The Wonders of the Western Kingdom

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On the first days of February, Tiny Book is heading to Morocco. We are taking an eight-day trip touching the cities of Essaouira, Agadir and Marrakech. This adventure in the wonders of the Western Kingdom will take us to the doors of the Sahara. There, our tiniest member, Federico will turn six… On a camel ride!

Are you ready? Meet me in Morocco!

First stop: Essaouira

Our flight is scheduled to land in Marrakech early in the morning. So, we plan to keep moving, either by bus or grand taxi, and go straight to Essaouira, the city of the wind, the old MogadorWe will spend two nights in a magnificent lodging, Riad Baladin.

Nadine, manager and owner, will be waiting for us. I am really eager to meet her: Swiss, former journalist, expat in Morocco. We share the passion for travel and the tourism industry. What’s more, she is about to emigrate again… I can feel there will be a lot in common between us.

 

Riad Baladin

Riad Baladin, Essaouira.

Moving on: Agadir

Two days later, we have an appointment in Agadir. We will venture down in the continent to reach this seaside area. My last move before departing was trading Casablanca for Agadir… I hope it was a good intuition.

Ibtissam and her crew from the super Kenzi Europa Agadir are already waiting for us. You can read some of her thoughts and get to know her on some comments she left in our blog… she is a faithful reader. I am sure we will discuss literature and tourism as well!

The most important part of it all will belong to our kids. Actually they can barely wait to be there. The premises look appealing and inviting… Look at those pools!

 

Kenzi Europa Agadir

Kenzi Europa Agadir.

Adventure in the desert, but not only

We will head back to Marrakech to meet Hamid, an authentic desert man. Born and grown in the Sahara, now in charge of Original Morocco Tours.

Original Morocco Tours and their amazing camel rides.

Original Morocco Tours and their amazing camel rides.

 

He will lead our way on a three-day adventure in Berber land. Including Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Addou, the Valley of Roses and the Dades Gorges. There will be a night in the desert and a birthday party with all the right ingredients to be unforgettable.

Finally, back to Marrakech

Two is the perfect number of days for a city getaway, our plan before turning back. A simple stay in a traditional riad. No frills this time: a city house in the Medina which will allow our kids to breathe the local atmosphere.

Jemaa el-Fnaa, the main square of Marrakesh in the old Medina.

Jemaa el-Fnaa, the main square of Marrakesh in the old Medina.

 

As usual, I will try and taste as much as possible. I will do my best to suggest you the best paths and flavors to try if you ever decide to see the South of Morocco.

Posts published after the experience of Morocco:

ESSAOUIRA, WIND CITY OF AFRICA

ESSAOUIRA, RIAD BALADIN WHEN HEAVEN BECOMES JEALOUS

EATING IN ESSAOUIRA, THREE OPTIONS

FLOWING INTO THE OCEAN, AGADIR

BEST RESORT FOR KIDS IN AGADIR

THE SAHARA, WHEN NOMADIC GETS REAL

MARRAKECH, LAND OF GOD?

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