MOROCCO [PART 1] | Valentina Duracinsky: MOROCCO [PART 1]

March 3, 2013


aaaand the detox starts today. Moroccan food is ridiculously good. "Tagine d'agneau aux pruneaux" – had that three or four times. Too good, too good. So, Morocco... My mother and I arrived in Fès early Saturday morning and I was exhausted from a late night out on Friday (you'd wonder why in the world someone would go out the night before a 7am flight, but it was worth it.) A tour guide drove us around and showed us some cool sights. Complete culture shock. I've never been to a place quite like Morocco. We visited Fès, Meknès, Casablanca and Marrakech. We traveled by train a couple times. I love being on a train and looking out the window, listening to music and just thinking, being. I get this wonderful feeling that I'm on some kind of adventure and the journey is just as good as the destination! In Casablanca, we went to Rick's Café of course. It was wonderful. I'm so happy I can say I've been to Casablanca and went to freakin' Rick's Café! I love love love the movie. And I bet someday I'll say "We'll always have Paris". I'll find the right moment, no worries. Marrakech was lovely and we finally felt a little more comfortable bargaining with the shop owners. I bought myself two lovely bags (one to travel and one for my day to day life), an awesome rug, and two tunics. Raaarrr love it all! (I don't know why but I keep hearing this "raarrrrr" in my head when I'm thinking. Maybe more "Rooaarrr". Not sure, but it's there, so I wrote it. You're now in my head.) I'm glad to be back in Paris now. A little price negotiation is fine, but after a while it's just incredibly exhausting. I definitely want to go back and stay in those wonderful Riad. In Marrakech we stayed at the Riad & Spa Bahia Salam. I highly recommend it. The room was beautiful, the people were nice, the food was good, and it was close to a lot of interesting places to visit. So... next time you're in Marrakech? Inch Allah. As always, they all asked if we were mother and daughter or sisters. Ah, to have young, good-looking parents! I hope you enjoy these pictures. Part 2 & 3 to come during the week. Cheers! Vx
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[PART 1]  Fès, Meknès & Volubilis
[PART 2]  Rick's Café in Casablanca
[PART 3] Casablanca & Marrakech 


Les petits papillons said...

Fantastic pictures!! =)

Chloe Moon said...

Omg! What a beautiful country!!! It is so on my to-do list one day!! =)


naira said...

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Melissa said...

It looks so beautiful!! And your mom looks young enough to be your sister :-)

hennablossom said...

So incredible. I have had Morocco at the top of my list for awhile. Hoooping to go sooner rather than later. What an amazing backdrop.

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