Travel Tips: Discovering the Magic of Morocco
Otherwise known as the Blue City, Chefchaouen is a beautiful city in the mountains of Morocco. The local people paint their buildings and doors blue to ward of mosquitos... I'm pretty sure it works. While there in 2010, I purchased a handmade silk table cloth depicting the "Story of African". We traveled there from Seville, Spain where we stayed a few nights before and after Morocco. There were a few hotels on the mountain that looked a little too rustic, but I'd love to visit again!
1. Shop in Chefchaouen, Morocco
Morocco will always hold a special place in my heart as one of the most beautiful and mysterious countries I’ve ever been to. In 2010, a friend and I traveled there as a group tour departing from Seville, Spain - also a beautiful place to visit. The people were all very accommodating through out the 3 day experience. Below, are a few ideas for your next trip to Morocco.
2. Visit the Cave of Africa
I traveled to Morocco with my friend and photographer, Claire Oring, who created this mermaid photo. There weren't any skulls or starfish when we went, but I loved her photo so much, we have a print hanging in our bedroom.
3. Respect the wildlife
Animals are mistreated all over the world, so it's important to aware of the animals you come across during your travels. While in Morocco, we rode camels, a service provided by our booked travel company. Most animals are hungry, so feeding grains or fruit is usually welcomed.
4. Visit a local market for spices and souvenirs
Along with the rug, we visited a spice shop where I bought a bunch of turmeric and cumin.
5. Dress modestly, but accessorize like crazy
Here's a pic of me in Morocco back in 2010 when I was a sophomore in college at DePaul University in Chicago. I was such a baby! LOL I still have that dress but had to throw away the faux leather jacket because the fabric was shredding. I also have the necklace and belt still! My closet is a giant. If you look close enough, you can see I'm smoking a pink cigarette, which we bought in Paris and tasted like vanilla.
Traveling female in Arabic countries is always interesting, but as long as you’re aware of your surroundings and respecting their culture, you’re cool.