Morocco

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Marrakesh, the ancient city in Morocco.

A place of many wonders, so many in fact, that we had to visit twice. Marrakesh is filled with culture and history beyond our years. We wanted to experience life as a local, so we decided to stay in a traditional riad minutes away from the medina. 

 
 
A riad is a traditional Moroccan house with an interior garden or courtyard. Yes, we got to stay in this beautiful place! The architecture in Marrakesh is absolutely breathtaking. 

A riad is a traditional Moroccan house with an interior garden or courtyard. Yes, we got to stay in this beautiful place! The architecture in Marrakesh is absolutely breathtaking. 

 

What to do:

Once in Marrakesh, make your way to the Old City to visit the medina and souks. You will get lost in a world of spices, jewels, accessories and so much more! Marrakesh is known for their delicate ceramic art and I highly recommend taking back a few of these hand crafted pieces! Hang out amongst the locals and grab freshly baked goods while you're there. This is truly a one of a kind experience! 

 
 

Jardin Majorelle

This place is such a beauty! With over 100 variations of plants from all over the world, it is a must see while you're there. YSL himself gifted this garden to Marrakesh and there is a space inside dedicated to him. (We won't spoil it for you and tell you what it is, looks like you'll just have to take a trip to Africa!)

 

Where to eat:

Dar Belkabir

On our first trip to Marrakesh we did not know what to expect when it came to food. We were told this place had yummy couscous dishes and boy were they right! So good in fact, we made sure to go back a second time. We ordered their vegetarian couscous tagine- both times! What made this dish stand out from the rest was the sweet jam that they put in addition to a savory sauce you get to pour on your meal. Every bite was heavenly! Highly recommend. 

Nomad Restaurant

If you are looking for a night out with amazing food and a beautiful view, this is the place to be! With having gone twice, the Nomad Restaurant didn't cease to amaze us. Getting there, you'll have to travel through the Souks, while being tempted to spend your next months rent on all the beautiful goodies Marrakesh has to offer. Once you're inside you'll instantly smell the aroma of all the spices! This place offers top notch service and the best food we had during our entire stay in Morocco. After dinner, make your way up to one of the two tiered rooftops they have while you overlook all of Marrakesh basking under the moon.