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DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA – MOROCCO

Let your imagination run as we explore morocco and its magical adventures

Seychelles is my dream destination wedding location. Just for the records, so that boo can hear… Anyways, I am not going to talk about my darling Seychelles today, so y’all won’t go running ahead of me to fantasize about my dream location…. Lol!

Today is all about Morocco. My friend wonders why I like this place, and why it is on my Travel List… Well this is why….Morocco is said to have some deep prehistoric past. Historic evidence suggests that Morocco has been inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic era of prehistoric times. The Maghreb (as the Northern Africa area is called) was a fertile savannah then and not at all like today’s modern arid landscape. Now who wouldn’t love to go and see  some deep things? Hmm…

Morocco is among the countries in Africa that the Sahara Desert covers. Not like I’m gonna walk all through, oh well, you never can tell, but it would be fun just to go see its borders at least!

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The Sahara Desert, Image by Grunge

The Essaouira Ramparts known as The Little Ramparts with all it’s classic glory and blend of fishing port. One thing I like about this place is the blend of blue color to the musky brown paint on the walls. I would really love to go there and take a good portrait pose on those walls.

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Blue Alleyways, Image by TourInSahara

Musee Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) a stunning museum in Marrakech that showcases collections amazing couture clothing and accessories of over 40years by one of my favorites, Yves St. Laurent. All I see is a photograph of me inside this place… And oh, a research library, cute cafe, and bookstore for startup bookies like me just crowns the trip!

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Museum YSL, Image by MariaClaire

Casablanca and an opportunity to hike at the High Atlas Mountains keeps bringing Morocco back to my lips when asked one of my travel destinations. I started hiking for the first time in my life, this year, I finally conquered that fear, so I can try it out again…. And just to at least see the location that got popular due to the movie bearing its name.

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High Atlas Mountain, Image by MyLittleAdventure

And oh yes, Food – As a passionate food taster with a non-supportive bowels, I would say I’d really wanna try out the great flavored combinations I hear they add to their dishes. The street food in Djemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech, deep fried potato balls dipped in harissa and the B’stilla, an intriguing filo pastry pigeon pie seasoned with almonds, saffron, fresh coriander and icing sugar, held together with eggs (OMG, just one pastry!)

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Tangine, Image by AnalidaEthnicSpoon

Now, it’s said saying all this without the action plan is as good as not saying at all, which is why I decide to jot down favorable times on when to visit Morocco, and I’ve been told to go around April, May and/or during Sacred World Music Festival, Cap Femina Adventure (celebrating women October), Marrakech International Film Festival (December), Oasis Festival, Gnaoua Festival, Mawazine Festival among others…. But I’ve been warned about exploring the desert during the heat period too…. So if you’re like me and you wish to visit Morocco, mark your calendars and plan ahead…

The grand opening parade of the Gnaoua Festival in Essaouira, Morocco, is like a big carnival with figures many metres high
    Gnaoua Festival, Image by RobertHarding

See you in Morocco!

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