I wasn’t planning on posting while on my trip but I have free internet access right now and a bit of time before dinner, so I thought I would briefly talk about a few impressions.
Mark, from Mad About Morocco, designed a great itinerary based on our preferences and I have much preferred this method of travelling over doing a bus tour with a large group of people.
To me, Morocco is full of contrasts. Old medinas nestled within expanding “new town” modern cities. Dodging donkey poo on the ground while passing a “cyber cafe.” Eating snails cooked in fennel soup, while being offered a Coca-Cola or a Fanta. Satellite dishes sitting on the roofs of small mud homes.
Highlights have included sitting under the stars in the Sahara desert, riding a camel as the sun rose over the sand dunes, and being served mint tea by a Berber man and his son inside their home when we visited their tiny mountain village where they normally don’t have any visitors — let alone ones from a far away country.
I have two more days of travel here and then I’m off to Spain. I take with me vibrant memories, many photos, and a carpet that I was somehow suckered into buying. Oh and a couple of cookbooks that I need to read with a French dictionary by my side as well. 🙂