Cool jazz on a hot night

It would almost be appropriate to take a break up north to cool down this year, but as luck would have it, we ended up in Morocco.

Sitting on a rooftop patio and listening to dulcet jazz tones wafting through the air sets the mood for our first night in Chefchaouen.

We managed to figure out the ferry schedules and find our way from Gibraltar to Tangier where we took a taxi for two hours to our hotel.

What is always impressive about Morocco is that, on the king’s orders, an immense amount of respect is paid to tourists.

If you look like you just arrived in town and could benefit from some advice, a friendly official or policeman will walk over and guide you to your destination.

Once we were settled in, navigating the narrow covered walkways of the medina became the first mission, along with identifying possible rug traders who could help us find the perfect match for our home project.

For now, I will simply sit calm, knowing that a busy week of travel is behind me and for the next three days, I can immerse myself in my wife's company, wonderful tagines, afternoon naps and endless sunsets.

Despite that, I still, look forward to coming home to Canada next week.

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Mark has been an entrepreneur for over forty years. His experience spans many commercial sectors and aspects of business. He was one of the youngest people to be appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Sales and Marketing Management before he left the UK in 1988.

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