One thing I’ve realized about travelling is that the people you choose to travel with are just as important as the country you are travelling to.
Morocco Casablanca and Marrakech
Morocco was overall one of my favourite trips ever. The country is rich with culture with extremely beautiful architecture. You have probably heard it’s a country that is not safe to travel alone or even with “girls” but everyone I have encountered were nothing but kind with me
I am going to be sharing my experiences with my recent travel to Morocco.
I started my trip at Casablanca. I would say a maximum of 2-3 days is more than enough to see the major attractions of Casablanca. 2 Major attractions in Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque and the Central Marketplace. It is possible to walk from the Central Marketplace to Hassan Mosque II so do not feel like you need to take a taxi. One thing I must say about traveling within Morocco look for “Petit Taxi” this is an affordable method to travel within Morocco. With “Petit Taxi’s” and any You can talk rates down for taxi’s almost all the time. 90% of the time the taxi drivers are going to agree with a price that you have offered.
Hassan Mosque II is located beside the Atlantic Ocean and it is the second largest mosque in Africa. There’s a sense of calmness that came once we entered the premise of the Mosque a quiet and serene feeling. Please remember to be respectful and to wear clothes that are not revealing.
The Central Market is also a Maze like market space. It is an extremely busy location and be prepared for people trying to sell you lots and lots of Argon Oil. If you are unsure of whether you are buying the correct argon oil please do your research prior to purchasing. It’s definitely an amazing place to visit in Casablanca.
From Casablanca to Chefchaouen it is approximately 7hours by CTM Bus. One thing I will suggest is ALWAYS take the CTM bus to travel within Morocco for major cities. CTM bus is cheap, clean and comfortable way to commute for long trips within Morocco. We travelled from Casablanca to Chefchaouen by CTM we stayed there only for one day. Hotel Parador, it’s inexpensive and located right in the heart of Blue City. Blue City is definitely a must see! If you’d like to try traditional Moroccan food you must visit Aladdin Restaurant, the staff were polite and the food was the best food I’ve tried in all of Morocco. (Ask if you could go upstairs and eat with the view).
Marrakech: Things you must do in Marrakech
- Visit the Jama El F’na Market, it’s definitely an experience. Extremely busy and VERY packed. If you time your trip well you should definitely see the market at night as well, the lights and the view is definitely a sight.
- Tour around the Medina and bargain in the famous SOUKS
- Definitely have a Hammam to end your trip in Morocco. A Hammam is an essential tourist activity in Morrocco. You can find Hammams all over the Medina’s so choose carefully. For those who are unaware of what a Hammam is it’s a soapy rub down, hot steam and an aggressive exfoliation. You can also add on a massage at the end.
- We included a Quad and Camel ride in the dessert for 3 hours. I booked this while I was in the Jama El F’na market I was able to bargain and get a good deal so do speak to a few people within the market before purchasing a package. We got someone to pick us up at our hotel and drop us off once our rides were over.
- Want to dance the night away? 2 really good clubs that have hip-hop and r&b music is “555” and “Theatro”
Morocco Overall has been an amazing place to visit, if you have any other questions please feel free to contact me :