A final farewell to Essaouira

I use my blog much as a diary. My grandma (Nannie) recently advised I keep a diary and I think this serves just the purpose, so you’ll have to forgive me for sharing a couple of final holiday updates, albeit a month behind schedule, as I want to preserve the final few memories somewhere safe.…

Essaouira in November. Day Uno

Part 2 of our Moroccan adventure takes place in Essaouira. We arrived in the early afternoon after a 3-hour coach journey from Marrakech. We chose to go with Supratours as we’d read it was a slightly nicer travel experience than the cheaper local buses. Unfortunately, your well-spent dirham won’t do anything to stop travel-sick German…

Marrakech | Souks and Medinas at night

  Heading back out into the dark of Marrakech layered up in rain coats and warm shoes was never part of the plan. But us Brits handled it better than the locals who stayed inside, leaving the streets relatively empy for us. Off we pottered, finding ourselves drawn to the brightly-coloured dish shops. We had…

Marrakech | getting our bearings

We awoke excited and ready to go and explore Marrakech. As we bounded out to the upstairs patio for breakfast in the sun we were promptly told that the food would instead be served downstairs. It was raining.  NOoooo!!! We sat and absorbed this information whilst our table was heavily laden with bread, cakes, pancakes and…

Marrakech | Upon arrival…

  Last week Hols and I headed to Morocco. Neither of us had been before and fancied an adventure. Unfortunately, compared to my usual standards, I really let myself down on the planning front. I boarded my flight knowing VERY little about Morocco! I had no idea what the exchange rate was (Answer: £1 is…