How are you coping with changes caused by the pandemic? Are you needing a new job, career, adventure, life? Meet Kate Woods of MoroccoBespoke.com. In 2014 each of us flew from empty nests--hers in Melbourne, Australia, mine in Nashville, Tennessee-- and landed in Marrakech, Morocco. She’s still there. Learn how she and other expats are coping with lockdown, a curfew, and closed borders since March 16. If you’ve fallen under Morocco’s spell, relive the magic. If you haven’t been yet, learn why it has such allure and meet us there Summer 2021. Whatever your dream is, Kate will inspire you to chase it! Music Credits: Carole Edwards, "Come and Run Away with Me," Chris Haugen, "Casablanca Caravan," Dan Lebowitz, "Mysteries" To watch the Skype interview with photos go here. Photo Credits: Cindy McCain and Kate Woods
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How are you coping with changes caused by the pandemic? Are you needing a new job, career, adventure? Maybe even a new life? In this episode of Travel People, I talk with Kate Woods of Morocco Bespoke. In 2014 each of us flew from empty nests--hers in Melbourne, Australia, mine in Nashville, Tennessee-- and landed in Marrakech, Morocco. She is still there. Learn how she and other expats are coping with lockdown, a curfew, and closed borders since March 16. You’ll be inspired by her tips for reinvention and travel in her backyard and across the globe.
If you’ve fallen under Morocco’s spell, relive the magic with us. If you have not been yet, learn why--especially for empty nesters--it has such allure. Whatever your #nextstep or new adventure , we are here to cheer you on! And we would love to see you in Morocco in Summer 2021! https://southerngirlgoneglobal.com/2019/02/15/morocco-retreat/
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0:00 Series Intro. Come Run Away with Me by Carole Edwards
Photography by Cindy and Kate Woods
4:15 Meet Kate Woods, nurse and mother of three now leading tours across Morocco and traveling the world.
5:00 Lockdown in the Kingdom, Closed Borders, Life in Limbo
12:20 Effect on Tourism
13:40 How She’s Coping with the Community She Loves There
17:06 Rooftop Life
18:42 How Safe is Marrakech?
20:30 Why and How Kate Made a New Life, Maria Chalkia of Riad Mur Akush
22:20 Was Reinventing Herself Worth the Risk?
23:20 Alexandra Richards of Riad Emberiza Sahari
25:00 Why Women Move to Morocco
28.03 Other Riads I've Enjoyed; Riad History and Design; Expat Investments
Riad Papillon (I stayed in Riad Star/visited Papillon--same owners.)
Riad Dar Kleta
33:45 How We Bonded as Moms
36:22 Janane Tamsna on Mother’s Day
39:58 Mule Trekking and Lunch in Berber Village
42:29 Movies Made in Morocco
43:25 Morocco Bespoke Tours
48:55 Missing My Morocco
50:35 Brunch at The Selman
52:10 Our First Trip to Casblanca: Russian Embassy and Rick’s Place
54:00 Trip North to Meknes, Moulay Idriss, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Asilah, Tétouan , Tangier
58:12 New York City Reunion
1:00:19 Kate's Trip to Nashville
1:03:10 Kate’s Travels to India, Italy, Athens, Croatia, Bruges, Amsterdam, Paris
1:06:52 Advice on Life and Travel
1:13:30 Closing Credits
Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org and Cindy at email@example.com