Highlights of Marrakech

Highlights of Marrakech

Bonus -> download the GPS-guided article with GPSMyCity here!  Marrakech is one of the most visited cities of Morocco. Close to the Atlas Mountains and a few hours from the foot of the Sahara, it is a beautiful oasis known for its various excursions, shopping and important buildings from imperial history. My trip to Marrakech [...]

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Excursion from Marrakech | Ouzoud Falls

Excursion from Marrakech | Ouzoud Falls

A day excursion offered by various travel agencies in Marrakech is a trip to Ouzoud Falls. They are the highest waterfalls in Northern Africa. The hiking includes impressive waterfalls, opportunities to go swimming, and breathtaking views. It is the perfect escape from the noise and chaos of the souks.   We paid €20 or so [...]

7 Things to know BEFORE you go on a Sahara Desert Excursion | Marrakech

7 Things to know BEFORE you go on a Sahara Desert Excursion | Marrakech

A really popular trip to take from Marrakech is a multi-day desert tour of the Sahara. There are so many different tourism companies and options to choose from, it can be hard to choose. After extensive research, I chose the 3-day desert tour of the Merzouga desert, with the company Marrakech Desert Trips. I did [...]

Highlights of Bucharest | Romania

Highlights of Bucharest | Romania

Another long weekend for us English teachers in Spain meant another opportunity for a quick trip to another country - and this time we ventured east to Romania for three days! Intrigued by stories of Dracula-esque castles, the recent history of a communist dictatorship, and the juxtaposition of beautiful, neoclassical historical buildings next to Soviet [...]

The Complete Guide to Porto, Portugal

The Complete Guide to Porto, Portugal

The combination of the colorful houses carefully stacked on the steep green sides of the Douro River, the weaving and winding cobblestone streets and the incredibly beautiful blue azulejos tiles that adorned the sides of churches, buildings, and streets created the enchanting atmosphere that took me away for the short 48 hours I had to [...]

Spanish Wine Country | La Rioja

Spanish Wine Country | La Rioja

Spanish wine is tragically underrated. Looking back on my waitressing days, I can't count how many times I tried to sell a table a bottles of a Spanish red only to watch them turn up their nose and pick something from Sonoma or France instead. Many people are ignorant of the wonder of Spanish wine, [...]

Cacéres & Trujillo

Cacéres & Trujillo

As a kid, there was nothing I hated more than long car rides with my family. I usually got carsick, fought with my brother, or grew irritated with my parents and resorted to my adolescent coping mechanism of tuning everyone out, listening to angsty songs on my CD player as we drove on and on. [...]