Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Catch up... The Incredible Morocco

Dearest blog readers, I don't really know how to explain my lack of writing recently although I know the painfully slow internet onboard my cruise ship has a lot to do with it and the other thing being that I don't need to write so much because I kind of know what direction I'm going with my life right now.

So I've just got back home for 7 weeks vacation from my ship the Norwegian Gem and I have a lot to tell you but the thing is just (and I mean just, I had 5 days to turn myself around!) before I left to return to ship life I went on the most amazing trip with a young travellers tour company called Topdeck to Morocco. Now as this was 6 months ago, I can't really blog fully I just need to share some pictures. Too see all my pictures check out my flickr set.

My Topdeck trip basically involved 10 days, our amazing local guide, a bus and a small group of amazing travellers from all over the world. And Morocco is amazing because in a very small area you can see desert, coast, mountains and cities so here's a quick summary of what I did.

Everything started in Marrakech and the famous Jemaa El Fna Square



We found a great place to eat and watch all the action!



After a couple of nights in the city we headed out to the coast and Casablanca where we got to see inside the Hassan II mosque.







Along the coast further we arrived at the city of Rabat whose kasbah area is a world heritage site








Heading back in land now we visited the Roman ruins of Volubilis







And then we arrived in Fes, an old, sprawling city full of colour and traditions.









And then we headed more inland, over the mountains on our way to the desert.





We arrived at our desert paradise where we rode camels to watch the sunset from the top of a sand dune and then slept in Berber tents outside.











Our last stop before returning to Marrakech took us right into the mountains and we stayed at a hotel right in the middle of Dades Gorge.





Our way back took us through the highest point of the Atlas Mountains as well as to the Kasbah of Ben Haddou another world heritage site.






It's quite something going through all these pictures again, I want to see more places, my bucket list seems never ending!! However the past 6 months weren't without interest so I'll get posting that asap.


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