Toward the end of our trip to Morocco, we spent a week in rabat. Our homestay family was amazing. Our mom was a professional chef and she had fresh bread for us every morning. We visited many amazing sites like the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Kasba, the beach, and many amazing museums.
Our last day, we visited Casablanca. We saw the mosque and spent the day in the Mall of Morocco. I would have liked to explore the city more, but it was still an amazing experience.
Probably one of my favorite independent trips was our trip to Chefchaouen. Every so often, our program would allow us to travel wherever we wanted outside the program. This free weekend, my friends and I decided to travel to Chefchaouen, the blue pearl. What makes this city so beautiful and unique is its color. The entire city is blue.
We stayed in one of my favorite Riyads with a beautiful view of the city. The food was delicious and the city was gorgeous.
Our first day, we took one of the hardest trails I’ve ever hiked to “God’s Bridge” and then swam in the watering hole near the damn. It was gorgeous and felt so good to swim after a long hike.
The last day, we just enjoyed and experienced the city. Chefchaouen is the relaxation capital of Morocco. It was so nice to explore the city. I bought so many perfumes and spices and essential oils. This was definitely one of my favorite cities.
Our first trip as a program was too Merzouga. Merzouga is located in the Pre-Sahara. We took a very long bus ride (13 hours) before finally reaching our hotel in Erfoud. The hotel was gorgeous with unlimited food and a freezing pool. The next morning, we took a shorter busride to our real destination in the desert. Along the way, we stopped in a berber tent for tea. It was delicious!
We stayed in gorgeous tents.
Later in the afternoon, we had the opportunity to ride camels up the sand dunes before finishing the trip on foot!
The last day, a tour guide took us to the Erfoud Kasba, Souk, and Rug Market