Morocco, where can I begin? It has been my dream to travel this country, for as long as I can remember. I was - and still am - amazed at the design, colors, and architecture that the Maghreb has. I wasn't expecting winter to be so cold here. It was freezing traveling through the snowy roads in the High Atlas Mountains, only to end up in the Sahara desert. Relief? No, still freezing. But it was entirely worth it.
I went to Marrakech, the Dadès Gorge, Merzouga (the gateway to the Sahara), the Sahara, and Aït Ben Haddou. One of the highlights of the trip: a night at the famous La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, on Christmas day!
- Djema-El-Fna square
- Koutoubia Mosque
- Majorelle Jardin
- Ben Youssef Medersa
- Bahia Palace
- any meticulously decorated riad
The Dadès Gorge has jaw-dropping views of a harsh landscape. Stay at Auberge Chez Pierre to wake in a valley bathed in literally orange sunlight.
The Sahara. I entered through Merzouga, but I've heard M'hamid has less tourists because it's farther. Not that this matters... I didn't see anyone else in the desert.
La Mamounia is seriously every travel blogger's dream. I spent Christmas eve and day here, and still enjoyed the famed pool all to myself. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, I recommend dressing up nicely and coming to the hotel for drinks and photoshoot.