Travel day: from Casablanca to Rabat. Before I took the train from Casa Port I had a friendly meeting with 20-year old Zirari who is one third business manager, one third student (studying audio-visual production) and one third artist (singer and audio engineer). Impressive guy and someone who knows about lots of stuff like a generalist. With Mohamed and his friends he’s working together on M Power Records (which is part of L’K Wan - that is their umbrella term for everything they’re doing).

Smart, young, wanting to learn, doing business while studying and a good English speaker and listener. Made my day this young blood :)

Zirari also impressed by being on time (even early, like a German). He took it very seriously which again made a big impression on me. This guy save the reputation I had of Moroccans for being late.

In Rabat, I walked through the medina to my hotel (Hotel des Oudaias), one of the fancy ones with a stunning view towards the ocean. I also took some time for extended lunch and a little bit of a walk through the Kasbah, which is an old castle-like building and place. Inside the Kasbah area it was commercial and artsy at the same time. Nice atmosphere. The blue-white houses gave me a little bit of a feeling of Chefchaouen where I had been three years ago. I’m a fan of Chefchaouen!

After lunch and the walking tour (I actually overate with salad niçoise and tacos with fries plus an avocado juice, so I felt slightly „food-sick“), I had a good 3-hour nap followed by close to two-hour cold-calling and contacting session. Did someone say call center? :P

The rest of the evening was dedicate to the day job and writing these lines!


I hope I’ll be able to upload the past 7 days of updates here in Rabat but it seems Internet is also not so super fast in this hotel. A coworking space will (again) be my savior, probably.

Thanks for reading.

I appreciate you.

This was day 21 of 120, I’m validating my 👷‍♂️ startup within 4 months while traveling and working (day job, voiceover). If there’s no market validation until Jun 1, 2019 the startup 🧟‍♂️ dies.

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