“Why would you want to go there?”. A question I’m always asked when I share my travel plans with friends and family. Morocco has been on my bucket list for ages and it has finally become a reality. The Sahara desert is the main reason why I have wanted to travel to Morocco. Camel trekking and watching the Sahara sunset has always been a dream of mine. Morocco is utterly and undeniably beautiful; the people are friendly and the many sceneries are second to none.
Our Riad in Marrakech
A Riad is a traditional Moroccan home.Staying in a Riad rather than a hotel is a fantastic and authentic experience. We had a magical stay at Riad Puchka. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a Moroccan mint tea which signifies hospitality in Morocco. I was stunned by the beauty of the place. Beautiful rooms and decorations. An oasis within the hustle and bustle of Medina; the Riad is a 15-minute walk to the main square. Throughout our time there, the staff were all so very nice and accommodating.
We stayed in Marrakech a beautiful city rich in culture and history. The city oozes charm, from moroccan architecture, intricate mosaic tiles , to stunning lanterns and carpets. Below were the places we visited in Marrakech.
If you´re keen to haggle, if you don´t mind getting lost in a maze and if you can cope with all the hustle and bustle then this market is for you. The souk contains many different stalls to shop in. A very nice place to buy souvenirs and other random knick knacks, however, it´s always important to keep your wits about you.
Ben Youssef Madrasa
An ancient Islamic School with stunning, traditional architecture.
stripe skirt (similar) ( Get here)
An incredibly beautiful palace that was built in the 19th century. A must visit for anyone who is interested in history and beauty.
Off-shoulder dress in pastel pink ( get here )
An enchanting garden for cactus lovers located outside the walls of Medina. The edifice was designed by the french artist Jaques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s. Since 1980 the garden has been owned by Yves Saint Laurent.
This is the main mosque in the Medina surrounded by a beautiful garden. Unfortunately, non-muslims are not allowed to go inside the mosque.
An exquisite hotel inside the Medina.We didn’t stay in this hotel but wandered down to visit the garden. Definitely worth a visit, it´s an oasis of calm and peacefulness.
A lovely restaurant near the Ben Youssef Mosque. The location is great with a fantastic view; we had a pleasant evening watching the sun setting over Medina. The skewers were delightful as were the avocado salad and beef tajine.
Camel Ride around Palmeraie
We had a lovely camel ride around the Palmeraie with our traditional arabic outfits provided by the staff. You can book your tour 👉🏽here .
We really had an amazing trip to this exotic, magnificent and very picturesque city. A very unique adventure indeed. We stayed in Morocco for 5 days; 2 days in Marrakech and 2 days in Zagora (Sahara desert). We wish we could have stayed longer. There are so many places we still want to see; all the more reason to come back again soon.