essaouira, morocco

first things first–it’s pronounced ess-ah-weer-ah.  despite speaking elementary french and being reasonably good with phonetics, that was a tough one for me. when i was finalizing our plans for our trip to morocco, i debated whether we should visit essaouira or ouarzazate.  after reading a few fodors and tripadvisor forums, i went with my gut and […]

marrakech, morocco

sensory overload.  it’s the only way i can describe our first day in marrakech.  we had slept for less than four hours the night before after a long day of travel, and our jet lagged brains weren’t quite prepared for the day ahead.  but first, breakfast.   our flight from barcelona to marrakech landed around […]