For our second day trip, we headed to Fes! It was another three-hour car ride but armed with library books and travel pillows, we were ready. Unfortunately for me, a bout of food poisoning settled in while on the road so my day in Fes was dotted with frequent breaks to sip on Sprite and maybe, just maybe, a couple instances of vomiting on the street. Despite that setback, Fes was our absolute favorite city! A little less chaotic than Marrakech, rich in history and arts (we toured a ceramic school and tannery) and filled with the friendliest people. A few snaps from our day in Fes, most taken by the Red Head while I was fighting the sickness!
During our trip to Morocco, the Red Head and I took two day trips, the first of which was to Marrakech! We were jazzed. We had heard nothing but great things about this vibrant city. Three hours in the car and a flat tire didn’t drain our enthusiasm and I’m thankful we still had energy because Marrakech requires it. Busy streets, bustling markets, snake charmers, bakers, craftsman, animals and people run every which way. If it weren’t for our very patient tour guide I think we’d still be lost there today. We’d have lots of great trinkets to bring home but we’d still be wandering the markets for sure. Below are a few snaps of our adventure in Marrakech from markets to a great lunch spot and everything else in-between.
While the Red Head and I were in Morocco a couple weeks ago we called Casablanca ‘home’ during our stay. To be honest, it ended up not being the favorite city we visited but it was wonderful to have the cooler temps, an ocean-side hotel and countless restaurants all within blocks every single day. Plus, with Petit Taxis readily available (and cheap!) we felt like the whole city was at our fingertips.
Below are a few snaps from around the city! Highlights include the Hassan II mosque, reading Game of Thrones by candlelight (a nightly occurrence), breathtaking tilework at every turn, fresh fruits and juices at every corner and this amazing dinner spot (not pictured). Next up: Marrakech!
I mentioned a couple weeks ago that the Red Head and I booked a big trip this fall… a big trip to Morocco!! It’s been on our radar for awhile but we decided to bite the bullet, book tickets and never look back. This October we’ll be spending a week in Casablanca and will explore a couple other cities with day trips. To say we’re excited would be a major, major understatement. So bear with me as I’m pinning Morocco to-do lists and modest fashions, OK? Thanks!
This year is shaping up to be a busy one for the Erickson crew (as if this project wasn’t enough on our plates)! We booked a big trip last night for this fall and I’m only leaving you this image as a little teaser of the destination. More details to come but I will tell you this trip has me absolutely giddy with excitement!
Even though we’ve been back for more than a week now, I still haven’t fully processed our trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi (and a little adventure in Seattle as well!). I have, however, managed to gather some of my favorite snaps for the faucethead blog. Check them out there!
Oh my word. After the LONGEST week ever, the time for our departure is quickly approaching. We’ve got nothing packed, very few things planned but a serious adventure ahead. I’ll keep the horrible pun I’ve been rolling with going and sign off for now with this… DU-BYE!!