I realized I haven’t posted much about my time in Morocco – which is crazy. It was one of the most colorful, relaxing, adventurous trips I have ever taken! Among other things, it was my first-ever trip to Africa. As I’m trying to stay loyal to 6-year old Sarah’s proudly proclaimed life goal of “visiting every continent,” adding this new continent to the list was a big deal! (V important life goal bc other aged 6 life goal to “drink every type of beer in the world,” is now unachievable as alas I am now gluten free but also beer’s gross??)
I made a video of my trip, but I also have some great stories and advice from our week in Marrakech. I’ll be posting about Morocco over the next few weeks so stay tuned! For now, enjoy these moments from a week in Morocco…
^ first riad, Dar Zaman
^ the souk
^we were obsessed with these smoothies in the souks
^rainy breakfast at DarZaman
^ little Dan
^ streets of Marrakech near souks
^ driving through the Atlas Mountains
^ little Dan again
^ Sahara desert
^dancing around the fire with Berber nomads
^sunrise mint tea
^Moulay & Rodriguez (our faithful camels)
^ selfie with Moulay
^ it was a really long drive…
^sunset streets of Marrakech near square
^view from dinner listening to prayer call
^non alcoholic mojito #muslimcountry
^a stork nesting in castle ruins
^man dipping his hand in a fountain in a mosque (view from outside)
Have you ever been to Africa? Morocco? Marrakech? What did you think of it?
nice photos!cute camel selife:)
All about the camel selfies 😉
We spent ten days in Morocco early this year and loved it! We didn’t get to Ouzoud waterfalls though, but we’ll be back again in January. Great photos!
Omg, I’m so jealous you are heading back there so soon!!! I think I dream about it more and more each day. When I get the chance to go back I really want to see the blue city. What cities are you traveling to?
We want to go to Chefchaouen as well, but not sure we can on this trip. We’re hosting a retreat in Essaouira, so that’s why we’re back so soon. Still planning itinerary for other places to visit. We did a desert tour with i go as well! It was Soooo cold in the desert at night, but we had a blast ringing in the new year around the fire with Berber drumming!
Oh lovely, what kind of retreat? I wanted to go to Essaouira from Marrakech when we visited but we ended up taking it easy and drinking gallons of tea in Marrakech instead haha. Yeah I think that fire drumming was one of my absolute favorite parts of the trip 🙂
The trip to Essaouira we took by SupraTours coach, and it took us a little over three hours, although it it’s only supposed to take 2.5hrs. We fell in love with the city, and wished we’d stayed longer than two days. After the amazing craziness of Marrakech and desert trekking it was great to get to the coast. It’s super laid back, and people are so friendly in the medina. In terms of the retreat, it’s a creative entrepreneur retreat for content creators. All about a nice escape in a luxe villa by the coast, with cool people, great food (private chef), intense workshops, and time to create some kick ass content plans for 2017.
I’ve recently booked flights to go to Morocco in March! It will be my first time visiting and your beautiful photos have made me soo excited to go!! It looks such a magical place. Do you have any tips on arranging a desert tour? I was thinking of just making our own way to Merzouga then sorting out a 2 night desert trip from there
You lucky!!! Are you going to Marrakech? I have a post (look under blog > travel > africa > morocco) with my top secret tips for Marrakech. Definitely check out the company “i go morocco” – it’s an authentic moroccan company that leads tours for cheaper than you will find ANYWHERE else online – and better prices than most people can bargain to in the souks. I wouldn’t recommend going straight to the desert because most tours are driven from a bigger city – there are lots of scams about so I would be careful!
Thanks! I’ll definitely check out your post. I will also look into ‘I go morocco’ , it’s just we wanted to explore the Atlas Mountains and areas surrounding the desert without being on a tour. We will be careful though and look into it 🙂 thanks
looks amazing! I’d love to visit Morocco one day 🙂 love all the patterns and the desert looks amazing! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip 🙂
Aw thanks for the read! You definitely should – it was really the trip of a lifetime, and so unlike any place I’d traveled to in Europe or the Americas before. And the food!!! I’ll definitely be posting some throwback posts over the next month 🙂
Gorgeous! I’m a bit jealous – we just had four days in Marrakesh, so no time to head out to the mountains. Looks beautiful! https://www.ashleysheets.com/2016/10/10/finding-chaos-and-calm-in-marrakech/
Yeah there’s so much to do in the city you could definitely just stay there the whole time!
Amazing photos! I really want to go to Morocco it looks so colourful 🙂
It was super colorful – especially in Jardin Majorelle!
Thank you for sharing all of this! Your photos are so stunning and make me want to book a trip so bad! The camel selfie is the best too!
Hahaha yes I was all about the camel selfie…limited myself to only posting one lol. I hope you get a chance to go soon!!
Marocco is on my radar for a while now, and I am crazy to go there as soon as possible. Your pictures are so beautiful, and made me want to take the next flight there. One of my friends said also that was an amazing trip, one of the best. Can’t wait to experience it.
I replied your comment about your Zurich. And I’m also following your blog on bloglovin, I liked here and want to read more about your adventures.
Have a nice weekend!
Your photos are so beautiful – particularly those from the desert! I wish I had read this post before we booked our trip … I might have organized it a little differently!
I’m off to Morocco in Febraury and I already can’t wait but now after seeing your beatiful pictures I’m really really hyped. February can’t come soon enough!!!
Have so much fun!! I’m sure that’s a good month to go in – not too hot!