{moroccan travel} our mini adventure...

Hello!

As I'm sure all of you are aware, I have just returned from a short break to the wonderfully culture-filled capital of Morocco - Marrakech! Bing and I decided we ought to get away somewhere warm this summer, even if for just 4 nights {and warm it certainly was!}.

Apologies for the fairly small number or Souk photos compared to pool side shots...as you can probably guess we did spend most of our time attempting to catch some rays - well I did. Bing turned super tanned like Malibu Barbie...I have, unfortunately remained Casper white, perhaps a shade closer to the colour of living beings! With the temperature reaching 50 Degrees {120 Fahrenheit!} I must admit I did retreat to the shade a fair bit!

We started at Gatwick North Terminal, having left the house at the disgustingly early hour of 1.30am! Jamie Oliver has just opened a restaurant in the terminal so to say we sprinted there at 6am is an understatement. Bing had the Full Monty - it looked literally insanely good, and I had a fresh pink grapefruit juice and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and tatty scones - it was totally nom!
Safety first!
Yes window seat!
Looking pretty hot already!
 {hello!} The pool was dreamy
 View from our room at night!
 Entering the Souk - cheeky little look from that gent in the van!
 Wish these dates were ripe...
 This little man was collecting all of the used orange skins from the millions of fresh orange juice stalls
{SO nom nom nom and only 4 Dirham that's 30p!}
 We didn't brave a ride on one of these - the horses were pretty stinky, and they looked pretty over worked :(
 On our way to the Medina
So much spice!
I don't think I've ever had a more bizarre spa experience! Loved the cringey typography though!
 This face mask burned so much we literally kept it on for like 30 seconds...
 This was the life...
Trying to rock a fringe despite the insane humidity.
Homeward bound...

Marrakech is a wonderfully diverse and actually really safe city, I would definitely vouch for it to anyone considering a short, hot, city break. A good deal can be had in the markets, there is an amazing wealth of spices, jewellery and hand made leather and wooden goods. Food is really inexpensive and the tagines are out of this world, also it's super cheap for a glass of orange juice squeezed right before your eyes! A word for the wise though - don't drink the tap water, or have ice in drinks and be careful with fresh fruit - no one likes a dicky tummy on holiday eh? Our hotel was apparently 5* and to be honest it was really nice and clean and the staff were great but it certainly didn't feel like European or US 5* more like 3* or 4*.

I must say thanks to the ever lovely Bing Bong, she kindly allowed me to steal her iPhone 4S every five seconds as I've managed to scratch the camera on my phone to oblivion!

All in all we had the most wonderful time, just enough to relax and unwind and not long enough to get bored or antsy. Such a shame the weather back home has been so miserable - but {wahey!} to sunshine next week - bring it on!

xo.