Two weeks ago, February 12, I flew up to Norwalk to meet Khalid, his staff, to see his office, and to explore the area. Since my visit, we’ve been in mild negotiations, which concluded when he returned from a business trip to Morocco.
Khalid is Moroccan and offers several free online services for Moroccan’s who have relocated to the US, like the website Wafin. It is likely that I’ll have the opportunity to make a trip to Morocco some time during my career with GMG. Here are some quick facts about Morocco
- Full country name: Kingdom of Morocco
- Area: 447,000 sq km
- Population: 29 million
- Capital city: Rabat
- People: 55% Arab, 44% Berber, 0.7% foreigners
- Languages: Arabic (officially) with Berber dialects, as well as French, Spanish and English.
- Religion: 98% Muslim, 1% Christian, 1% Jew
- Government: Constitutional monarchy
- King: King Mohammed VI
- Prime Minister: Abderrahmane El Youssoufi
Speaking of facts, I should also shed some light on Norwalk, for I’ll be moving there by April 1. Located 50 miles from downtown New York, NY, it will take an hour and 20 minutes to drive between the two cities under normal traffic. There are train stations in Norwalk, so I should be able to use public transportation if I choose.
Here are a few links to websites that provide some more information about the area:
- Norwalk, Connecticut U.S.
Norwalk, CT community site, includes local merchants and weather.
- South Norwalk (SoNo)
Restaurants, bars, shops, attractions, and events in the historic South Norwalk area.
- Norwalk Transit District
Public transportation services in Norwalk.
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
- Norwalk City Hall
Norwalk CT Government, Living in Norwalk, Norwalk Tourism & History, and events.
Stay tuned, for I’m sure I’ll keep you posted as things develop.