed how to apply the resident card on the blog. i also found that there are eight different reason u can apply for the resident card. but non of them are belong to self-employed. Do u know is it possible to apply the residenct card under self-employed without opening a company. (cuz i want to turn the riad into hotel, not running a company).

    So under my situation, once I arrive in morocco, What is the first step would you suggest me to do? i am a bit struggle with the registration schedule. Should i rent the hotel first, then go for the resident card, or resident card then hotel renting?
    I am still on the researching stage, so there are many questions to ask. Thank you for your time.

    1. Hello, I know some people who rent riads and turned them into hotels! It is legal, don’t worry:)
      For the carte de sejour (residency permit) yes, you can be self employed. That’s what I did :)

      As for the first step, I can’t say much. I am a EU citizen and with us it is different than Asian citizens. I suggest you check with the embassy of Morocco in Hong Kong! First of all you rent and open a business, and THEN you can apply for residency permit. Never the other way round:)

  3. Dear Friend,
    My name is Nerissa and I am Filipino and Italian. I am an expat, a traveler, and a mother. I have just created a website called http://www.peopleabroad.org to talk about the stories of people that for different reasons live or travel around the world.
    I hope you could contribute with your personal story to this website. I would also appreciate if you can also publish summaries of some of your best articles that are currently on your blog/website also on PeopleAbroad.org (obviously, I will give you credits for your posts). An interview will also be appreciated.
    I thank you for your precious time and, whatever your belief is, I wish you a peaceful time for Christmas.
    All the best,

  4. Bonjour
    Nous sommes un couple CH / DE et j’aimerais vous présenter notre nouveau restaurant LONGTAI à Tanger.
    Nous sommes dans l’avenue Hassan II, 148, Marchan, près du Palais du Roi.

    Nous cuisinons de grands plats asiatiques / fusion. Bien sûr, selon la saison, tout est frais et fait maison.


    Nous serions heureux de coopérer avec vous!
    Si vous êtes intéressé, s’il vous plaît contactez-nous sans obligation de discuter plus de détails.


    Brigitte Rihs Enderli

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