March 22, 2014


Kasbah (means castle) des Oudaias

Morocco is the Land of  No Rules. If you are organized, like pontuality and not really flexible, you're gonna have a hard time backpacking in Morocco.

Maybe that's the reason why so many people just pay a travel agency and come on a tour? I dislike tours: with the money they ask for a tour I can do many many things and I don't like the idea of having someone telling me what to do or where to go. The worst is that you don't really get to know the culture because you have no time to talk and do things with locals. In the other side having a guide in historical places is handy to understand what's go in on around us. But there you go, each person has their way of traveling, as long as they travel I’m happy :)

 Berber Handmade Shoes, Musical Instruments, Bags, home decoration are to die for, I wanna buy all!

 I have to tell you guys, there are many stereotypes about Morocco out there! The food is not that spicy, vendors are not that boring and so far we only been ripped off one or two times (as far as we know haha) Yes, it's dirty (at least in the cities) and yes moroccans have great hospitality: all the drivers we hitch hike with take us to eat and sometimes show us around by car. I feel very welcome here but I'm glad I'm travelling with my partner because man can be annoying staring at you woman.

To be honest I'm sick of cities, we've been here for a week and all we seen were cities. But you have the freedom to choose so after Marrakech we are ready to explore the South and Desert. Can't wait to ride a camel, it's gonna be challenging for me because of my fear of highs. 

Mausoleum of Mohammad V (The King)

 These two pictures are from Chellah, the ancient ruins of romans of the 5th century. Has a beautiful view to the river valley in a clear day. It's worth a visit and entrance costs only 10 DH.

 Rabat is not a beautiful city but has nice spots. I like the idea of a city with beach, even though in this case the beach is not paradise at all. The sunset on the beach was pretty stunning, we weren't expecting at all, just walking back to our host's home when we saw this.
I think 2 days is enough to check the tourist areas (you can see the pics above) and to have a feeling of the place. It's cool that some girls wear mini skirts and many others don't wear a scarf in their heads. Guess it's city influence and/or less conservative family. It reminds me indian woman on their jeans in Mumbai or New Delhi, I prefer to see them on their colorful saris. But here, I prefer to see their shinny pretty hair, instead of a scarf that usually matches with the long skirt. 

All the pictures above were taken in Rabat, now time to show you a bit of Casablanca. 

Casablanca is ugly, only worth to go to the Hassan II Mosque. We been there for a day trip and were pretty disappointed when we discover we had to pay 120 DH (around 12€) to get inside. What? Paying to get in a religious place? The House of God? It pisses me off when people take advantage of tourists and ask tons of Money to visit a place, especially a religious place. But I can’t deny the mosque is very pretty and in shape, near the ocean. I will make a post about  this mosque outside pictures and talk a little bit more about it, it’s the largest mosque in Morocco and the seventh largest in the World. 

 I'm planning on posting about Arabic, Tiles ArtWork and Hitch Hiking in Morocco. For now I will enjoy the so called Red  City - Marrakech. 

If you ever been in these places share your thoughts, places to eat, sleep and visit so everyone have acess to your info. Thanks :)  


  1. Oh plenty of places you've got to see ! You haven't been lucky so far but you should enjoy Marrakech. Essaouira is gorgeous, smaller and very different, I'd recommend it thoroughly; then you should somehow reach Ouarzazate, with an amazing Casbah; go to the city markets, buy a 20 kgs watermelon, crash to a wedding party (I know you're used to do that ^^) and you should get to eat a proper, popular couscous. In the end, if I were you, I would definitely climb a bit of lower Atlas mountains, to reach inner valleys: there are a variety of country paths that would lead you off the mountain pass to the valley (I was in the M'Goûn valley). The places are amazing, desertic, and very remote from the cities. You'll meet berbers living the traditional way; I guess that's one of the ways to really get in touch with traditional Morrocan life and one of the most beautiful, believe me.
    Don't go to Agadir if you hated Casa, too.

    1. Good tips!! We started with the cities and now will go South. We are in Essaouira right now :D Great for a break of the cities with a portuguese castle!! We will definitly climb some mountain but you should be there to cook the rice haha Take care bro xx

  2. I am currently close to a place called 'Rabac' so almost :-))
    And another nice journal with colorful images, yay!

    1. In Croatia! At the Adriatic Sea.

      Where you wanted to "jump into my pics" !! :-) :-)

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