The last day: Marrakesh, Morocco (Day 9)

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My last day in Morocco, we headed back to Jamaa el Fna to continue the search for a lamp and for me to get some pictures since I taken many when we went before.  We started off with a video of the snake charming: Snake charming And I finally got a picture of the robe […]

Essaouira, Morocco (Day 8)

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The next morning, we woke up and went to breakfast with Hajar’s dad and Rachid at Ftour Beldi.  Our waiter was hilarious and kept calling me “blonde baby” the whole time we were there.  After that we headed out for a day trip in Essaouira, a seaside town about 2.5 hours away. A few miles […]

Marrakesh, Morocco (Day 7)

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In the morning we had breakfast and then went to meet Hajar’s middle brother, Rachid.  He drove us to Jamaa el Fna, a square and market (“souk”) nearby that Hajar had told me I was going to love.. she was right.  When we walked onto the square, there were vendors showing off monkeys and snake […]

Ouarzazate, Morocco (Day 6)

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The drive for today, Ouarzazate to Marrakesh When we woke up, we packed our things and loaded back into the car to head to the Atlas Studios nearby.  The studios were built in the 80s and parts of many American films have been recorded there, including Gladiator, Alexander, The Bible, Passion of the Christ, and Game […]

The Sahara Desert: Merzouga, Morocco (Day 4)

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The next morning we woke up, grabbed some breakfast downstairs (pastries, and wonderfully fresh fruit galore) and then grabbed our bags for our trip out of the Medina.  A man met us at the entrance of the riad with a wheelbarrow, loaded our suitcases and then we were off, back through the maze to get […]

Fes, Morocco (Day 3)

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On my third day in Morocco, we started off the day with wonderful, freshly made orange juice and one of my favorite things from my study abroad in Paris.. pain au chocolat!  Then we grabbed our bags and got in the car for Mohammed to drive us to Fes, a four-hour route that went through […]

Casablanca, Morocco (Days 1 & 2)

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Whew!  After 22 hours of flying and layovers going from Austin, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia to Paris, France, I made it to my destination in Casablanca, Morocco to visit my grad school roommate, Hajar!  Yahoo!  It was so nice to have her there at the airport to greet me… especially since I don’t speak any […]