8 days 10 hours 40 minutes
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans” Woody Allen. I don’t seem to learn my lesson, but the good part is that I am still trying.
In 8 days I will be travelling to Morocco for 21 days and I have to say that I’m going nuts. I have had some drawbacks that have completely changed my itinerary and being the control freak that I am (I’m kind of freaking out). As my friends tell me this is an adventure, they keep saying it’s my dream come true and I will try to make the most out of it.
My flight details have not changed I bought 2 different flights one in JetBlue and the other in Royal Air Maroc. My journey will start very early next Friday, because my flight leaves at 6am. I will leave Santiago, Dominican Republic (where I live) to my next stop in New York City (my favorite city <3); I will have a layover of 10 hours, during which I can’t go outside of the JFK Airport. Due to the fact everything is you know kind of far and I will be losing almost 2 hours to go to The City and I need to be back at the airport at 3pm. So that means that I will just have like 3 hours to enjoy New York and that’s not enough. I decided that I would stay at the airport, and have 10 wonderful hours to explore Terminal 1, where my departure will take place. I have a direct flight from New York to Casablanca, which lasts 8 hours.
Last month I was reading an article about jet lag and how to avoid feeling that way when you travel long distances, that’s why I am planning on sleeping during most of my flight. I will arrive to Casablanca at 6am (the local time there. In New York will be 1am and in my home country will be 2am). In order to accomplish that I need to sleep during my flight (one sleeping pill = 8 hours of dreams), set my watch to the time of my destination as soon as I begin my flight.
When I arrive to Casablanca one of the first things I will be doing is to get a Sim Card for my iPhone in order to have Internet and be able to communicate with my loved ones. Part of my plan was to spend most of my time in Rabat the capital of Morocco and travel to different cities, but as things have changed, I will be in Casablanca during most of my trip. My plans so far are: visit Marrakech, Chefchaouen, Fez, Rabat and Essaouira. I might add more cities to my trip, but I’m not sure yet. I have had and I will probably still have some drawbacks, but I am going to stop worrying about making everything perfect, because this is an adventure and I am going to let God make the plans for this journey that will start in a few days.