Morocco

مغربي aka Marruecos

[I apologize for the excess photos but there were too many favorites! Hopefully you’ll enjoy them as much as I do]

Sooooo.. About a month ago, Lenny and I took a trip to Morocco. Morocco?! Why Morocco?! Well, back in 2009, Lenny and I went to Tangier for a day trip. Tangier to Morocco is like Tijuana to Mexico. Of course we loved Tangier so we decided to sniff and investigate Morocco more in-depth. After doing extensive research between going with Discover Sevilla or We Love Spain, we opted to go with We Love Spain and do the Sahara Desert Adventure. For €390, we got:

4 nights in bitchin’ hotels
1 night sleeping in tents in the Sahara Desert
Breakfast and dinner
Transportation from Malaga to all the destinations in Morocco
Guided tours throughout the 6 days
I’m going to break down our trip by the cities we visited. Hopefully the pictures will do Morocco justice and give you the desire to visit this fascinating country.

  • Chefchaouen, meaning “horn” in Berber, is a popular place to visit because it’s close to Tangier and Ceuta. Famous for its blue buildings, the Marroquís built their buildings blue because it keeps the city cool during the hottest weather.

Things we saw on our way to Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen

  • Fes is the second largest city of Morocco with about 1 million people. Fes el Bali (the old, walled city pictured below) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Fes has been called the “Mecca of the West” and the “Athens of Africa”.

Fes

Mosque in Fes

Dirhams and our muy chingon hotel

Artisian store

Oldest university in the Arabic world and some hardworking donkeys

The tannery where all the leather gets made

Panoramic views and a wizard!

  • The Sahara Desert (Erfoud, Rissani, Merzouga) is the second largest desert. To make it easier to visual, it’s almost as big as Europe or the United States. These cities are destinations for filmmakers because, obvs, it’s gorgeous. Famous movies like The Mummy, Prince of Persia and Sex and the City were filmed right where we stayed.

Pretty rivers and mountains with snow on the way to the desert

Little towns along the way to Erfoud

Getting ready for our 4×4 adventure

Our cute tents for the freezing night!

Jumping off the sand dunes and chillin’ with the camels

Humming along to Aladdin while riding the camels after the sunrise. Also, my camel had a nose ring!

Monkeys and more monkeys on the Atlas Mountains!

  • Meknes used to be the capital of Morocco before it changed to Marrakech.
  • Asilah is like a summer beach resort with juicy apartments right by the beach.

Gorgeous Asilah

Some Moroccan food

All in all, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to find that Morocco wasn’t just sand and camels. Morocco had sand, camels, monkeys, mountains, river, snow, and etc. that made our experience greater and expanded our knowledge of Morocco so much more.

Categories: Morocco, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: