Back in 2012 when Rhys was 15 months old we did something that was ever so slightly out of our comfort zone.
We went on holiday to Marrakesh.
I’m sure for lots of people this would be no big deal but for us it was quite an adventure, and one that I’m so happy we decided to go for.
The thing is, being there with such a young child meant that I didn’t really get to experience being in Morocco. I spent pretty much the whole holiday in our little villa and in the pool. Now, I’m not complaining about that, I had a brilliant time and it was as relaxing as it could possibly be with an active toddler in tow.
I would absolutely love to go back one day though, to see more of Morocco and to experience the culture a bit more.
Here are my top 3 reasons I would love to go back one day.
To enjoy different food
I didn’t really eat much traditional Moroccan food while we were there.
And I’ll be honest and admit that this was partly down to me being quite a fussy eater. I did have amazing breakfasts there a few times, with pancakes and beautifully sweet honey, and I tried a traditional tagine one night, but that was about it. Saying that though, I do think that my tastes have changed in the last few years and I would love to be more adventurous if were to visit again.
From tagines to kebabs to cups of sweet mint tea, I would like to give it a taste.
To explore the desert
I didn’t really see any of the landscape of Morocco when I was there. I pretty much went from the airport to the resort and back again, so I don’t feel I experienced the country at all really.
So I’d love to go back and take a couple of days out of my trip to visit either the Zagora Desert or the Merzouga Desert. To be safe I would make sure to go with a company like Desert Majesty who run Morocco desert tours.
A lot of the tours go across the Atlas mountains which would be an amazing experience. I just think it would be quite surreal to head out into the desert, it’s so far removed from the rolling green hills of Wales!
To visit the souks
It might be quite a touristy thing to do, but I would definitely head to the souks if I went back to Morocco.
I’m not even sure if I would want to buy anything there, although saying that we did have some amazing black pepper when we went before that I would tempted to try and track down!
What I would really love to do is just soak up the atmosphere and take about a million photos of all the amazing colours and textures from all the stalls.
Have you ever been to Marrakesh? Is there anything else you would recommend doing if I get the chance to go again?
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