Morocco, Morocco, Morocco

So this blog is officially overdue by at least 3 to 4 weeks. I have let life and my general laziness get the better of me. But alas, I am here now and absolutely ready to share a few photos and some stories from our time spent in the culturally diverse and absurdly photogenic Morocco.

Rhett and I based ourselves in the fourth largest city and arguably the main tourism hub of North Africa, Marrakech for 5 nights. As we only had a few days up our sleeves, we made the quick decision to spend the majority of our time in the one city, wanting to give Rhett and myself the best opportunity to immerse ourselves in the city and culture. Unfortunately, as it turned out, we actually only managed to scratch the surface. But what an incredible surface it was.

After a fairly trying transit from Spain to Morocco via Ryanair, at approx. 6 pm on the 28th of December, Rhett and I checked into the outrageously beautiful and meticulously designed, IG-famous Riad Yasmine. This little Riad (aka traditional Moroccan house) with its pretty turquoise-green pool and stunning forest paintings has been featured countlessly by many world renowned bloggers such as @GypseaLust and @OhhCouture. And as you can see, rightfully so.

Before I get too carried away, I should probably preface that Rhett and I did treat ourselves to a 5 star luxury stay in Morocco and therefore checked into the very boho-chic Terrasse Agafay suite where we were spoiled with our own private terrace, indulgent breakfasts and 3 course dinners (oh my god, the lamb tagine atop of fresh couscous is simply ah-maz-ing!). The photos pretty much speak for themselves but if you couldn’t already tell, Rhett and I enjoyed our stay immensely.

On our second day in Marrakech, Rhett and I decided to invest in a private half-day walking tour around Marrakech and more notably, the Medina (city section made up of many narrow, maze-like streets) and the Souks (main marketplace). Whilst we were quietly confident that we would’ve been fine to explore the city ourselves, it proved really comforting to have a knowledgeable guide helping us navigate through the intricate alleyways and small pockets that’ve been known to challenge even the savviest and worldly of travellers. All-in-all, it was money well spent and Abdul (our guide) was lovely, very informative and friendly.

Now, if you were to ask me what my fondest memory from our whole entire Moroccan experience, it would have to be the night Rhett and I spent glamping in the Agafay Desert with Scarebo Camp. This experience deserves an entire post dedicated to itself, one that I will surely make time to write up shortly. But until then, simply put, our night at the camp was incredible.

And whilst our one night stay in the ‘superior mauve suite’, 2 x private transfers and couples camel ride was, albeit, rather expensive, if the camp hadn’t been completely booked out, Rhett and I probably would have paid to stay the extra night.

After breakfast the next morning which – mind you – was enjoyed within a charming oriental styled tent surrounded by unobstructed views of snow-capped mountains, Rhett and I headed back to Marrakech to check into our next and final Riad.

For the last leg of our trip, we chose to stay at Riad Palacio De Las Espacias. A mouthful, I know. Truth be told, I would have loved, loved to have returned to Riad Yasmine but as it was New Year’s Eve, they were completely booked out and had been for months prior.

Nevertheless, Riad Palacio De Las Espacias was great. Charming in an old-world colonial way with its aqua green colourway and touches of traditional Moroccan finishings. A definite highlight of mine was the rustic Berber tent situated rather haphazardly on the roof-top where Rhett and I enjoyed one-too-many mint teas and seven-too-many desserts.

It goes without saying that by the 4th day, I was thoroughly enjoying myself, getting to explore one colourful Riad after another.

Our last few days were pretty chill, borderline unproductive. I don’t think Rhett and I did too much aside from the odd occasion we went looking for food, or souvenirs, or the bathroom. But to finish off this post, here are a few more photos from our last days walking through Marrakech. I would have to enthusiastically recommend, to all those who find themselves in Morocco, to try the Atay Café and Jardine Restaurant. Oh my heavens, the food was incredible.

To sum it up, my 5 nights and 6 days in Morocco proved one-of-a-kind, a special adventure and one I didn’t quite expect. I have no doubt in my mind that Rhett and I will return, especially since I have already chosen our next Riads (hehe), Riad Jardine Secret and El Fenn.

Linda (06.02.2018)

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18 Comments

  1. February 6, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Lovely post! Your photos are amazing!!! 🖤

    • February 10, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Haha, thank very, very much! 🖤

  2. February 7, 2018 / 9:05 am

    such pretty photos of a pretty place with a pretty face! 🙂

    • February 10, 2018 / 8:27 am

      Awe. And such pretty words from a pretty reader! 🙂

  3. February 7, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    Imagine that, going on a honeymoon to Marrakech, and then NOT spending the entire time blogging! What is this world coming to? Still, gorgeous photos, and hopefully it was as relaxing as it seemed from the pix and commentary, after the hustle and bustle of the wedding. Onward to the rest of 2018 in marital bliss!

    • February 10, 2018 / 8:29 am

      I know – and I actually felt guilty for not sharing more of it! Haha!
      It was pretty magical though! I highly recommend if you ever get the chance 🖤

      Thank you lovely – It was definitely a relief to get to the desert camp after the chaos of 2017.

  4. February 7, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Would love to experience glamping! What an amazing experience in the middle of the desert with those camels. 😉

    • February 10, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Absolutely would recommend! And would definitely do it again myself! 🙂

  5. February 8, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Exquisite photos of Morocco and you both, Linda. I did not expect any less and you delivered. xx

    • February 10, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Hahah! Thanks lovely! You are much, much too sweet! 🖤 🖤

  6. February 10, 2018 / 8:59 am

    This post was so beautiful, both in pictures and the memories you made 🙂 All the colours of Morocco look amazing 😍

    • February 17, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I hope you’ve been doing well gorgeous girl! ❣️ and yes, you will have to put Morocco on your bucket list. It was absolutely incredible! 😘

  7. February 13, 2018 / 3:58 am

    What an enchanting place! Great photos!

    • February 18, 2018 / 6:38 am

      Thanks Janet! It really was a magical place. ☺️

  8. March 11, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Wonderful country thank you for reminding me places of my childhood.

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