Desired Destination: Morocco

01/10/2012 § 2 Comments

When the weather turns cooler, my wanderlust for warmer climates always picks up.  I’ve frequently forgone the usual trip home for Thanksgiving in favor of a long international journey somewhere warm.  Last year it was Argentina, two years before that I went to Egypt, and lately my mind has returned to North Africa.  Morocco has officially made its way to the very top of my Desired Destination shortlist somehow, fueled at least in part by the images and inspiration I have been collecting on Pinterest.

My trip to the Maghreb probably isn’t all that far off with flights hovering around $1,000 and no annoying visa procedure for US citizens, but until that day comes,  you can find me wandering among my pictures, wistfully wishing for the smell of fragrantly perfumed tobacco, oranges and coriander, the taste of mint tea and dates, the feel of crisp linen against my body and cool tiled floors beneath my feet, and the sound of the call to prayer at dawn and the souk at dusk.

The harbor town of Essaouira.

Dying to stay at L’Heure Bleue hotel in Essaouira…gorgeous!

Marrakech, the Ochre City.

YSL in Morocco.

YSL at home in Marrakech, what is now known as the Majorelle Garden.

Casablanca

All images via Pinterest.

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§ 2 Responses to Desired Destination: Morocco

  • Anne says:

    Oooh, those pictures look so lovely. I’ve always wanted to visit Tangiers

  • Mel says:

    Peacock Pavilions is absolutely the place to stay in Marrakech. It’s about ~20 minutes outside of the medina (and city itself), which is something I loved about staying there. You saw more of the area coming and going from the city, and it’s such a magical place unto itself that you get this incredible experience in addition to Marrakech.

    There are also some great tour companies where you can get a private driver, car, and cover so much of the area (and for incredible prices). Spent a good bit of time there in the spring and have plotting a return since!

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