Monday, 15 August 2011

Holiday in Morocco!

This time last week I had just returned from holiday in North Africa, Marrakech to be precise!  My parents went for their anniversary a few years ago and loved it, so we decided it would be an adventure and perfect for our summer holiday this year!

Week 1;
We stayed in a Riad in the centre of Marrakech which was crazy.  It was over 40 degrees, the food (lamb and prune/chicken and lemon tagines with couscous) was incredible, the souks were mind-blowing – it was crazily busy, with donkeys, motorbikes, and cars trying to squeeze down tiny lanes, little kittens everywhere, beautiful crafts; bags, slippers, jewellery, lanterns in the shops… the atmosphere was incredible (I will never moan at how busy Oxford Street is again!). 
The Riad we stayed in (Riad Afrika) was perfect; we had a woman cook us breakfast (traditional Moroccan pancakes) every morning, as well as a roof terrace, plunge pool in the courtyard, and en suite bedrooms.  We also spent a few hours in Yves Saint Laurent’s garden (Majorelle Garden) which was beautiful and very relaxing.

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The souks in the Medina

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A gorgeous lantern shop and a view of the main square.

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Me being vain on our roof terrace – just look at that view!

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Posing next to a cactus in YSL’s garden and being a tourist with my sister and her boyfriend.

Week 2;
The second week was heaven on earth.  Honestly, I have never been anywhere so relaxing, peaceful and beautiful (except maybe The Blue Mountains in Aus!).  We rented a cute Kasbah just outside of Marrakesh (which looked like a sandcastle!), where we had a massive swimming pool all to ourselves, as well as pet peacocks, bunnies, chickens and goats running around.  We also found a scorpion in our bath one day and a praying mantis on our sun lounger the next!  All I did was read, sunbath (with spf50!), swim and feed the peacocks and bunnies, the perfect second part to the holiday.

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Feeding pet peacock next to the pool.
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The Sandcastle Kasbah we stayed in, and me admiring the bunnies!

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Awwwhhhh!!

I would really recommend visiting Morocco to everyone, it was a great adventure and I definitely want to visit again in a few years.  Next time I want to climb the Atlas Mountains and take more spending money (and a bigger suitcase) so I can decorate my bedroom with lanterns, tassels and gorgeous ornaments.

Have you ever been to Morocco?  Where is your favourite holiday destination?

xxxx

21 comments:

  1. Wow! Looks amazing! I have never been but def considering it! xo

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  2. Awww wow, It looks amazing, we always go to ether Spain of Florida, but I would love to go to lots of other places. I would go to Morocco just to see the bunny's :-) so cute.

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  3. Looks like such an amazing place! Those bunnies are the cutest!
    xx


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  4. Ive never been there...would love to go one time :o)

    Those rabbits are the cutest rabbits ever!!!

    Hope your well.

    nats. xx
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  5. Wow, I would love to visit Morocco!
    Funnily enough, one of my (very) distant relatives was Talitha Getty who was dubbed the 'queen of Morocco' and was friends with Mick Jagger, Ysl, Diane von Furstenburg and the rest of the Marrackech crew! Cool eh?! Haha, shame it's very distant!

    xxx

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  6. My parents are morroccan so I've been there a lot. Marrakech is truly magical. Glad you had a good time.

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  7. My favourite holiday destination is Orlando Florida as there so much to do and I love theme parks.

    I've never been to Morocco and it's never been a place that particularly intrested me but those cute little bunnies could change my mind.

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  8. looks like such an incredible holiday!
    ps. i know from another post you want to cut your hair, but don't! it's so beautiful and long!

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  9. Morocco is such a beautiful country. I spent a month there a years ago and still think of it all the time! I visited Marrakech, Agadir, Asilah, Tangier, and Meknes. I loved seeing your photos! And the bunnies - squee! <3

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  10. Always wnated to go to Morocco! And seeing all these pics makes me want to go even more xx :o)

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  11. I love morocco, i went to Agadir when i was 17 and never wanted leave! xx

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  12. ohhhh so cute gosh! hi i'm from Portugal kiss

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  13. oh my god!!!!peacock is so beautiful!

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  14. bunny looks adorable :)) i found moroccan people rude when i went there. my fav place is maldives expect the insects and other animals :)

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  15. Awesome to see your site. Keep up the great work. Thanks for all you could do.Lets stay in touch.
    Morocco Holidays

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  16. yeah My country is just amazing, you're welcome anytime you want ( come visit my home city Agadir) :) you have a nice blog by the way

    Jamila de blog : http://missbeautymorocco.blogspot.com/

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  17. Awesome blog. It looks like amazing places. After see your images and reading your holiday experience. I want to go in Morocco. It is a nice country for visiting. I must visit in this country after complete my cherry blossom tours. I am going this tour with my family to enjoy the spring season. It is a festival and presents the beauty of God.

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  18. Im going to Marrakesh in a couple of weeks time, just wondering did you have any problems with your blonde hair and showing shoulders and knees?

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  19. Im going to Marrakech in a couple of weeks time, just wondering if you had any problems with your blonde hair and showing shoulders?

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  20. Nice place to spend holidays with family.After long stressful life i think every one should plan morocco holidays.Thank for this post.

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