Morocco is a land of adventure, glamour, and mystery.
It feels European, African, and Arabian, all at the same time. It’s a travel friendly country but with a hint of danger around the edges. The cities revolve around traditions and are steeped in history, but are still moving with modern times. Basically, Morocco is an intoxicating blend of deserts, mountains, beaches, cities, poverty, and luxury.
Visiting Morocco is a dream for many and I was fortunate to touch down on Moroccan soil back in 2016. After a few days in the bustling Marrakech Medina, I travelled to the Atlantic Coast for a week in the small surf town of Taghazout. Marrakech was exciting and crazy, everything I imagined it to be. Taghazout was quaint and welcoming, but blighted by pollution and unfinished construction.
The trip was a mixture of ups and downs and ten days were not enough. The first few days were a whirlwind of new sights, smells, and sounds. Then, just as I felt like I was getting to know Morocco, it was time to leave.
A return trip has been well overdue, which is why I will be returning in May for a few days in Marrakech. I can already feel the warm air and picture the view across the city from the top of a riad as the sun goes down. It can’t come quick enough, but for now, check out one of my favourite bloggers, The Viennese Girl, for some wanderlust-inducing photographs of beautiful Marrakech.
Have you been to Marrakech? Feel free to comment below with any tips.