By Shefa Ali
Will I consider my time locked up in hotel quarantine one of the best experiences in my life? Absolutely not. Was it awful.? No, not at all. Would I do it again? I would, without any hesitation at all, do it again, if it meant being able to travel to visit family members.
I really hope this column can help someone who wants to travel right now, but finds themselves hesitating, because of the idea of being isolated in hotel quarantine for 7 days. I felt exactly the same. I must confess that the decision of travelling at this time is always a tough one to take, just for knowing I will be required to stay locked up in a hotel room for 7 nights. Despite all the uncertainty I had about whether to go to Morocco or not, I decided just to let my heart guide me, and before I knew it, we were on a plane to Casablanca.
One of the essential things to consider for anyone who is designing a hotel quarantine plan, I would look for a place where you will be comfortable. In our case we chose La Cigale hotel, in the middle of town. It made a huge difference for me being able to look through the window and see life and movement happening outside, it was my way to keep connected with the external world.
If you have the option to choose a suite rather than just a bedroom, I totally recommend it. That way if you have to work while you are in quarantine you can do so comfortably. Sitting on a bed or using a chair which doesn’t have a table in front of it is not ideal for spending hours on your laptop.
The most important part of quarantine survival for me was to create a daily routine. That's what kept me going and helped the days go faster; you will feel productive and motivated. Try to create a comprehensive, complete and integral routine that fulfils all human aspects, from spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical. Also, use your time wisely, maybe to learn something new, maybe editing or videography skills. Take a new book with you if you are an avid reader. Most important of all, get in touch daily with family or friends and exercise your gratitude muscle, even from the most minimum detail of your day.Last updated: June 02 2021 11:26 PM
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