From Morocco With Love – A Jewel on The Edge of the Sahara

In late 2018, Mpho and I took a belated honeymoon (our wedding was in September 2017!) to the Kingdom of Morocco and spent an unforgettable 12 days in this beautiful and culturally rich country.

It is difficult to adequately describe the authentic beauty that is the Kingdom of Morocco.  To describe it as a kingdom is indeed accurate, as stepping off the plane in Casablanca felt like a magical appearance into the setting of an ancient fable like Aladdin or Lawrence of Arabia.  From the hustle and bustle in the medinas to the regal and palatial riads, the experience of Morocco was like stepping through a portal into another time and place.

We arrived in Casablanca, having flown Emirates from Johannesburg through Dubai.  We decided to spend our New Year’s in the Sahara Desert, so we flew in 2 day before New Year’s Eve.  [#TeMphoTravelTip] Being in the Northern Hemisphere, Morocco is a bit chilly at this time of year, so if you’re looking to visit during warmer seasons, they recommend from around March to May, or August to October as the best times to visit.

Our 12-day programme was jam packed with activities and sight-seeing. Our route took us from Casablanca to Marrakech, then on to Ouarzazate, then to Merzouga, then up North to Fes, on to the iconic Chefchaouen, then to the capital Rabat, back to Marrakech through Casablanca and we finished our country tour chilling in the coastal town of Essaouira.

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